August 7, 2014

Lou Ferrigno is ‘Liberator’

Liberator is a short film from director Aaron Pope and tells the story of a washed-up superhero trying to get his life back on the rails.

Now, it’s only about 20 minutes long but Liberator is incredibly entertaining and I would personally love to see it made into a full feature. It’s great to see Ferrigno back in action and he gives a tortured performance as the hero turned outcast. Who better to play an angry super hero than the original Incredible Hulk? But he is also not alone.

This flick has some pretty heavy hitters on the roster including Peta Wilson (La Fem Nikita and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) Michael Dorn (Warf of Star Trek: The Next Generation),

Don “The Dragon” Wilson, one of my all time favorite Kick Boxers and who could forget Ed Asner (A screen legend)? I could not have picked a better actor to play the President.

Due to the short run time, just when it kicks off it’s over, which leaves you wanting more. Don “The Dragon” Wilson only shows up at the end as what appears to be a villain but it really makes you want to see what happens next.

There is some dodgy CG in places but that’s simply due to the low budget and didn’t really bother me.

I was going to write a review for this film but as there isn’t much in the way of action then there wouldn’t be much to say.

The story to Liberator is fascinating and I hope director Aaron Pope can get the money together to make a complete feature with a full story.

It’s a gritty tale so if you’re thinking it’ll be a superhero tale for the kiddies you’ll be disappointed; it deals with several political themes and feels very current in today’s climate.

According to the movie’s Kickstarter page from a few years back, this is a real person in the real world. He’s a superhero, yes, but he’s also a man and a father, dealing with the things that affect us all as humans. It’s this personal, emotional element that really sets this character, and this project, apart.

If you’re looking for something a little different and are a fan of Lou then Liberator is definitely worth checking out; at around 20 minutes it’s not going to take up much of your life either so check it out if you get a chance.

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