Death of a Superhero
|Producer||Michael Garland, Astrid Kahmke, Philipp Kreuzer|
| Director||Ian Fitzgibbon|
| Music||Marius Ruhland|
| Release Date||11-May-2012|
| Cast||Andy Serkis, Michael McElhatton, Sharon Horgan, Thomas Sangster|
About Movie:- A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality. Desperate to have sex at least once before he dies, Donald starts to see psychiatrist – Dr. Adrian King (Serkis). Being an adolescent male, Donald's chief concern is sex: how to have it, who's having it, whether he can have it before he passes. His animated fantasies focus less on heroism and more on busty vixens who appear to have wandered over from 1981's steamy cult flick Heavy Metal. Donald's visions of death and smut intrude into his waking hours.
Additional Notes: Based on the novel by internationally acclaimed author Anthony McCarten.
Movie Review:- A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality. So he starts to exhibit risky behavior, playing chicken with oncoming trains and tempting fate on the ledge of a highway overpass. T he plot might feel familiar, but the slightly simplistic story isn’t what elevates this understated movie beyond your average weepie.
Direction, Performance and Music:- All the elements are there for a great movie. In fact, all the elements are there for several great movies and that may be the problem. Visually the film is pretty interesting, especially when it jumps into the comic book style animation format. The acting is also quite impressive
Overall:- It is hard to imagine a dying teenager film that refrains from heart-tugging manipulation, and Superhero is certainly no exception.