This 2009 Canadian superhero comedy film stars Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, and Elias Koteas.
The best comparison is of a combo of 'Kickass' and 'Taxi Driver', bizzare as that sounds...promise!!
The story tells of a mentally-ill man who adopts the persona of a superhero named 'Defendor' on a quest to find his arch enemy, Captain Industry.
The film begins with a psychiatrist interviewing Arthur Poppington (Woody Harrelson) in a psychiatric evaluation. At first he is confused to the point that he thinks he's being quizzed, but he slowly opens up, recalling an incident in which he assaulted Mr. Debrofkowitz, the owner of a dry-cleaning service.
He starts his story one night where he is investigating shipment docks, and assaults a police officer who claims to be working undercover. Dooney (Elias Koteas) is a corrupt detective whose crack smoking, and having a prostitute in his company, leads Defendor to believe that he is under the employ of his arch nemesis, named Captain Industry.
Arthur lives alone in the government construction department that he works at during the day. His life is very solitary, but after another confrontation with Dooney, he meets Angel (Kat Dennings), the prostitute who was smoking crack with Dooney. He is brutally beaten by Dooney's friends and she helps him recover. He learns that she is aware of Captain Industry's whereabouts and he allows her to live with him. For $40 a day, he enlists her help in apprehending Industry.
Their rather dysfunctional relationship forms this highly off-beat story. In this current day of Dark Knights, Green Hornet, Iron Men and vampires, this film I found to be amusing and refreshing - recommended.