Wilson and Page were joined in a very buzzy Ryerson theater by “Juno” helmer Jason Reitman, who was snapping pictures left and right with fanboys and festgoers at the Midnight Madness screening.
“Super,” which tells the story of a loner’s (Wilson) attempt to right his small town’s wrongs, played quite well with the Toronto crowd.
And different (and raunchy) it was: the violence and comedy in the pic is shrewd and unapologetic with Ellen Page tossing out more f-bombs than Hit Girl in “Kick-Ass,” even though the film’s plot suffers from one too many cliches and B-movie bad guy fiascos (Kevin Bacon plays Wilson’s nemesis ‘Jock’ in the pic).
Meanwhile, across town, Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s “Biutiful” also performed well at the Winter Garden Theater on Yorke St.
Pic, which stars Javier Bardem as a terminally ill father of two, premiered in May at Cannes to mixed reactions but Friday’s screening inside the Elgin was quite a positive (and somber) vibe.
Some of the night’s mixed reaction pics included Mitch Glazer’s “Passion Play” (which, I’ve heard, a lot of people walked out of) as well as the Will Ferrell-starrer “Everything Must Go.” Ferrell got a lot of praise for audience members but the film itself was pretty bland, according to several buyers.
Saturday night’s premieres include Mark Romanek’s “Never Let Me Go” as well as the Midnight Madness bow of buzzy martial arts pic “Bunraku.”
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