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Defendor (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  13 May 2010 (Brazil)
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Arthur Poppington, a regular man who adopts a superhero persona, known as 'Defendor', combs the city streets at night, in search of his arch-enemy, Captain Industry.

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A crooked cop, a mob boss and the young girl they abuse are the denizens of a city's criminal underworld. It's a world that ordinary Arthur Poppington doesn't understand and doesn't belong in, but is committed to fighting when he changes into a vigilante super-hero of his own making, Defendor. With no power other than courage Defendor takes to the streets to protect the city's innocents. Written by Anonymous

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An unexpected hero will rise. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for drug use and language throughout, violence and sexual content | See all certifications »

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13 May 2010 (Brazil)  »

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Defendor - A véderő  »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,628 (USA) (26 February 2010)

Gross:

$37,606 (USA) (26 February 2010)
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Canadian actor Peter Stebbings's screenwriting and directorial debut. See more »

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Near the end, Dooney slaps Kat while standing in one place. In the next shot he is standing at least five feet from her, not nearly close enough to be able to reach her face without moving. See more »

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[first lines]
Dr. Park: Arthur? Arthur.
Arthur Poppington: Yeah.
Dr. Park: Are you thinking about the question?
Arthur Poppington: Mmm... Are you Japanese?
Dr. Park: No.
Arthur Poppington: Mieko Tatsuri is Japanese.
Dr. Park: Oh. Who is Mieko Tatsuri?
Arthur Poppington: Mmm... She's the leader of Blowback. Her father is a ninja and her mother is an alien from the gamma sector.
Dr. Park: Okay well, I'm Korean from Earth.
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Defendor YES
25 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only reason I can think of why a person would give this movie a bad review is that it wasn't the movie they expected. I liked it from the first minute to the last, and I didn't know what to expect. I can't think of a single flaw in this very low budget film, so in comparison to some of the disappointing big popular movies out there that have expensive visible flaws, I give Defendor a big YES. Woody did a very good job on this film. I can see by his performance that he enjoyed making it and I enjoyed watching him.

I was disappointed in Woody Harrelson's previous acting in the "2012" monstrous mess where he painfully overacted and seemed to be telling the audience that it was all a bad joke. Defendor made up for that.

Woody proved that you don't have to have expensive green-screen special effects to make a good movie. It can be done with acting talent. Thank you Woody!

Relax your mind, see the movie, let yourself enjoy it.


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