Thursday, July 26, 2018


Fourth-tier genre celebrities try to rob from the hand that feeds them in Supercon, a nearly laughless caper comedy from Zak Knutson. Setting a few foul-mouthed, foul-tempered characters loose at one of those regional Comic-Con-type affairs where has-been TV stars take photos with fans for money, the pic works in a familiar milieu: Viewers who feel they're trapped in a low-rent Kevin Smith knockoff will be unsurprised to learn that Knutson, before collaborating on a diverting 2013 doc about John Milius, made a handful of video docs about Clerks II, Chasing Amy and other Smith productions. Though devoted fanboys may find it worth a chuckle or two on streaming outlets, most viewers will find it as unsatisfying as a photo op with an extra from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.


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