The resounding failure of George Lucas with Marvel and other of the worst superhero movies come together in Madrid

The twelfth edition of CutreCon, the Madrid Cutre International Film Festival, begins on January 25 with a selection of titles that includes: ‘Howard… A new hero’ or ‘Supersonic Man’.

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Although today it visibly suffers some wear and tear, it is true that superhero movies continue to be one of the most successful on the current scene. One only has to look at the success of Spider-Man: No Way Homewhich after its release became the sixth highest-grossing film in history (although it has now been relegated to seventh place after the release of Avatar: The Sense of Water). But, There are productions far from the characters inspired by Marvel and DC comics, which in many cases managed -after its premiere- to bring out the colors of those responsible and were massacred by critics.. Some of these films are the ones that reach seedywithCutre International Film Festival of Madrid, whose twelfth edition is held from January 25 to 29 in Madrid.

A contest that is made up of 22 films, in both free and paid sessions spread over three venues: the Faculty of Information Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid, the Cine Paz and the mk2 Palacio de Hielo. The opening session will be Supersonic Man -the Spanish version of Superman directed by Juan Piquer Simón in 1979- is the film chosen for the opening session of the festival, today Wednesday January 25 at 9:30 p.m.

But before the inaugural session, CutreCon 12 starts at 5:00 p.m. at the Faculty of Information Sciences of the Complutense University with Captain Thunder and the Holy Grail (2011), adaptation of the popular comic created by Víctor Mora and Miguel Ambrosio (Ambrós) in the 1950s. A chaotic production that led to a hellish shoot in which its director, Antonio Hernández, had to deal with innumerable problems to carry the film to good port; among others, the change of technicians and director of photography almost daily. For all this, the director will receive an award in recognition of all the vicissitudes he had to face to be able to do his work.


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On Thursday, January 26, the Faculty of Information Sciences of the UCM hosts the bulk of the day with up to three sessions, all of them with free admission until full capacity is reached. That day the contest starts with Superman IV: In Search of Peace (1987), starting at 12:00. The fourth installment of the adventures of the man of steel starring Christopher Reeve and Gene Hackman, who actually a B-series byproduct that degraded the franchise in such a way that the character didn’t return to the screens until almost 20 years later. That day will also screen the tremendous Chinese production iron man vs vampires (2022), the Spanish ‘slasher’ black prickly pear (2001) and the day will close with the projection of two Troma classics: the toxic avenger (1984) and tromeo and juliet (nineteen ninety six).

The CutreCon Official Film Section starts on Friday, January 27 with a screening at 12 noon at the mk2 Cine Paz de deep delirium: the first feature film by director Marta Montes, a story in which a ring with an eye that moves at will and endowed with supernatural powers irremediably marks all its wearers. Viewers will then be able to see alien housewife vs gay zombie (directed by Andreas Samuelson): in which a woman resurrected by an alien will face off against an unhappily married gay man who is possessed by a demon that transforms him into a zombie, while a couple of police officers try to stop them. At 9:30 p.m. one of the star sessions of this edition arrives: Batman: The Moviethe first Batman feature film released in 1966. It is the big screen version of the series of the same year starring Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin respectively, who He marked several generations with his colorful aesthetics and his delirious action scenes.


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On Saturday 28 from 11:00 a.m., spectators who come to the mk2 Palacio de Hielo will be able to see the legend of hercules (1997) German film about the Greek myth that is already on the Olympus of the worst animated films of all time. Immediately after, a Mexican superhero arrives that will leave no one indifferent known as Magical, the envoy of the gods (1990). From 1:30 p.m. the screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. Transformers (1989), an oriental film shot without any type of licenses that mixes the characters from two of the most beloved series by children of the 80s. At 4:30 p.m. the feline session arrives, a double program that begins with the cougar man (1980) and will continue with the lion man (1975), Turkish production starring the legendary Ottoman actor Cüneyt Arkin. At 8:00 p.m. it will be the turn of a film whose resounding failure left George Lucas himself trembling: Howard, a new hero (1986), one of the first films to bring a Marvel character to the big screen. The day will close with The Amazing Bulk (2012), which is considered by many to be The Room (2003) of superhero movies.

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The end of the party will take place on Sunday 28 at the mk2 Palacio de Hielo cinemas with two marathons: Kaijutón and Superwomatón, in which titles such as Lady Street Fighter (1980) or They call me Macho Woman (1989).