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A journey inside the world of real life caped crusaders. From all over America, these self-proclaimed crime fighters, don masks, homemade costumes and elaborate utility belts in an attempt to bring justice to evildoers everywhere. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Mike Barnett  (as Michael Barnett)
 
Writing credits
Mike Barnett (written by) (as Michael Barnett) &
Theodore James (written by)

Produced by
Douglas Blush .... executive producer
Ian Christy .... associate producer
Patrick Creadon .... executive producer
Theodore James .... producer
Christine O'Malley .... executive producer
Peter Tangen .... consulting producer
 
Original Music by
Ceiri Torjussen 
 
Cinematography by
Mike Barnett 
 
Film Editing by
Douglas Blush 
Derek Boonstra 
Jeff Chen 
 
Art Department
Jeremy Arambulo .... cartoonist
Alex Carrillo .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Peter Mullen .... sound editor
 
Animation Department
Antonio Canobbio .... animation director
Syd Garon .... animator
Ben Kalina .... animation producer
 
Editorial Department
Ian Christy .... assistant editor
Michael Mahaffie .... assistant editor
Jane Tones .... editorial intern
Stefanie Visser .... editorial intern
 
Other crew
Dean R. Cheley .... legal counsel
Syd Garon .... title design
Michael Lurie .... international distribution
David Magdael .... publicist
Steven Wallace .... publicist
 
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Greg Winter .... thanks
 

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90 min | 85 min
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It's a bird; it's a plane, it's... A very interesting documentary, 27 June 2014
Author: robinski34 from United Kingdom

Superheroes is a worthy addition to this well-establish genre, arguably re-popularised by Michael Moore in the 1990s. Filmmaker Mike Barnett's piece is a straightforward portrait of some of America's real-life superheroes. Other than the nicely done cartooning that marks the film's chapters, and some shaky 'ride along' footage, it is mostly talking heads, but no worse off for that. The tendency might be towards a first reaction of 'Really?' but, while there seem to be varying degrees of 'grip on reality' among the subjects, it's hard to argue that their intentions are anything other than good. There are a surprising number of participants, with a wide geographical spread, revealing the breadth of this activity, and almost all have a sense of their own limitations, operating within those bounds, and the law - setting their sights on realistic and attainable objectives. No-one here is going to affect the spin of the Earth or fly an atomic bomb through a portal in the space-time continuum (of course!), but it would be a cold person who was not affected by the good deeds that these citizens do. Their public spirit is admirable and it's to be hoped that there are many more people out there willing to step up in their own (quieter) way when evil rears its head in our communities. Barnett's film is well worth a watch.

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