Superhero movies are all the rage these days, but when they’re getting straight-to-video releases, you have to be worried. The trailer for ‘Supervized’ shows precisely what happened when a bad idea is brought to life as Tom Berenger and Beau Bridges star in a film that actually has a good concept. A fun plot or not, the execution might leave a bit to be desired.
SUPERVIZED tells the story of an elderly group of international superheroes retired to Dunmanor nursing home in Ireland. Ray is the once world-renowned ‘Maximum Justice’ who as his nom de plume suggests will fight bad with good till the cows come home. He finds it hard to accept that his hero days are over, and now it’s bingo games and blanket baths. His old team consisting of trusted sidekick Ted AKA ‘Shimmy,’ old flame Madera’ Moonlight’ and rival at everything Pendle’ Total Thunder’ are far more accepting of their undignified destiny. When Jerry, ‘Rainbow Warrior,’ dies after having his superpowers’ downwardly managed’ for the safety of others, a federation sectioned procedure, Ray suspects foul play and decides to investigate. The rest of the gang is not so convinced, and Ray finds himself battling against not only his enemies but the stigma and restrictions of old age.
There have been plenty of stories told in comics about senior superheroes. Some of them have been downright funny, some of them have delivered heart, this one, however, seems to miss the mark. You can check out the ‘Supervized’ trailer right here to see what I mean.
Steve Barron directed this film written by Andy Briggs and John Niven. While I really do enjoy the concept, I’m curious as to what you think of the execution.
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You can check out ‘Supervized’ on July 19th, 2019 on VOD and with a limited theatrical release.
Source: Slash Film