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Four masked avengers find themselves stripped of their powers by a cruel arch-nemesis they defeated years earlier … or so they thought. When the sinister mastermind puts the heroes through a series of brutal challenges that are virtually impossible to overcome, they must battle the clock – and even each other – in a race to stop a deadly countdown that could mean total destruction.
It's never easy being a superhero, I mean imagine all the pressure that must be on you to save others and uphold the law. Director/Actor, Jason Trost brings us a different kind of superhero movie, one that definitely doesn't fit the Hollywood mold but for this reviewer that is what the made the film so enjoyable. The story is pretty simple, Four superheroes find themselves abducted by their arch-nemesis and are forced to compete in a series of challenges in order to save an abandoned town full of kidnapped innocent civilians but they must do it without their powers which have been taken away from them.
I have noticed that there have been some pretty negative reviews about the film, one of the problems I think is that most people that are complaining are your everyday movie-goers. Now I am not saying anything bad about that but people are so caught up in all the big budget films today that they just can't appreciate a low-budget film that doesn't contain any fancy special effects or big time explosions. "All Superheroes Must Die" is a film done on a very small budget by the same guy that brought us "The FP" and we all know how much fun that film was. Well not in the same league as "The FP" I really enjoyed the concept here and thought the execution was very well done as well. All the cast members had great chemistry together and the film did a good job at slowly building some good suspense. As far as the cast goes everyone did a great job but the obvious show-stealer here was James Remar as the nemesis, his evil turn is nothing short of genius.
The film isn't perfect but I really enjoyed it over-all, it's not often you get to see an original idea and this one certainly fits that billing. Indie lovers are going to want to check this out and they will most likely be the ones that "get" the film the most but even if you are into just the big productions from Hollywood I highly recommend picking this up, have an open mind and sit back and go for the ride. In the end I think you are going to find it be at least as entertaining as I did. And before I forget, make sure you stick around because after the credits there is a bonus scene. Available on DVD and Blu-ray with no Special Features, you can order the DVD HERE and the Blu-ray HERE.
After his last two films I look forward to see what this unique filmmaker has coming out next but in the meantime I recommend checking out this very different, very cool superhero flick.
Released by Image Entertainment
*** 1/2 Out Of *****