All Superheroes Must Die – Movie Review

3 02 2013

All Superheroes Must Die (originally known as Vs) is a superhero movie which managed to gain some attention at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Jason Trost, who directs, writes and also stars, made this thing with a next-to-nothing budget, so don’t expect any kind of epic Avengers-esque battles. This is a raw, violent, sadistic, and somewhat captivating superhero flick.

Charge, Cutthroat, The Wall, and Shadow make up our teenage superhero team, Shadow being the only girl. The cast is a no-name lot, but you might recognize Lucas Till who was in Hannah Montana The Movie (yes, I watched it) and X-Men First Class. I like how this film has tiny flashback scenes scattered throughout to create some kind of back story, although I would have preferred it if the film expanded even more on the background of these characters and their relationships. Nevertheless, I was interested in the story and was never bored.

This film is nowhere as explicit as Super or Kick-Ass, but it does get pretty gruesome in one brief scene which I cannot describe without giving away spoilers. And I don’t intend to give away any spoilers because I am recommending All Superheroes Must Die on account of it being a product of passionate film-making.

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4 responses

10 03 2013
sanclementejedi

I heard this film mentioned a few times but had no idea that if was half way decent. nice write up, going to add this to my ever growing to watch list. First time checking out your blog, if you get a chance stop by and return the favor.

15 03 2013
Ipodman

Thanks

13 03 2013
The Focused Filmographer

thanks for reviewing this. I haven’t taken the time to see it and was curious what it really was like. I’m not certain i still will take the time to watch but glad to know it rates high with ya. Thanks

15 03 2013
Ipodman

Thanks for coming over!

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