In a world of large-budgeted super-heroic cinema run amuck, it’s refreshing to see a low-key approach such as the one presented in Defendor
. One glance at Woody Harrelson as the dime-store crime fighter would probably make you think that the film’s tongue is firmly planted in its cheek. In actuality, this comedy drama has weight, serious performances, and a fair share of comedic flair that isn’t so self-aware that it induces eye rolls. No doubt, Harrelson is the key to putting people in the seats, but it’s the ensemble that really sells the material, brought so economically to the screen by writer/director Peter Stebbings.
The film tells the tale of ...