“Supercon” brings the crime caper to the superhero comics convention ala Logan Lucky. While Logan Lucky played with the redneck aesthetic and brought out personalities from the woodwork, this film doesn’t quite hit the right notes. Still, Clancy Brown and others hang together to make the material feel real enough for the comedy to work. There are plenty of familiar faces, as they try to make real humanity appear among those that have lost their way. Also, damn if Russell Peters wasn’t on fire here.
Given the nature of most films that try to highlight convention fan culture, Supercon tried to be a comedy first. I don’t know why that seems so revolutionary, but it stands out in the modern era. While it’s not going to immediately be on anyone’s radar, I recommend hunting this one out. It’s terrific.
- 2.39:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 6/5/18
The Plot Thus Far
A rag-tag group of former TV stars and comic book artists, who make their living working at conventions, decide to steal the loot from a crooked promoter and an overbearing former TV icon.