Trashy, goofy, and surprisingly sincere, this superhero fantasy is better than you expect but not as good as it should be.
UPDATED 05/03/06: "Some films are born overlooked. Others have it thrust upon them. Among this year's festival entries, "Ripley's Game" has never had a theatrical release in the United States, and "Duane Hopwood" had a release so spotty it seemed designed to hide the film.
"Yet these are the kinds of films a movie critic views with joy: Films that are a meeting of craft and art. Being able to share them is an incalculable pleasure; everybody should have their own Overlooked Film Festival in the glorious Virginia Theater, all the year around. You have no idea how much fun it is."
-- Roger Ebert
For audio (MP3) of selected Ebert interviews with Overlooked festival guests, check the right column on this page.
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