What If Superheroes Were Real?

DVD - 2011
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They patrol the dark and dangerous streets, seeking out criminals, evildoers, and villains. Veiled in secret identities, they call themselves Real-Life Superheroes, and they are out to save humanity. Journey inside the world of these real-life caped crusaders. From all over America, these everyday citizens don masks, homemade costumes, and elaborate utility belts in an attempt to bring justice to evildoers everywhere. Includes deleted scenes, bonus footage, and more.
Publisher: United States : Docurama Films, 2011.
ISBN: 9781422974926
Branch Call Number: 364.973 SUP
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Barnett, Michael
Docurama (Firm)
Alternative Title: What if superheroes were real?


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Apr 25, 2015

Wow. This is inspiring. Really surprisingly inspiring. Apparently real life superheroes are a thing. People dress up in home made costumes and head out to try and do good in their community and be a symbol of change. It's quite something to see an example this powerful of people really going way out of their way to try and help others. The subjects of the documentary seem weird at first but you follow them long enough to develop an appreciation for who they are and why they do what they do. The camera follows various groups and individuals across different cities as they patrol the streets or pass out goods to the homeless or whatever their thing is they do to try and help. This is interspersed with interviews with the individuals themselves and police, legal experts, and a psychologist on the implications of real life superheroes. It's not a glorification either, you see how damaged some of the people are who do this and the possible ways they might sometimes not be doing as much good as they think they are even though their intentions are pure. Some also seem to think a little too highly of themselves. Specifically Master Legend was showboating a little and came across not only as a bit creepy but also like he might not actually know what he is doing and is maybe a little broken mentally. But you get his back-story so it makes sense why someone would end up that way. Very interesting and very inspiring. I'd easily recommend this to anyone unless they are too young to understand social issues.

kevfarley Sep 10, 2013

This was suprisingly more interesting than i thought it would be !! A charming visit with well-meaning (and imaginatively creative) folks who want to make things better.

Dec 09, 2011

An interesting look at men and women who put on costumes and live their lives like superheroes. Instead of supervillans, they find themselves battling homelessness, drug dealers, and indifference. It was actually a heartwarming look at people who want nothing more than to make a difference.

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