Posted on Friday, February 13th, 2009 by Brendon Connelly
Ray Griggs’ comedy superhero film Supercapers has not been on my radar at all until now. The first trailer has just hit, ahead of a limited release in late March, and my immediate reactions were split. On the one hand, I really didn’t think there was space for another Mystery Men, The Specials or The Tick; on the other, I was impressed how genuinely geeky the thing seemed to be.
Mixing properly embarrassing colorful superhero costumes with a cast members you might have seen hawking autographs at five bucks a pop, this is a film from the kind of clapped-out, cosplay happy fan universe that I feel a genuine affection for. You could mistake this for a kind of Dr. Horrible gone wrong, or even just a spandex-clad barrel scraping session, but I think it looks like sincere and solid-enough stuff. I definitely want to see the whole thing, that’s for sure.
The trailer is embedded below this speed-hump. The creepy Puffer fish effect is a high point – that character us played by writer-director Griggs.