Friday, May 10, 2013
One Minute Movie Review: Superheroes
Michael Barnett brings us a unique documentary about those who actually don costumes perceiving themselves as real life superheroes. The collective stories of these individuals start out sad, bordering on pathetic, but end with a surprising inspiration for the most part. Mock their attire and some of their antics, but as their personal histories unfold, you see very distinct patterns of souls who have been grinded down and found a way, through an admittedly strange process, to overcome their pain and discouragement and at the same time, and in some cases, genuinely aid others. They may not have any mutant abilities or super human powers, but what they possess is a commitment and determination to support and protect their fellow man that can not be denied. The message is clear, costume or not, if we all pay a little more attention to the world around us and practice a bit more selflessness on a daily basis, we might be able to truly change the circumstances and society that surrounds us. 2 out of 5 Kernels; as a documentary, structurally, it was just OK, but the stories behind it made an interesting hour and twenty two minutes.