All Superheroes Must Die (2011)

allDirector: Jason Trost

Writer: Jason Trost (Screenplay)

Starring: Jason Trost, Lucas Till, James Remar, Sophie Merkley, Lee Valmassy, Sean Whalen

 

Plot: Four Super Heroes find themselves abducted by their Arch Nemesis and are forced to compete in a series of challenges in order to save an abandoned town full of kidnapped innocent civilians.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Enjoyable Good

 

Story: All Superheroes Must Die starts as the superheroes Charge (Trost), Cutthroat (Till), Shadow ((Merkley) and The Wall (Valmassy) all awaken with an implant in their wrists with a message from the villainous Rickshaw (Remar).

Rickshaw sets the heroes tasks they must complete to save innocent lives of their city even if it means break their own rules along the way. We are left to watch as our heroes must work together as they are torn apart by this mastermind villain.

 

Thoughts on All Superheroes Must Die

 

StoryThe story is simple and all it needs to be, we have vulnerable superheroes finally against a villain who has a play that is solely against the superheroes. Each test feels like a genuine threat to the heroes with the villain safely out of danger which only adds to the idea that the film is giving us. The idea theses heroes must learn to fight without their powers also adds to the concept behind the film. The story really does take the superhero genre to a new direction and one we haven’t seen before.

Sci-Fi/ThrillerThe world is filled with superheroes with powers we don’t get to see put into action but the thriller side of the film really does keep us guessing from start to finish.

Characters/PerformanceThe characters are all created well to feel like superheroes in everyday life with the villain as always needing to be the stand-out character of the film outsmarting the heroes along the way. Performance wise everything is good with each star becoming their character almost effortlessly.

SettingsThe settings are all inside a small town that has different stores for our heroes to complete their tasks inside which shows us the number of victims there could be if the villain wins.

Special EffectsWe have good special effects for the budget which is all good for the film which tries to make everything practical effects.

Final ThoughtsThis is a refreshing take on the superhero genre that brings us into the story to see them take on a villain that isn’t afraid to kill.

 

Overall: Enjoyable superhero film that fans can enjoy.

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2017 Watched List Part 7

2017 Movie Watched List

Movie Watched list are always interesting to read to see what order people watch films in, over the past two years I have started doing watched lists with two different styles to talk about the over 1000 movies I had seen. This year I decided to mix it up once more. This time I will be listing the films in 10 like before and then picking just my favourites on a couple of subject’s I am picking favourites over best because sometimes the best films are difficult re-watches which is why I like the term favourite.

Here is 61 – 70

1.    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

2.     Passengers

3.     Delusion

4.     Secret in Their Eyes

5.     Baskin

6.     The Founder

7.     Ghosts of Darkness

8.     The Towering Inferno

9.     We Are Still There

10. You’ve Got Mail

 

Favourite Film
The Towering Infernotwoer

This is by far one of the most iconic disaster movies ever made with one of the best casts you will have seen in a film.

Worst Film
Secret in Their Eyessecret

This was a remake of an Oscar winning film that ends up just being a really dull American version of the film even with a star-studded cast.

Favourite Character
Doug Robert – The Towering Infernodoug

Doug is a strong character that must save his lives of the people in the building that he designed but it wasn’t built the way he planned. He risks his life over and over again to save as many people as he can.

Worst Character
Jim Preston – Passengerspreston

I am picking Jim for this because I feel his character decisions are not the best because he does take someone’s life because he is lonely and doesn’t tell while picking the most beautiful woman on the transport system.

Star Performance
Michael Keaton – The Founderfoudner

I wasn’t the biggest fan of The Founder but I can’t fault the performance from Keaton who just shone through the whole film next to the McDonalds Logo.

Any other question you would like to know about the selection feel free to leave a comment and I will answer or maybe even add to future Watched Lists.