Mirageman

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The principal players behind the Chilean martial arts hit Kiltro reunite for this action-packed tale of a young orphan who grows up to be a vigilante crime fighter. Maco (Marko Zaror) was just a young boy when his family became the victims of a violent home invasion that resulted in the death of his parents and rendered his younger brother nearly catatonic. Years later, Maco pays regular visits to his brother in a nearby mental institution, and pays his bills by working as a bouncer in a seedy strip club. Every minute of Maco's spare time is dedicated to perfecting his skills as a martial artist so that he can never be victimized again. One night, after stumbling across a home invasion in progress, Maco instinctively leaps into action - saving a woman from being raped and triggering a fateful series of events. As fate would have it, the would-be rape victim was actually a prominent television reporter, and decides to pay tribute to her savior during a live television broadcast. Upon seeing the report, Maco's younger brother begins to experience visions of superheroes that instill him with a newfound sense of hope and mysteriously improve his condition. Recognizing that the only way to save his brother may be to transform himself into the hero that the media has made him out to be, Maco dons a homemade mask and begins fighting crime on the streets. Meanwhile, a well-meaning buffoon sets out to become Maco's official sidekick, and the reporter gradually sheds her earnest façade in a series of sensationalistic news reports aimed solely at grabbing ratings.

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Cast

Marko Zaror
as Maco Gutierrez
María Elena Swett
as Carol Valdivieso
Iván Jara
as Pseudo-Robin
Jack Arama
as Dr. Sartori
Eduardo Castro VII
as Rony Lozano
Pablo Díaz
as Klient Pasapoga
Juan Pablo Miranda
as Ladrón Casa
Arturo Ruiz Tagle
as Jefe Red P.
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Critic Reviews for Mirageman

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

  • ...a cinematic indie comic that critiques the tropes of its bigger-budget antecedents.

    Sep 10, 2008 | Full Review…
  • It's to be admired for its ballsy nature in making a movie that is every geek's fantasy. However, it's really nothing more than a martial arts flick with a guy in spandex.

    Jul 21, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mirageman

  • Dec 18, 2009
    He had no superpowers, just his fists and guts.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer
  • Sep 26, 2009
    This is a Chilean superheroe movie starring the guy who stunt-doubled The Rock in The Rundown. Now, having just read, you would expect this to be a camp-gasm, right? Well, you'd only be half right. Though constructed with campy elements that show from time to time, this is a very earnest film that only wants to entertain by mixing martial arts with humor pretty successfully. Marko Zaror looks more cute than menacing as the titular hero, Mirageman; he's like a puppy who wants to kick ass, but everything is so fun, humorous and satisfying that you're happy to go along for the ride. I just got it! Now I know what this movie remembers me of: It's like a Brock Landers film, but without the porn.
    Quinto W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 17, 2009
    I freakin love this movie! Marko Zaror is awesome as a modern day masked crusader! Cool music, some awesome stunts, and enough humor to keep it going! Highly recommended!
    James B Super Reviewer
  • May 27, 2009
    More than any comic book movie, "Mirageman" truly gets at the heart of superhero mythology. Certainly not flawless (the last third is rather weak, considering what went on before, and chooses to go dark for some reason) but just as certainly pure fucking awesomeness.
    Eduardo C Super Reviewer

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