It's hard to blame anyone for being a bit weary of the whole everyday-superhero thing, what with all the attention lavished on 'Kick-Ass,' plus the likes of Woody Harrelson's 'Defendor,' Michael Rapaport's 'Special,' etc. But there's still something undeniably intriguing about James Gunn's 'Super,' which takes the same concept -- regular guy decides to don a costume and fight evil -- and, by all accounts, takes it to some seriously offbeat and funny extremes.

You can see this pretty well in a terrific, R-rated, slightly disturbing trailer for the film -- more of a clip, really -- after the jump or over at Spike TV. In it, Rainn Wilson, waiting to buy tickets to something, puts on his Crimson Bolt costume and dispatches a jackass line-cutter (as well as the line-cutter's female enabler) with a wrench to the forehead.

Even if one is sick of the concept, this little bit is brilliantly rendered, from the detail that the prototypically obnoxious line-cutter attempts to ply his target with an offer of a sailor's hat, to the wonderfully righteous and outraged way Wilson proclaims "No butts!" It's also interesting in another, more disquieting way, namely that the punishment Wilson metes out here seems so grossly disproportionate to the transgression.
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