We’ve been ignoring Super so far, even though it opens April 1st, mostly because it’s treading the same territory as Kick-Ass but without a 12-year-old who drops C-bombs. But the new clip caught my attention. Ellen Page jumping around like a maniac has that effect. There’s also a second clip which might be NSFW; if there were any doubt Gunn used to write for Troma, looking at those phallic tentacles should remove all doubt. So what’s this crazy movie about anyway?
When sad-sack loser Frank (Rainn Wilson) sees his ex-addict wife (Liv Tyler) willingly snatched by a seductive drug dealer (Kevin Bacon), he finds himself bereft and wholly unable to cope. But soon he decides to fight back under the guise of a DIY superhero called Crimson Bolt. With a hand-made suit, a wrench, and a crazed sidekick named Boltie (Ellen Page), the Crimson Bolt beats his way through the mean streets of crime in hopes of saving his wife. [official synopsis]
This movie is so unrealistic. Liv Tyler married to Rainn Wilson? Pfft, whatever.