Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Special Movie Review

With Michael Rapaport

(from the DVD case)
Les Franken is a kind-hearted and soft-spoken man who loves reading comic books. He’s the type of guy who most people walk by on the street without even noticing. However, everything changes for Les the day he is accepted into an experimental drug study. As he begins to take the drugs, an unexpected side effect occurs – he develops special powers. In an effort to use his new talents for protecting others, Les finds himself in a predicament to save himself.

This movie has its comic moments but it is more often tense and dark and sometimes brutal. Les is a sad figure but he is a likeable guy and you want things to turn out for him in the end. He tries to do something good with the gifts that he is given and his life starts to fall apart. It is a sometimes heartbreaking story as you watch Les try to figure out what is going on and what to do about it. I like the ambiguity of being able to see through Les’ eyes and the eyes of those around him without it leaving the audience completely lost as to what is going on. It does have a low quality feel to it like it didn’t have much of a budget and there are some slow moments and even though the ending wasn’t as much of a wrap up as I usually like my endings to be I still think it is worth a look.

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