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Cast: Keisha Hamilton, Melissa Jobe, Ilona Kulinska, Lars Slind, Hunter Smit, Matt Palazzolo
A desperate reality show producer hits on the idea of doing "The Real World", but with superheroes. Unfortunately, Spiderman, Supergirl, and Iron Man all have better things to do so he takes what he can get. This is a look behind the mask at B-string superheroes hoping to hit the big time. The guys you've never heard of who go out every night fighting crime and hoping that someone will notice. The ones who are desperate enough to go on a reality show.
They are Sable, a single mom trying to juggle crime fighting, a moody teenage daughter, and a waitressing job. They are Big Shot, a macho marksman who can't get over the breakup with his former sidekick. They are Malibu Action Girl, a spoiled rich kid determined to prove that she's more than the sum of daddy's expensive weapons. They are Water Warrior, a hunky hero trying to sleep his way to the top. They are Rick & Josh, former teen superheroes trying to put their past behind them. They all have powers and they all have issues.
"Real Heroes" is a mix of reality TV and Superheroes. Welcome to Real heroes L.A., a new reality show that is looking for the next big set of superheroes. Meet Big Shot, Malibu Action Girl, Sable, The Vixen, Water Warrior and Psychic Sam as they are given a case they must solve by working together but the problem is most are too busy worried about themselves, their egos and their line of toys to be bothered. The only one interested in taking on the bad guys is Sable, a single mom to The Vixen. She finds it difficult to balance being a superhero and a mom as well.
I have to admit I was not sure how well this was all going to play out but to my surprise it was so much better than I expected it to be. You have the off the wall characters and the cheesy moments as well as the corny lines at times and some very funny moments as well. But the one thing I was not expecting was the story, yes this has an actual story line that it follows, the film is full of action, comedy and it includes several twists and turns along the way not to mention to hilarious and original characters as well.
The cast did a terrific job including, Keisha Hamilton, Melissa Jobe, Ilona Kulinska, Lars Slind, Hunter Smit, and Matt Palazzolo to name a few because everyone in the film did a great job.
I had a fantastic time with this film, not only was I entertained with lots of laughs but I was also engaged in a superhero story that kept me guessing what was going to happen next. Fun is a good word to describe "Real Heroes" and that is exactly what I had as well. If you are a fan of comedy and superheroes then I highly recommend checking this little gem out.
"Real Heroes" is available now on DVD with Special Features that include:
The Sidekick Mystique
The Water Warrior Workout
Desperately Seeking Sidekick
Things We Did for Money
cast interviews, and more.
You can order it HERE.
Released by Waltzing Penguins
**** Out Of *****