Friday, 3 April 2015


I thought I had seen this. Nope, so wrong, had never seen this movie before.

Liam Neeson is a scientist with a lawyer girlfriend who is getting into areas people wish she wouldn't. And so they beat up Liam (to get an important piece of paper), turning him into a superhero with the ability to having a hideous face, wear bandages and a trenchcoat, and somehow acquired equipment and a base. With these powers, he can create disguises for himself and slowly hits back at the gang, until they come after his girlfriend again, at which point we get the wonderful super heroic moment of... letting the villain die.

How long has it been since I've seen Larry Drake in something? He stands out more than Liam Neeson does. And, of course because this is a Sam Raimi production, there's Ted Raimi. And, yes, when you weren't expecting it, a Bruce Campbell cameo!

While this isn't super heroic really, in the last act it gets very cartoony. Looney Tunes style. And the whole movie itself feels very... unrefined. Only watch if you need to fill in a gap in your knowledge.


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