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Frank D'Arbo/The Crimson Bolt: Rainn Wilson
Libby/Boltie: Ellen Page
Sarah Helgeland: Liv Taylor
Jacques: Kevin Bacon
Review April 2011

If you're looking to get a jump start on this summer's superhero extravaganza, you might want to check out Super, the latest from former Troma director, James Gunn. The film stars Rainn Wilson (from The Office) as a sad-sack who turns to crime fighting after his wife is stolen away from him by a drug dealer. In the hopes of saving her, he becomes The Crimson Bolt and along with crazed sidekick Boltie, played by Ellen Page, he takes his anger to the streets, beating up bad guys in a handmade suit and wrench. While the motives may be similar to homegrown heroes found in Kickass and Defendor, and the visuals reminiscent of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Gunn's unique approach, combining twisted humor, dark drama, and over-the-top violence, offers a great change of pace for audiences tired of mainstream comic book fare.

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