To clear up all the report's all those people who are saying He's ripping off "Kick-Ass", Here's the explanation.
Director James Gunn had wrote the scipt in 2002 but had major problems getting it greenlit due to the nature of it's content. Mark Millar (Kick-Ass Creator) knows this because he is friends with Gunn and even showed the movie at his "Kapow!" comic book convention.
In my eyes this is as good as the Kick-Ass Film (The Kick-Ass comic however is way superior, but that is not relevant). Nevertheless there are a few other DIY superhero movies such as "Defendor", Hero At Large" and "Special", all of which pre-date both Kick-Ass and Super so it just makes me wonder why Super is under such heat...
Either way lets crack on with the review.
Cafe Grill-Cook Frank (Rainn Wilson) is a Christian man who has only had 2 highlights in an otherwise unfair life, 1. his marriage to Sarah (Liv Tyler) 2. Helping an Officer who lost the trail of a handbag theif. Sarah is a recovering Drug addict who then falls into the clutches of a strip-club owner Jacques (Kevin Bacon) and his gang (among them is "Abe" played by the awesome Michael Rooker).
Despite Frank's many plea's and method's to try and get Sarah back, they work to no avail. eventually after seeing "The Holy Avenger" (Kinda-like Bible Man) he has a vision where he is "Touched by the Finger of God" and is inspired to become "The Crimson Bolt" a crime fighter who in the lamest sense smacks people square in the face with a pipe wrench, all to realistic, gory over-the-topness.
Getting all his Knowledge from comic-book shop worker Libby (Ellen Page) who eventually becomes Frank's sidekick "Boltie", both of them fight crime, fail, succeed, train and work their way towards Frank's goal of getting Sarah back.
Though the Film came out in America back in 2010, it has only just made a release in the U.K as a straight to DVD release, Nevertheless late is better than never and in a nutshell, I really enjoyed it.
Don't Forget this is James Gunn (The Guy who wrote and directed those 2 really bad live-action Sccoby-Doo movies), here he is really letting his hair down and the result is over-the-top goryness that isn't afraid to completely let loose and have fun with itself.
Rainn Wilson (Dwight from the U.S version of "The Office") is a really entertaining lead and likable character, however i don't like Ellen Page's character who is without a doubt 10X more meniacle than Hit-Girl of Kick-Ass fame.
Kevin Bacon is again in another role which totally lies in his element, Liv Tyler (for whatever reason is down played alot) is lovely as always, and Rooker is subtle as ever (not that it's really a big part he nevertheless is just doing what he always doing, and for this kind of movie that's all he needs).
Other than that, the film has this quirky, surreal vibe to which it parodies the 60's Batman effects (often to hilarious bloody effect) and uncomfortable WTF moments.
Final Verdict: For what it is (An Indie Movie) it sure has fun with itself, and it's cool to see these kind's of films can be done so well even where there filmed on a micro-budget.