Saturday, November 24, 2012

Day 328

movie: Alter Egos
starring:Kris Lemche, Joey Kern
genre:  Comedy
year: 2012
format: Shaw Video On Demand

plot: A superhero who is having doubts about being one, is called to a small motel to help with a mission. Soon, he finds himself wondering if it's all worth it in the end, as a plot to frame him emerges.

I have to say, I might not have even noticed this one other then the fact Kris Lemche is the lead.  I love everything I've seen the Canadian actor in.
This is also from the same team that did Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead (Day 35)

This is one of those films that at first seems like a nice mindless waste of time, but ends up feeling like you just watched a short stage play about the value of self esteem.

It sort of deals with the idea of what do you do when you're special in a world where everyone is special.  It makes a comment about how labels are just that, a label; that just because it describes what you do doesn't mean it makes who you are.

The lead character, like hundreds of other people, has a power, but he's not really comfortable being a hero, he's more comfortable being an artist. (there are a few wrestlers right now reading this laughing their arses off at me for loving this film)
And brings up the topic in more then one form about what it is people really want to be known for.

what do i think i learned from this film?
At any time someone can be a hero, but at the end of the day, you have to be able to deal with just being you.

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