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Thought-Provoking Dark Comedy
on 6 November 2010
A man, bored with his dull, lonely life as a comic-reading traffic warden, decides to sign up to a drug trial at the stage where they try it on healthy people to see if it has any adverse effects. With little effort he is accepted into the trial and given a bottle of Special pills. Once he starts taking these pills, he develops super-powers - floating being the first of these, with others rapidly appearing over the next few days. Quitting his day job to become a super hero full-time, we see how this decision affects the life of the Hero, his friends and his enemies.
What follows is a funny, sad, thoughtful and thought-provoking study of a man's descent into madness, or greatness, depending on your point of view. This is an adult film in the true sense of the word. A film for mature, thinking people, who like to see a well-crafted plot brought to life by a great performance. Are the events real, could they happen, have they already happened, is a pill all it takes to turn someone from a mouse into a lion?
You'll laugh, smile, cringe, cry, cheer and empathise strongly with the hero of this film, for a hero he truly is.
There are points in the film where you're not sure where it's going, and some of the events portrayed seem a bit too weird, but stick with it and all will be revealed. The film rarely puts a foot wrong and drives along at an entertaining pace until the finale.
My favourite part is where the Hero offers his services to the police. All I can say is, OUCH!
A cult film that deserves a much wider audience. Buy it, watch it, enjoy it - it's better than most films you'll see this year.