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Lazy Teenage Superheroes: An FX-Heavy Short Film Made for $300

3 February 2011 10:38 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Over the past few years, we've been seeing an increasing number of independently produced movies that are able to compete with Hollywood blockbusters at a fraction of the cost -- or at least, that's the underdog story that the media likes to tell. The truth is, the price of high quality filmmaking equipment has come down to a level where just about anyone can afford it, but the talent isn't always there to back it up. Just look at the endless number of forgettable fan films that have been unleashed on the web. Sure, it's impressive what some of these people can do with no money and no experience, but you're fooling yourself if you think they are ready for prime time. Enter Lazy Teenage Superheroes, a new short film by Michael Ashton, a visual effects guy who has worked on such Hollywood films as Swing Vote and Soul Surfer. »

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'Lazy Teenage Superheroes': The Action Movie Made for $300

31 January 2011 5:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Trailers and Clips, Movie News, Cinematical

Maybe it's because we like rooting for the underdog, but Michael Ashton's low-budget short, 'Lazy Teenage Superheroes,' eclipses other big-budget takes on the genre like gangbusters -- and it was made for a whopping $300. Ashton -- who created, directed, edited, and composed the visual effects for the snarky short -- has made his mark on the increasingly popular breed of antihero / superhuman / loveable slacker with awesome powers.

The team in 'Lazy Teenage Superheroes' is more interested in getting stoned and drunk and ogling porn than using their gifts to save the world. In other words, they're teenagers.

The average dude among them is Tyler. He moves in with the crew and is prone to bouts of fantasy about sharing their powers, which no one seems seem terribly interested in wielding. When facing their foes, the superheroes (named »

- Alison Nastasi

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'Lazy Teenage Superheroes': The Action Movie Made for $300

31 January 2011 5:00 AM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Filed under: Trailers and Clips, Movie News, Cinematical

Maybe it's because we like rooting for the underdog, but Michael Ashton's low-budget short, 'Lazy Teenage Superheroes,' eclipses other big-budget takes on the genre like gangbusters -- and it was made for a whopping $300. Ashton -- who created, directed, edited, and composed the visual effects for the snarky short -- has made his mark on the increasingly popular breed of antihero / superhuman / loveable slacker with awesome powers.

The team in 'Lazy Teenage Superheroes' is more interested in getting stoned and drunk and ogling porn than using their gifts to save the world. In other words, they're teenagers.

The average dude among them is Tyler. He moves in with the crew and is prone to bouts of fantasy about sharing their powers, which no one seems seem terribly interested in wielding. When facing their foes, the superheroes (named »

- Alison Nastasi

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