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

½

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
Eduardo C

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He had no superpowers, just his fists and guts.

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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 Bond, Jr.
James Bond, Jr.

Super Reviewer

½

Mirageman is Ernesto Díaz Espinoza's sophomore film, in which he writes and directs. Considering the fact that his debut film, Kiltro, and this one star Marko Zaror, it is only fitting that they are about equal.

This film plays out like a superhero film. Not the typical CG Hollywood films like The Incredible Hulk or Ironman. This is like a normal guy putting on a cheap costume and fighting crime by kicking butt. When I say kicking butt, I mean kicking butt martial arts style. He doesn't use guns. There really isn't much to the story and it is a little slow at times, but it is quite funny. You actually get to see the lead character of Maco start from scratch by creating a costume as well as make a name for himself.

Unlike Kiltro, where the action is all at the end, the action is spread out through the entire 90 minute picture. If you know who Marko Zaror is, then you don't need to ask if the martial arts is good. It is. The only problem, once again, is that the film leaves you wanting more. I don't know if they plan it that way, so you go see his next movie, but if they do, it is pretty clever.

Marko has proven to me that he has the ability to act. He falls a little flat in here and it is the story and his character that can take the blame for it. María Elena Swett is the second major character and she is dazzling. Seriously, you can't stop looking at her when she is on the screen.

Mirageman will seem like a low budget movie, but that doesn't mean it sucks. This is an entertaining watch if you like martial arts action.

JY Skacto
JY Skacto

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