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Darryl is a childlike man with a genius for inventing various gadgets out of junk. When he stumbles on a method to make his clothes bulletproof, he decides to use his skills to be the lowest budgeted superhero of all.Written by
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Kevin, this is my calling. I have to make the world a safer place for my children.
Your children? You've got to be with a *woman* first! You've got to knock some boots, man! You're a virgin.
No, I'm a gentleman.
Obviously this is what you need to do to work through Grandma's death. *But*... we're gonna do it my way.
Okay, Karate Man!
That's your crimefighter name.
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I found the character a bit annoying. The voice and the over the top awkwardness mostly.
On the bright side, the story was cute. Basically, a super hero parody, but on the light side. An event in the awkward and geeky Darrel's (sp?) life made him want to make a difference in the world. A lab accident led to a formula which made him somewhat indestructible.
Where the movie shined, was in some pretty good comic moments. The rorshach test was funny. There was a scene I am pretty sure was stolen from Live and Let Die, where the voodoo guy comes out of the ground. Just to name some.
There are better superhero movies. Some of the humor falls flat, or is cliché. The movie lacks focus at times, as another reviewer pointed out.
But if you want a mindless tribute to Batman (the campy TV version,) and like movie on the light hearted side, you might like this one. Very little mean humor, swearing, adult and potty humor, which in itself, is refreshing (I like that stuff from time to time, but I also like it when a movie makes do without it for a change of pace.)
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