If you spend enough time skimming the increasing number of profiles about the "real life superhero" movement, the sparkling sentiment behind helping others can quickly lose its luster. Are these costu
With "Kick-Ass" prepared to be shot off into filmic infinity this Friday, the ad campaign has really hit the swoon-inducing mark. One can't even make it through fifteen minutes of UFC carnage without the curly-haired protagonist asking, as the source material did, "How come nobody's ever tried to be a superhero?"
Man, people are really picking up on this Real Life Superhero thing. Not that I blame them -- the idea that real people would actually don costumes and attempt to fight crime despite having no "powers" or even "skills" is this weird combination of comic fan wish fulfillment and self-endangerment that feels a little like watching a giant spandex car crash