Monday, May 10, 2010
A crooked cop, a mob boss and the young girl they abuse are the denizens of a city's criminal underworld. It's a world that ordinary Arthur Poppington doesn't understand and doesn't belong in, but is committed to fighting when he changes into a vigilante super-hero of his own making, Defendor. With no power other than courage Defendor takes to the streets to protect the city's innocents.
It is just fun to watch Woody put his heart and soul into playing Defendor. It has some very comical moments along with action and some touching scenes. I don't want to give anything away, but this worth the watch.
"Why do I dress up like a superhero? Because superheroes aren't stupid. They're not afraid, and when I'm Defendor I'm not Arthur anymore. I'm a million times better than Arthur." Defondor is an interesting indie film. Is it a comedy, dark comedy, action movie, or drama Depending on how you choose to watch it, it can be any, or all of them. It really isn't like anything else out there. The only thing that is even close is "Special" with Michael Rapaport, but that is way trippy-er, and doesn't have nearly as much heart as this film. It's still good, just for different reasons, and not as good as this one. Woody Harrelson is great, as is the rest of the cast. They really don't have a bad actor or performance in the whole flick. It is independent, so it doesn't have a Hollywood special effects budget, but as you'll see, that makes it more true to life for this film. It's very good, has a great cast with great performances, a unique good script, and interesting subject matter. It's just plain good.