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Glee Plane wrote on 04/11/2011:
Well said, Dominik!

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Ellen on the »Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson« / Decent box office start for »SUPER« / Press comments from 04/11/2011

Continuing her promo tour for »SUPER«, Ellen headed back to LA and stopped by the »Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson« last Wednesday. The interview was refreshingly long with the actress spending more than 15 minutes on the show. It started off with casual small talk about her eating habits, minimalist lifestyle, her mother's tattoo, facing mortal fear on a camping trip as well as the special attraction of the circus Ellen attended while filming »Mouth to Mouth« in Portugal. When she explained that her super hero character is "a bit of a psychopath" and "a little bit of a sexual predator," something unexpected happened. Instead of saying "Go and see that movie" or "Check it out in theaters now" as usual, Ferguson quipped "I don't think I want to see this film." Although the host was clearly joking in this case, it wasn't the best way to support his guest’s project. Also next time it might be helpful to tell the audience what to expect and why they should actually see the movie. But that's just my humble opinion. Since that was probably Ellen's last public appearance for a while, I hope you enjoy the video.

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On the same day, Star critic Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times failed to follow his own own code of behavior and gave away a major spoiler in the very first paragraph of his »SUPER« review. While it's surely not okay to reveal important details and I can understand James Gunn being upset about that, I also think he and his people should point the fingers at themselves. Without any warning, they posted links to the track list of the soundtrack in late March, which basically has the same spoiler in the title of the 15th track. Poetic justice if you ask me.

(Source: Box Office Mojo)

According to Box Office Mojo, the superhero movie grossed $46,549 at 11 locations for a per-theater average of $4,232 on its opening weekend. At first sight this doesn't look like a great result, but it's still a satisfying and solid start compared to Ellen's previous independent movie »Whip It« which made an estimated $5,966,058 at 1,721 locations for a weaker average of $3,467. But let's be realistic. James Gunn stated more than once that "SUPER won't be a movie for everyone" and it was never expected to be a box office smash. And this will also be reflected in its earnings. However, I'm certain the movie will find its way when it becomes available via VOD this week and opens in more and more US cities throughout the month. Besides, it's not the money that matters and I can imagine that an actress like Ellen could care less about box office numbers. Of course, everyone feels happy if a film does well, gets attention and is a financial success. But there are many other factors that need to be considered. Fact is Ellen had a blast on the set, got to work with many fantastic people and even made (close) friends with some of them. She once again pushed the envelope and was able to challenge herself on multiple levels by taking on a completely new role that we have never seen her in before. And the best thing is her crazy, immature and deeply disturbed Libby/Boltie is an absolute scene stealer as has been confirmed in nearly every review. By portraying such a controversial character, Page also proves she is perfectly capable of transforming herself in unforeseen and electrifying ways, which, in turn, will certainly be noticed by other directors and producers and will help her to get other different and challenging roles in future.

I haven't watched the movie yet and will have to wait until it comes out on DVD and Blu-ray later this year. Just like Ellen, I can’t stand extreme violence and gore in movies either. That's why I skip movies like »SAW« or »Hostel« and dislike »Piranha« for example. I will probably have a difficult time watching some scenes like the one spoiled by Roger Ebert, but I will definitely give it a shot! Ellen always makes good decisions when it comes to picking up worthwhile projects and I believe »SUPER« will be no exception in this regard. On that note, go and see »SUPER«! Check the US release schedule (here, here or here) to see if it's playing in a theatre near you. Download the »SUPER« app for iPhone and Android, buy the official soundtrack on Amazon and iTunes and support James Gunn's super hero comedy in every way you can!

