Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. American Hero Screen Media Films Release Date: December 11, 2015 Director: Nick Love Writer: Nick Love Cast: , , , , , , , , , Plot: Melvin, a reluctant Superhero, lives only for crime, women and drugs - until he realises that the only way he will ever get to see his estranged son is to go straight and fulfil his potential as a crime fighter. Advertisement Dorff plays Melvin, a New Orleans slacker and deadbeat dad who spends a lot of his time drinking, partying—basically doing nothing. It doesn't offer anything fresh to the genre but it does have its charms. That is until he begins to question his moral compass after a realisation that getting his life back on track will be the only way to see his estranged son.
But even in such focused moments of action, a different logic falls out: what documentary crew would so casually follow Melvin into these life-or-death scuffles, especially when gang members are trying to spray everyone with bullets? All promotional material including but not limited to trailers, images, logo's and videos are all copyright to their respective owners. Curiously, and rather refreshingly, it's never revealed at any point in the story how Melvin came to be this way, or indeed if there might be others like him. Instead, he spends the majority of his time partying and using his powers to impress girls. But, in this world, he is our hero, trying to pull himself together so that he can see his estranged son Rex again after his ex-wife had the court give her full custody. What is perhaps not quite as charming is the limited story arc and one particular unconvincing character development that threatens to overrule the enjoyment factor. A hard-partying slacker with superpowers puts them to waste until a turning point leads him down a more traditionally superheroic path. There is definitely content here to be enjoyed, it's just a shame that a clumsy execution and weak story arc hamper some of the film's better components.
You can't help but wish this narrative clumsiness had been handled with a bit more care. Along with his wheelchair-bound best friend Lucille Griffin , he is living a fairly wasted existence. In the process, he has failed at practically everything, most of all as a parent to his son. Melvin Stephen Dorff , a reluctant hero who is far from super, has been suppressing his telekinetic powers for years with booze, drugs, and women. It's a fairly conventional quest for redemption story template with a superpower thrown in to make the story a bit more sellable. Melvin, a reluctant Superhero, lives only for crime, women and drugs - until he realises that the only way he will ever get to see his estranged son is to go straight and fulfil his potential as a crime fighter. For a man who can do the impossible, it might be a fight even he can't win.
In the lead role, Dorff is well cast and believable as an ordinary guy who just happens to possess this gift he has no idea how to use to his full advantage. The movie wants to be not just American, but All-American. Like NetflixReleases on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and we keep you posted about what is new on Netflix and what will expire soon on Netflix! The end conclusion also feels rushed and uninspiring. NetflixReleases is an unofficial site for Netflix fans. The moments we spend with Melvin as he contemplates his life and where he's heading provide some of the film's best moments, his interactions with Lucille are a particular joy. It's a method that does not pay off in the way he had hoped as it makes the narrative a little confusing; at times it's clear the characters are aware they are being filmed and even address the camera, other times they're not. .
Oh, and Melvin can control things with his mind, as he does in a mask sporadically for street audiences with the hyping help of his buddy Lyle, played by Luis Da Silva Jr. . . . . . .
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