So this week we take a quick break from our Halloween line up to watch a little indie flick suggested by Ginger Alex…. a mistake we all grew to regret. This film is titled “All Superheroes Must Die” or “Vs” depending on which version you watch. Think Saw meets Kickass and you can kind of get the plot of this movie.
A super villain named Ricksaw (No joke) is fed up with constantly having his evil plans thwarted by the super heroes of the city so he captures them and drugs them with a virus that takes away their powers. He then puts our heroes through a game where they have to follow his rules or civilians are blown up with explosives.
The plot sounds cool enough but that’s about where the fun stops. The execution of this movie is interesting enough (in that we’re watching someone’s passion project) but it is riddled with plot holes and repetitive sequences. We’re left with questions like:
After the heroes figure out Ricksaw has NO intention of playing fair, why do they bother to continue playing? Why not just leave?
How in the hell did Ricksaw even capture the heroes in the first place?
What is Cutthroats power even supposed to be? Something knife related? If that’s the case how do you randomly figure out you have that power?
All Superheroes Must Die suffers from the same problem that plagued “Would you rather?” in that is has an awesome premise but the payoff is really underwhelming. Each round of the game is more or less the same predicament. Shoot yourself to win, shoot your friend, civilians blow up, etc.
The movie has a few actors in it that you would know from their other roles, Ricksaw being the man who played Dexter’s dad in Dexter. Manpower is played by one of the McPoyle brothers from It’s Always Sunny and our hero Cutthroat also played Havoc in the new Xmen movies.
It’s not a movie that I can wholeheartedly recommend but if you have just under 80 minutes to kill and feel like punishing yourself feel free to give “All Superheroes Must Die” a watch.