Press Comments

Although Rainn Wilson is a fantastic lead role, Ellen Page is an absolute scene stealer as an ADD sadist with a fetish for role play sex. [...] The script was absolute perfection, and I don’t ever remember being so grossed out but laughing so hard I could barely breathe at exactly the same time. Other nods go to the soundtrack which fits perfectly, the magnificent costumes of The Crimson Bolt and Boltie, and the unforgettable special effects.
Vicki Isitt, HeyUGuys
Best of all, Gunn did it within the confines of a meticulously structured genre film – ignore all the subtext, and it's still one of the most emotionally wrenching (no pun intended) films in years. So whether you go the cinema for great characters, strong direction, intellectual subtext, a great story or simply a good time you can trust me, "SUPER" won't disappoint you.
Jake Mulligan, The Suffolk Voice
I like "Super." I like that James Gunn is trying new things within the genre as he did with the also-strong "Slither." He’s an interesting director because he’s not approaching his material in the same way as most of his peers. I wish the film was ultimately a bit more refined and a bit more consistent in its message. "Super" is saying something. I’m just not quite sure anyone knows what.
Brian Tallerico, Hollywood Chicago
James Gunn's "Super" mixes and mismatches genres to confounding effect. "Super" becomes both a crude celebration and sharp criticism of violence, both an embrace and rejection of the staid superhero conventions, and both a comic romp and serious exploration of obsessive love.
Dann Gire, Daily Herald
Super is an awesome film, and one whose dark humour never truly overtakes it. Wilson and Page are amazing in their roles, and the rest of the supporting cast does a great job backing them up. I just hope everyone can experience and have as much fun as I did.
In the final moments of Super -- when the true stakes of what Frank has been fighting for are finally revealed -- the film gets its heart, and the drama truly resonates. The reason it works is not only because Frank earns it -- but by sticking with the film through all of its graphic violence, disturbing psychology, and twisted humor, the audience does as well.
Jason Buchanan, TV Guide
Super is the film Kick-Ass so thoroughly failed to be: A perverse and engrossing superhero satire. That it’s absurd, bipolar, and overwhelmingly violent, there can be no question. But if you stay with it, you may find that there is a method to writer/director James Gunn’s madness. There are moments that are intensely funny, moments that are not funny at all, and moments so gloriously bizarre that describing them would hardly do them justice.
Chris Pandolfi, Popzara
This is not everybody’s cup of tea and I can definitely anticipate some people walking out but if you like comedy with a side of crazy, a whole lot of gore and quite a bit of "they did not jut go there" inappropriateness, then you’re going to really enjoy this film. BEWARE: if you do go see this movie, DON’T BUTT IN LINE.
Matthew Fong, Advancescreenings.com
In any case, if you want to see something that's like Watchmen mixed with Pulp Fiction then you should see Super.
archphoenix, Culture Brats
Replete with bizarre hallucination scenes, extreme punishment for line-cutters and lame religious superheroes, Super is a flawed, but ultimately fun and interesting film. James Gunn, in span of his career, from his work with Troma Entertainment to Slither, has never been one to show a great deal of restraint.
Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlend
Super is a fantastically directed film with phenomenal performances. This gets into heavy drama territory, but it’s still pretty fricking funny. It’s also got a great score and soundtrack, and some cool animation. I can’t stress enough Rainn Wilson’s awesome acting in this. If you want a darker version of Kick-Ass, this is the movie for you.
Dan Cohen, Pop-Break
"Super" represents another nail in the coffin for the consciously impotent fanboy culture that hijacked Hollywood since the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Avoid this movie like the plague and say goodbye to petulance.
Cole Smithey, colesmithey.com
The heartbreaking part about Super is that there are so many awesome moments. [...] Gunn takes his characters to some fucking dark, DARK moments. I’m not trying to deter people. I think if you want to see Super, you still should. I just found it to be disappointing. It catapaults from really silly gore action and wacky hijinks into Frank weeping in a corner because he just wants to see his beautiful wife again.
Brian Prisco, Pajiba
In the end, Super is a fine little small budget effort that has a lot to say about the genre. The film’s reality is close to our own and the grounded nature raises the stakes and elevates Crimson Bolt’s challenges. The film’s third act is perfect and isn’t afraid to break off what you think will happen. Bold and brutal, Super isn’t for everyone, but if you are up for something different, even for the superhero genre, then I think you will find a lot of fun in Super.
Zac Oldenburg, Review St. Louis
It’s not perfect. The seams show and the tone shifts wildly from scene to scene. The characters could have done with a bit more fleshing out and not all of the jokes work. But Super has an energy about it and a delight in its audacity that’s refreshing in this day of cookie-cutter, by-the-numbers movie-making.
