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Have Cheetah,Will View #234 – “Supercon” (2018)

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So there you are looking at the new movies section and you see a movie called “Supercon”. The cast looks amazing….Ryan Kwanten,Maggie Grace,Mike Epps,Clancy Brown and even John Malkovich! The concept seems pretty good,a bunch of C and D level former stars get into a scrap with a bigger name star and get 86’d from “Supercon”.
With nothing to lose,they decide to rob it,comedy hi-jinks ensues….

Except for one (or 100) thing,Supercon is absolutely TERRIBLE. How bad is it? This could be the worst film we have watched this year and for a movie to be worse then the current film sitting at the bottom,you REALLY have to be bad.
Supercon is crude,profane and worse,its not funny when it needs to be. Director/co-“writer” Zak Knutson thinks that having his cast say “cocksucker” and motherfucker” is what a comedy film is supposed to be. But seeing how Knutson comes from the Kevin Smith school of lame directing,I wasn’t too surprised at how bad this movie is.

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In someone’s hands who can actually write AND direct worth a shit,this could have been pretty good. The cast is pretty damn solid and seeing someone like Malkovich doing a rare indie film at this level,how does like Knutson completely destroy what basically is a t-ball level directing job..instead the cast gets to see how many times they can drop the “F-bomb”,make ethnic jokes,make cancer jokes (yeah,cancer is considered funny,one of the former stars played a kid with testicular cancer)…you get the picture.
The one bright spot is Maggie Grace as a cartoon artist who could be Ramona Flowers’s twin sister with her dead emotionless voice.

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Comic conventions are a good target to poke some gentle fun at and maybe one day,a decent film will be made about them. But the only “Supercon” does is rip-off any poor sucker who bought this Godawful pile of cheetahpoo.  Skip this like the Ebola virus.

“Supercon” has a run time of 1 hour 40 minutes (but seems twice as long) and is rated “R”.
Special Features include two very bad director/crew commentaries. The cast wisely avoided doing commentary,maybe the smartest thing they did regarding “Supercon”.

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Comments are welcome…..even on this turkey.

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