Superheroes around the World

Superheroes are very famous around the globe. Most of the time, we can find and watch on television as well as comics. And, most of the time as well, we will tend to relate “SUPERHEROES” with these famous movies such as Spiderman, Batman, Ultraman, and all the “-MANs”. However, some superheroes also need to be known around the globe. So, I bring to you the exclusive superhero post. Enjoy!

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Italy

Argoman

Argoman is a superhero very much of the Sixties Euro variety. Clearly, Argoman never had an Uncle Ben who died and taught him any lessons about great power and great responsibility. Argoman is gifted with great powers, but he uses them primarily to make his enemies kill each other and to force beautiful women to come to his island and have sex with him!

Singapore

Batman

On May 13, 1990, this young man was blessed with being named after two superheroes: Batman and Superman. Unfortunately we were unable to find the boy for comment, as no one seems to know his alter egos.

Russia

Black Lightning

Apparently no one in Moscow looks up either. Or at least they don’t for a while. That is, until a series of heroic deeds around the city (rescuing children from burning buildings, depositing bank robbers in front of police stations, etc) are being performed by someone in a flying 1951 black Volga. Certainly it is the unlikeliest of cars for such bravery (the Volga being the “people’s car” of the Soviet era), but the hero and driver is Moscow’s version of Peter Parker, a young man from a working family just trying to earn some cash and win the heart of a beautiful girl, while maybe stopping some bad guys along the way. Black Lightning is a refreshing and fantastically executed action-adventure film.

Malaysia

Cicakman

Set in the make-believe city of Metrofulus, “Cicakman” is about the last person on earth anyone would expect to turn into a superhero. But funnyman Saiful Apek, does, quite by accident and becomes quite a shock to his friend, who also tries his best to adjust to his superpowers. Starring many of Malaysia’s most popular stars including Aznil Nawawi, this is one big budget blockbuster that features 40% CGI, great stunts, great sets and 3D animation. Oh, and when he’s not climbing walls, Saiful @ Cicakman reverts to his alter ego, the unassuming Hairi.

India

G.One

Shah Rukh Khan’s superhero character takes too long to boot in this science fiction flick. G.One arrives just five minutes before the interval point by when you have already restarted your system several times, which has been hanging into nothingness. And the film’s title character Ra.One, a skeletal villain, gets a face (Arjun Rampal) even later in the second half. Is it worth the wait? Only intermittently and inconsistently! So what happens before the advent of the superhero? You are introduced to a nerdy South Indian stereotype Shekhar (Shah Rukh Khan), his wife Sonia (Kareena Kapoor) and their apathetic son Prateek (Armaan Verma). The father hopelessly imitates Michael Jackson, the mother is doing a Phd on Indian abuses and you don’t blame the son to be uninterested by their goofy gimmickry.

Australia

Griff

No matter how strange you may think your interests are, there are likely other like-minded people out there. Griff The Invisible explores this notion in one of the quirkiest ways possible, focusing on how we can perceive our own world differently until we are snapped back to reality. Although the film might be called a superhero film by some, it really defies that description. Griff, played by Ryan Kwanten, may run around in spandex here and there, but this film is really about his personal journey and not his crime-fighting at night. Griff has to come to grips with the world when he is confronted with Melody, an equally odd spirit that doesn’t mind standing out against the mundane. As their lives mix, it is up to them to lean on each other for support against a world that only wants them to conform.

Indonesia

Gundala

Gundala the movie was a hoax perpetrated by Iskandar Salim, a photographer and graphic designer who created promotional material for a movie that was not actually being made about gundala , a lightning powered superhero.Salim noticed that there had never been a movie featuring an Indonesian Superhero and wished to start a public debate on the subject. He created an official website, a Facebook page, posters, and staged photographs that allegedly showed the movie being made. As a result of the attention generated by the hoax Gundala’s creator Harya Suraminata is actually involved in negotiations to produce a real film based on the character.

China

Monkey King

He has been China’s favorite superhero for at least five centuries. He’s amazingly strong, he can fly, and he has a few tricks those other superheroes never heard of. And he’s always ready to do battle with demons, dragons—sometimes even the gods.

Thailand

Red Eagle

The 60s seem like a groovy time for superheroes to flourish on television and film, where in the West brings to mind the William Dozier Batman and the Green Hornet series, while in Thailand came a hero called Red Eagle, a masked avenger with a crimson mask in the shape of an eagle. We know how Batman got a reboot recently under the hands of Christopher Nolan, and Michel Gondry’s version of the Green Hornet will be due in some months after the 3D conversion process. In Thailand, the time is now for the release of Red Eagle, a reboot of the popular Thai hero based on the novels by Sake Dusit, where the film franchise of the 60s ended in tragedy when leading man Mitr Chaibancha fell tragically from a helicopter stunt gone wrong on the last day of shooting of Golden Eagle.

United States of America

Captain America

Captain America: The First Avenger will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving.)

France

Superdupont

Superdupont  is the son of an unknown solider buried under The Arc de Triomphe. How he got his powers and what his real name is still unrevealed, what is know is that he supports economic  patriotism, smokes Gauloises cigarettes, drinks  red wine, eats french cheese and refuses to be painted with China ink. He battles an evil organization called Anti-France, A terrorist group that wants to destroy France. He is an master of Savate (french form of Boxing) and can fly.

Japan

Ultraman

Just 12 years later, in 1966 — the height of the monster craze, both in Japan and here in the States (thanks to TBS, who imported the Japanese monster mash-ups) — a fresh new series titled Ultra Q was born. While the series focused more on the mysterious, slowly but surely, monsters starting peeking into episodes. This series eventually evolved into Ultraman, a show about a giant, skyscraper-sized extraterrestrial being that protects us from equally gigantic monsters, aliens, dinosaurs and other nefarious foes. Each week, Ultraman faces off against fantastically fun villains, destroying towns, villages, forests and cities along the way.

Credits to: doubleosection.blogspot.com, weirdasianews.com, twitchfilm.com, malaysia.movies.yahoo.com, articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com, collider.com, wikipedia.org, aaronshep.com, twitchfilm.com, rottentomatoes.com, comicvine.com, dvd.ign.com

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