THE SUPER REVIEWED
“The Super” is one of the few films that Sam Simon wrote outside of his time with The Simpsons and other sitcom hits. Originally created to be a starring vehicle for Chevy Chase, it was adapted to make the best of Joe Pesci’s rising star power. The comedy came on the heels of Pesci’s Oscar-winning turn in Goodfellas. The kicker is that nobody really bothered to tweak the film to his strengths. Yeah, they made the character into Italian with Vincent Gardenia as his father. Other than that, it still has the body of a middlin’ Chase vehicle.
Ruben Blades leads a strong supporting cast of tenement dwellers trying to get Pesci to help them. But, it’s yet another tale about a rich guy turned decent when he’s inconvenienced by the courts. Thankfully, the film plays slightly shorter than 90 minutes. Does anyone else find it weird how these kinds of films used to be plentiful. There is no audience for them anymore due to the never-ending rage of class warfare. I just find it incredibly odd that a film like this could’ve had enough of a base to warrant a release.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 5.1