Woody Harrelson's DEFENDOR Introduces His Beating Stick.
Reality intersects with delusion in the mind of Arthur Poppington (Woody Harrelson), a regular man who adopts a superhero persona known as Defendor, and combs the city streets at night in search of his arch-enemy, Captain Industry. In his attempts to combat crime and bring down Captain Industry, a drug and weapons dealer who he mistakenly blames for the death of his mother, Defendor ends up befriending a young prostitute, Katerina Debrofkowitz (Kat Dennings). Armed with unconventional weapons of mass confusion, aided by his new friend, and putting his life on the line, Defendor proves that everyone is capable of making a difference.
Well, well ... when I first heard of made-in-Canada lo-fi superhero movie Defendor - soon to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival - I assumed that this would be playing things purely for absurd laughs, particularly with Woody Harrelson in the lead role. But, you know? I may have to rethink that. We've just been passed a brief clip from the film featuring Harrelson's Arthur Poppington character being questioned by the police and while the clip is brief Harrelson's performance actually makes one hell of a good impression. This one could have some legs, people, and a layer of depth to it that is quite unexpected. Check the clip below the break! It's a bit quiet, so turn up the volume.