DVD: Superheroes

by Lewis Manalo

Hurt Locker sucks. Brothers sucks. Try the independent film Superheroes instead.

A kid with a camera becomes friends with a war vet. That the war vet has issues with PTSD is an issue, but this isn’t an “issue” movie. Where Hurt Locker revels in the action of violence, Superheroes tries to understand its consequences. Where Brothers depicts PTSD as an issue that can be taken care of with that one cathartic moment, the makers of Superheroes actually did some research on the condition.

But Superheroes is first and foremost about a surprising and complex relationship between characters, and I haven’t seen as good a character study on film since the 90’s.

Get it here.

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