Last year Adam Egypt Mortimer blew the roof off of the Egyptian Theatre with his terrifying tale of dual personalities, DANIEL ISN’T REAL. Now he’s back to astonish us again with his twisted, utterly unique take on comic book superheroes.Meet Max Fist (Joe Manganiello), intergalactic defender of worlds and vanquisher of evil… that is, until a hapless accident propels him through space and time to Earth, rendering him stranded and his powers useless.
To most observers, Max is an alcoholic hobo who bores his fellow barflies with fantastical tales of derring do. Then there’s Hamster, a kid from the wrong side of tracks trying to realize his dream of becoming a popular social media storyteller, and his protective sister Indigo, who works for a local gang. It’s not too long before their paths cross with Max’s, and when they do, there’s no telling what might happen.
Riffing on all the familiar tropes we’ve become accustomed to in comic book adaptations, Mortimer’s film is a breath of fresh air that takes pleasure in skewering our expectations; nihilistic humor collides with relatable characters in a portrait of a universe reflective of the times we are currently living through to create the sort of comic superhero we didn’t know we needed. Buckle up for a wild ride that will stay with you long after the credits have rolled.
Director: Adam Egypt Mortimer
Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre