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PLOT SUMMARY: A Christian’s way-too-hot wife leaves him to hang out with drug dealers and do drugs, so he takes up vigilantism to get back at crime, and get his wife back.

PEOPLE: Written/Directed by James Gunn… Who apparently was an uncredited director for Tromeo And Juliet, and directed the 1st episode of Troma‘s Edge TV, as well as The Tromaville Cafe. He was also Scott in Melvin Goes To Dinner, and Dr. Flem Hocking in The Toxic Avenger 4. I had no idea this had any overlap with Troma people, as this definitely came off as a “real” movie, compared to Troma films (which I absolutely love). I’m glad to see some Troma people can make it up to making non-Troma movies. I totally didn’t catch that they had Troma‘s War on a TV during the movie. Troma‘s War is a great movie; Troma‘s biggest “serious” movie attempt.

Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute from The Office) and Ellen Page (Juno from Juno, Ariadne from Inception, Hayley from Hard Candy, Kitty Pride/Shadowcat from X-Men 3–a better choice than the dumb actress they had in X-Men 1-2). Ellen is only getting hotter and hotter. Can’t wait to see what she looks like when she’s 35. Also: Live Tyler and Kevin Bacon.

BACKWARD PLOT SUMMARY: [highlight for spoilers] Christian superhero hooks up with a woman, but she leaves him, then he stops being a superhero, and she comes back to him.

UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers] Psychotic vigilante Christian takes law into own hands, fails to get back wife, causes the only girl who would ever fuck him to be shot in the head.

QUIRKS: Realistic non-superpower super hero movie. Mental instability. Violence. Death. This is not a superhero tale for kids.

VISUALS: Not too much going on… But Ellen Page is getting hotter and hotter!

MORALS: DON’T CUT IN LINE! DON’T SELL DRUGS! DON’T MOLEST CHILDREN!

GOOD STUFF: This movie takes directions the viewer would NOT expect it to take. You will be surprised and shocked.

Also: Best “rape” scene ever! Who ever knew that the guy who played Dwight Schrute would be in such a hot sex scene? Bwahahaha. But it is disturbing how many people say it’s not rape. It’s definitely in the grey area, a bit more on the rape side than the not rape side.

BAD STUFF: People who take this at face value and miss the point.

CONCLUSION: That movie… was…. jesus…. that was really fucking dark. oh my god. It’s a comedy, yet it’s REALLY fucking dark. Takes you places you really don’t expect. This is compared to Kick-Ass a lot, but it’s really more like Special/Defendor meets Observe And Report. But dark. So fucking dark. Oh my god. But also funny. This movie is FUUUCKED UP. Special is great, but Special lacks the comedy this movie has. Yet this movie is way darker. Go figure. Yea — you really won’t know what you’re getting into until you watch it!

Carolyn: “Yeah, that movie was… yeah… really dark and sad… Reminded me of the movie Special, but it was darker than Special. Definitely *NOT* for kids…”

RATINGS:
Clint: Netflix: 5/5 stars. IMDB: 8.6/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 5/5 stars. IMDB: 9/10.
The native public rating for this movie is: IMDB: 7.2/10, Netflix: 3.7/5 stars (Netflix‘s predicted rating for us was 3.9/5 stars–a bit low of a guess, Netflix).

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SIMILAR MOVIES:
The movie Super Capers was lighthearted compared to this.
The movie Kick-Ass was a bit more comical, but about as dark by the end.
The movie Special was almost as dark as this movie, except for the ending.
The movie Defendor was about as comic as this, and almost as dark, but not nearly disturbing.
The movie Observe And Report had a lot in common with this too — even comedic rape.
However, this was probably the darkest and most disturbing of all! (Though funnier than Special.)

MOVIE QUOTE: “It’s all gooshy.”

Hamilton: You got to forget about that bitch. She’s a fucking whore. She sucked more dick than my brother Victor and you saw that faggot come in here once with a cum worm on his beard. He didn’t even know it was there. How you don’t know someone jizzed in your face?

Jacques: You really think that killing me… stabbing me to death is going to change the world?
Frank D’Arbo: I can’t know that for sure, unless I try.Mood: full
Music: KMFDM – Glory (War & Slavery Mix)