All superheroes must dieDirector: Jason Trost
Screenplay: Jason Trost
Starring: Jason Trost, Lucas Till, James Remar
Producers: Jason Trost, Lucas Till
Country: USA
Running time: 78 minutes
Year: 2011
Rating: 15

Just when you thought you had seen every superhero film that’s currently out, along comes another one with a twist.

The title does kind of give you an idea of what the film is about and in the blurb that came with the film it is described as superheroes meet Saw. It is a bit gruesome in parts, but not quite up there with the current trend for torture porn.

The premise of the film is that a group of superheroes wake up with mysterious injuries and without their powers. They each have a cut on one of their wrists that they can’t explain and blank memories as to how they got their other injuries.

As the film goes on they start to get explanations from the resident baddy Rickshaw played by James Remar who is best known for being Dexter’s dad in the TV show Dexter.

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Remar is probably the best thing in the film as he plays a convincing baddy trying to take out the supers.
The film is clearly low budget, the costumes look very homemade, but then that might have been the idea; they look as though they are on their way to a fancy dress party.

The acting is pretty good and the script is ok, if nothing remarkable. The plot is predictable though and doesn’t really have much in the way of tension.

There is a small amount of backstory to the characters, which does give a slight insight into who they are. This is done quite well but even so you don’t end up with much feeling for them.

All Super Heroes Must Die is an ok film, I’ve seen much worse, it just didn’t grab me and make me want to recommend it.

All Super Heroes Must Die is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on 14th October in the UK, released by Monster Pictures.

Review by Henry Tucker

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A film lover with eclectic tastes that range from pretty much any European cinema to war films, comedies and the occasional Hollywood (leave your brain at the door) blockbuster.

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