Sunday, December 14, 2008
Except for the big budget, this is a Roger Corman movie, through and through. I had low expectations -- I assumed it would be just another superhero movie, but I was surprised to see it was something very different. It was certainly clever and amusing, but what really struck me was the power of the love story. Its deep theme seems to be that there are some people on this earth who, even though they love each other, have a relationship that is ultimately self-destructive, and for the good of themselves and everyone around them, they must stay apart, even though it is painful. I would never have expected such a meaningful story from such a goofy movie.