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Rainn Wilson cracks skulls in a new clip from Super

10.20.2010

During last night's Scream Awards, they debuted a brand new clip from James Gunn's dark superhero comedy SUPER. It's billed on Spike's website as a "trailer" but it's hardly a trailer. It's a strange clip to show from the film given how it's more disturbing than funny (especially if you don't know the context of the film, which I'm guessing most people watching the Scream Awards didn't). Chris Bumbray said in his SUPER review, "The balance between humor and hardcore action is absolutely pitch perfect," but it doesn't seem quite pitch perfect in this clip.

That said, who hasn't been pissed off enough at a guy cutting in line to want to exact some violent superhero revenge? Check out the new clip below. SUPER is set for release from IFC Films sometime next year.

Source: Scream Awards

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2:17PM on 10/21/2010
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11:51AM on 10/21/2010
That clip was great. The guy had it coming.
That clip was great. The guy had it coming.
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8:10PM on 10/20/2010
Wow. That was brutally awesome. It DOES seem a little too much like Kick Ass, but I doubt it's an actual ripoff. And, hey, they actually use fake blood in this and not shitty CGI blood like the former did.
Wow. That was brutally awesome. It DOES seem a little too much like Kick Ass, but I doubt it's an actual ripoff. And, hey, they actually use fake blood in this and not shitty CGI blood like the former did.
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6:13PM on 10/20/2010
That clip just sold me. Kick-Ass ripoff maybe, but who gives a shit? That was fucking awesome.
That clip just sold me. Kick-Ass ripoff maybe, but who gives a shit? That was fucking awesome.
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6:04PM on 10/20/2010
That clip just sold me. Kick-Ass ripoff maybe, but who gives a shit? That was fucking awesome.
That clip just sold me. Kick-Ass ripoff maybe, but who gives a shit? That was fucking awesome.
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6:03PM on 10/20/2010
I have seen this film at TIFF as well and Chris Bumbray is right - the mix of humor, drama and action works really well in this film. This film is a DARK comedy with the emphasis on dark.

However, out of context, this clip doesn't work. You really have to get into the film's irreverently nihilistic tone from the beginning as it builds to the ridiculously violent moments like this, rather than just coming out of nowhere as it does when you just watch this clip by itself.

Also, this film is
I have seen this film at TIFF as well and Chris Bumbray is right - the mix of humor, drama and action works really well in this film. This film is a DARK comedy with the emphasis on dark.

However, out of context, this clip doesn't work. You really have to get into the film's irreverently nihilistic tone from the beginning as it builds to the ridiculously violent moments like this, rather than just coming out of nowhere as it does when you just watch this clip by itself.

Also, this film is NOT a ripoff of Kick-Ass in any form, I am a bigger fan of Kick-Ass but SUPER is a really fun blast in its own way. SUPER is far darker and more violent for one thing and it'll certainly be more of a niche comedy (precisely because of the violence and because a lot of the comedy is of a disturbing variety). For another, the main character (and Ellen Page's character - every word you've read about her character is probably true - she attacks this role 100%) is CLEARLY an antihero in SUPER unlike Kick-Ass - we feel for him but he's certainly not just some nice guy, he's actually quite psychotic and clearly has mental issues (Rainn Wilson is really great and underplays the role so that the dramatic parts are actually somewhat affecting). The film is crazily offensive, ridiculous, dark, but it's damn funny and a blast. Part of the genius of this film is precisely how far they go and how dark they get and that really only works if you watch the film from the beginning and watch it slide downwards into the extremes, rather than just jumping into the extremes like this clip out of context.

Anyone actually see James Gunn's Slither? He has by no means left that kind of B-level horror-comedy type of film as SUPER is pretty much the same kind of thing but a big leap from that film (which I thought was fun).
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2:44PM on 10/20/2010
Not available in your country? Hello i don't live in NORTH KOREA!!!
Not available in your country? Hello i don't live in NORTH KOREA!!!
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2:33PM on 10/20/2010
Looks like an unapologetic Kick-Ass ripoff, but that was funny.
Looks like an unapologetic Kick-Ass ripoff, but that was funny.
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2:12PM on 10/20/2010
This is fucking epic. I'm there opening night.
This is fucking epic. I'm there opening night.
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11:49AM on 10/20/2010

FUCK!!!!!

AGAIN WITH THIS "NOT AVAILABLE IN YOUR COUNTRY" BULLSHIT?????
this is getting old now...
AGAIN WITH THIS "NOT AVAILABLE IN YOUR COUNTRY" BULLSHIT?????
this is getting old now...
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11:45AM on 10/20/2010
Awesome clip. This movie looks great and this clip just fueled my excitement for it. I think Wilson is going to be great in this and he really does have the sypathetic, down on his luck look down pat.
Awesome clip. This movie looks great and this clip just fueled my excitement for it. I think Wilson is going to be great in this and he really does have the sypathetic, down on his luck look down pat.
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11:34AM on 10/20/2010
Not available in my country. This is the internet. Why can't we get past this crap?
Not available in my country. This is the internet. Why can't we get past this crap?
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11:32AM on 10/20/2010
I can't wait for this movie
I can't wait for this movie
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11:17AM on 10/20/2010
How is this not a rip off of Kick-Ass?
How is this not a rip off of Kick-Ass?
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11:59AM on 10/20/2010
Are you serious? You might as well ask how "Kick-Ass" isn't a rip-off of "Watchmen." Or "Watchmen" isn't a rip-off of "X-Men," etc.
Are you serious? You might as well ask how "Kick-Ass" isn't a rip-off of "Watchmen." Or "Watchmen" isn't a rip-off of "X-Men," etc.
2:20PM on 10/20/2010
No are YOU serious? Watchmen was supposed to be taken seriously, and X-men was an action adventure. This is EXACTLY like kick-ass. Average guy putting on a costume, with some blood and some laughs. Same movie.
No are YOU serious? Watchmen was supposed to be taken seriously, and X-men was an action adventure. This is EXACTLY like kick-ass. Average guy putting on a costume, with some blood and some laughs. Same movie.
11:08AM on 10/20/2010
Ellen Page is my favorite actress so I'm looking forward to Super. I hear she's the best part of this movie. After her being completely wasted in Inception, I want to see a real Ellen Page movie.
Ellen Page is my favorite actress so I'm looking forward to Super. I hear she's the best part of this movie. After her being completely wasted in Inception, I want to see a real Ellen Page movie.
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