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“The rules are incredibly simple. There are over 100 innocent civilians spread across town and they are rigged to various life threatening devices. You play my game, you save their lives. You don’t play? I kill them.” – Rickshaw
Number of Times Seen – Twice (17 Jan 2013 and 24 Feb 2021)
Brief Synopsis – Four superheros find themselves trapped in a generic town where their arch enemy forces them to do his bidding or innocents will be slaughtered.
My Take on it – This is a film that I came across not long after it first came out and was attracted to the overall premise.
They get so much right here with the ideas and themes yet the fact that this is a very low budget film hampers it from being so much more.
The situations that these characters are forced to deal with are quite good, but due to the way it is all presented it usually comes across quite laughable.
The cats is filled with completely unknown actors besides the villain who is played by James Remar.
Again, the ideas are great here, but even Remar cant make his character feel even scarier or haunting in the way that it’s all portrayed which is quite a shame.
The story line is set up in a simple manner and then lets the characters and their emotions try to help get us through things but as profound as the premise truly is, it just doesn’t manage to translate well to the screen as presented to us.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film originally had several more flashbacks that showed the characters out of their superhero outfits, but the writer/director felt they took you out of the world too much. The idea was to make the audience feel like a fish out of water, just like the heroes. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)
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