Suicide Blonde, Horrorview
Those looking for a poor man's Kick-Ass will find a few laughs, but Super fails to figure out what kind of movie it wants to be and ultimately what point it's trying to make.
Travis Hopson, Punch Drunk Critics
So while Super isn’t going to win any major awards, it’s definitely a great superhero film you can enjoy on different levels-and for once, not just the self-serving kind.
ningen31, cityonfire.com
Super is remarkably audacious, with something to shock pretty much everyone. And it is troubling to the very end, refusing to pass judgment on Frank’s vigilantism. This film takes itself quite seriously, and ultimately seems to share Frank’s belief in his means-to-an-end rampage. Super will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the most unexpected and provocative films of the year.
Jason LeRoy, Spinning Platters
Super is a thoroughly satisfying movie, revolving around the very real theme of inadequacy and societal pressure. [...] From its incredibly hilarious opening title sequence of the cast as animated characters performing a Broadway-like number, to its poignant and moving (and unexpected) end, "Super" is not just the much needed spark for the uncertain film industry, but the story of the kind of moral hero and person that we should learn to become.
Ryan Rojas, TonightattheMovies
What SUPER is may be far from perfect, but it’s a good, flawed, personal movie. And I enjoy that it’s messy. Relationships are messy. Breakups are messier. And SUPER isn’t simply about breakups or any one thing. I’m sure I’ll read reviews about its religious undertones and other subtexts. SUPER just feels like a project where the filmmaker had something inside him that he passionately needed to convey.
Allan Dart, Fangoria
Darker and more emotionally grim than Kick-Ass, IFC Films has the rare superhero movie that appeals to bith genre buffs and adult specialty film fans simply because Super has a real hero with flaws and down to earth problems. Like the recent Swedish horror film Let The Right One In, Gunn's Super is a bold reminder to art-house audiences that sometimes a genre film arrives smart enough and emotionally rich enough to please those moviegoers who avoid superhero and fantasy tales. For once, fan boys and specialty films buffs can agree on a film.
Steve Ramos, Movie Jungle
Without spoiling major plot points, SUPER does address the issue of unintended consequences, but by then, we can’t tell how we’re meant to feel about it – it seems to be going for a gut punch and instead results in the viewer wondering what effect is intended, rather than having any actual emotional impact. SUPER gets points for originality and for attempting wild shifts in tone. Sometimes it works to embrace the absurd and the tragic – in its way, SLITHER achieved this. However, in SUPER, the ingredients just don’t mesh.
Abbie Bernstein, AssignmentX
The film, like Kick-Ass, builds to a hyperviolent end, but Super doesn’t exchange its heart for shoot-outs and big explosions; it ends on melancholy note, lending the narrative a more realistic, if sinking, oomph. Its sentiment is surprising—almost as much as the first time Gunn counters a laugh with bloodied brains.
Tricia Olszewski, Washington City Paper
"Super" starts off feeling like a cult comedy you might catch during a midnight film festival. But since Gunn never nails his tone, the concept makes more sense than the execution.
Elizabeth Weitzman, NY Daily News
The main thing about this film is that it works. Everything feels real, every move feels correct and all the characters are dynamic.
Sam Morgan, Hollywood.com
One thing about fanboys: Often they're so in love with a concept that they are willing to overlook shoddy execution. Hence the groundswell of misplaced enthusiasm for James Gunn's "Super," a spoof of you-know-what that's a lot less funny than it sounds.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post
With "Super," you could conjecture that Gunn's making a statement about how religion spawns violence, but the film's too much fun to go there, even with its Christian values front and center. This pitch black comedy is destined for cult status.
Reeling Review
Super has hilarious moments, but Gunn is less equipped to handle its serious implications, and proceeds with an ending that feels like a mathematical average of every possible interpretation of Taxi Driver, to which this movie bears a passing thematic resemblance. It makes a decent pass at bringing superheroes into the real world, but on some level, Super still plays like the comic-book version of this material.
Jesse Hassenger, Filmcritic.com
But where Gunn's last feature "Slither" was an enjoyably icky, funny riff on schlocky horror tropes, the split-personality "Super" merely repels with half-baked ideas, Wilson's and Page's scorched-earth overacting and atonal bursts of jokey gore. To this "Kapow" and "Bam" world, please add "Bleccch."
Robert Abele, The Los Angeles Times
It may sound like "Super" is trying too hard to shock, trying too hard to be edgy or weird. But it has such a low-budget charm, it's pretty hard to resist. Besides, if you don't, you risk incurring the wrath of The Crimson Bolt. And you don't want that.
Christy Lemire, The Associated Press

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