Posted by : Wendy B Tuesday, 9 August 2011
A friend alerted my soon to be posse of the documentary, Superheroes, by Michael Barnett.
I'm not at all surprised by the fact that there are people dressing up as real life superheroes, putting themselves in dangerous situations, and sometimes involving themselves in shady practices like entrapment.
It's not like I haven't thought about being a superhero and dressing up (but dammit, my outfits would have to be way better than those). But, you know, lazy (ref: blog title).
Kickass had Nicholas Cage being kooky. This has Master Legend who believes he has super strength, speed, precognition and a link to God. He is fond of drinking on the job, and keeping freezies in his white van for the kids, while Mr. Xtreme, epitomizes the stereotypical comic book nerd.
Barnett pulls no punches when it comes to showing how ridiculous these Real Life Superheroes look, act and sound, despte a bitchin' PR campaign.
If you're closed minded enough, the "ridiculous" is all you'll pay attention to, thereby missing the motivation behind their actions. Hint: A few of the Heroes cite Kitty Genovese and the documentary actually begins with this quote from Albert Einstein:
“The world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil but because of those who look on and do nothing.”Think about that every time you laugh at them and consider what you've done for your community lately...