It takes an incredibly courageous filmmaker to even attempt to balance sentimentality with psychosis the way that James Gunn does in Super
-- his second feature as a writer/director -- and, for the most part, he succeeds. Some may find the tone of Super
a bit too erratic to make the film an unmitigated success, but the characters he creates are endearing enough, and the questions he raises challenging enough, to give the film a lasting impact. Likewise, the creative flourishes scattered throughout Super
succeed both in bringing a welcome sense of levity to the proceedings and serving up some enticing eye candy at the same time.