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International Superhero - How I Became a Superhero (2021) - Review

While superheroes have assimilated into Parisian society, a new drug gives superpowers to mere mortals.

This is a great foreign film taking on the superhero genre. Made with a lower budget, the film assumes the audience is now familiar with superheroes and jumps right into the story eliminating the constant drawback of telling origin stories and gives the audience some credit in knowing that superpowers just exist. This becomes a buddy cop movie with the superhero aspect mostly being in the background as the police and crime-fighting heroes try to stop the bad guys from flooding the market with drugs giving normal people superpowers stolen from people that have them. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this film. Watching dubbed in English made for some funny translations and voices but the story carried through that minor distraction. If you give it a watch I would be eager to hear what you thought of it.

Ranking 6.9/10


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