Oh, “Kick Ass”, what have you done? Following on the heels of that movie, along with similarly themed films of regular Joes putting on a costume and battling the criminal element (to varying degrees of success both onscreen and at the box office), comes Jason Trost’s “Vs”. The film is pretty under the radar, much like its fellow genre brethren “Super”, “Defendor”, and Australia’s “Griff the Invisible”. The film is set to make its world premiere at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival on October 20-27th, so if you’re in the neighborhood, give it a looksee.
Four Super Heroes find themselves abducted by their Arch Nemesis and are forced to compete in a series of challenges in order to save an abandoned town full of kidnapped innocent civilians.
The trailer is pretty slick, but this may be a case of a slick trailer hiding a lack of production values and questionable acting. Of course, the fact that Trost has managed to get James Remar to play the villain mastermind is no small feat. Plus, Lucas Till is another big get; he recently played another superhero in the big-budgeted “X-Men: First Class” (also directed by Matthew Vaughn, director of “Kick Ass” — coincidence?).
Also starring Sean Whalen, Brian Taylor, Nick Principe, Jason Trost, Sophie Merkley, and Lee Valmassy.