Monday, October 03, 2011

LOST HERO: The Short Film That Asks Where The Light Switch Went

If you're one of those fans who remembers when Batman series' didn't start off with a joker's faced skinned and stuck to a wall or for a flip of the coin, how The Punisher started off as a hero who had a gun, rather than one that needed one, Lost Hero is a short film you need to see.

Produced by Darkstar Entertainment, Lost Hero sees Magnificent Man meet up with his old arch-nemesis, years after their final battle and debate the point of old-fashioned heroism in a world that's going dark all on it's own. With flashbacks along the way that mirror how our own heroes have pro/di-gressed in tone, don't be surprised if you quickly start debating the issue yourself!

From numbered henchmen to beagle-boy-ish capers, what really sets the scene for this thought-provoker are the voice talents of its main stars. Tom Knutson as former criminal mastermind Vincent King, has that hint of evil that makes you wish he'd break out into a 'Bwa-ha-ha-ha-haaa' at any given moment, just so you could hear it in full flight. Not one to let evil prevail, Andrew Langton as Magnificent Man, sounds every bit the wholesome hero as those radio serials made them sound oh so many moons ago.

JUMP THE CROWDS IN A SINGLE BOUND: Before Lost Hero strikes short-film festivals all over, you can experience it's 'Boom!', 'Bang!' and plight for FREE! Simply visit the Lost Hero website here and enter the code word 'vincentking' when prompted. Spread the word!

3 comments:

  1. Just watched the trailer...not bad Dan. Sure it looks very low-budget, but the acting seems to be top notch.

    I like that Vincent King looks like how an old Lex Luthor would really look like. Cool beans.

    Now what's your thoughts about the all of the porn parodies that have been taking off this year?

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  2. Glad you liked it too Dale, and you are right Vincent King really does have that more experienced Lex look to him - like a slightly older Kevin Spacey.

    As for all the porn, personally I wonder why it's taken this long. It just strikes me as odd some folks are like, 'How dare they sully the story of Batman' when you'd have to go into the heart of the amazon to find a guy who hasn't gotten hot under the collar over the thought of role playing what Rouge's touch can do, Wonder Woman or obviously Catwoman.

    And it works in reverse too, I know a girl who thinks Marvel's Ares and Gambit are hotness squared, and I'm sure she's not alone.

    As if 'power fantasies' didn't already have an air of sexuality to them, with names like Punish-her, Mr Fantastic and Galactus it was only a matter of time before the two worlds combined in a more mainstream/non-bootleg way.

    All the labels worry over the porn getting out does is (ironically) give it more exposure. What do you think?

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  3. I don't know, I guess there's a place for all of that. like you, I too am surprised that's it happening now, all at once, but given the way our society and culture work, it's not surprising that this would happen. I just hope no real negative publicity comes out of this, as the comic industry is still reeling from the effects of the old campy Batman show.

    On the plus side, like you pointed out, it's porn, and the models do look pretty damn good, so instant fantasy away!!!!

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