Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Defendor (2010)

Synopsis: By day Arthur holds traffic signs, but by night he is the hero, Defendor. As Defendor he prowls the streets looking for his arch nemesis, Captain Industry. While on patrol he saves a young prostitute from a corrupt cop which turns him into a fugitive from the law.

The Good:  This movie has a phenomenal cast. Harrelson does a wonderful job of portraying the determined, but unstable lead. Elias Koteas is a great bad guy and I've loved the man since the original TMNT flick. I've always got a soft spot for Kat Dennings and Sandra Oh is a great supporting character. 

The Bad: The tone of this movie shifts a lot. One minute its a bit light hearted superhero spoof, the next it's a gritty crime drama, and then it shifts to a look at the mental health care system. This can be off putting. 

Final Thoughts: I really enjoyed this movie. It's dark, but ultimately optimistic and while the tone is different, is very similar to James Gunn's Super (which came out at about the same time). 

In Your Game: 

Name: Arthur Poppington

Alias: Defendor
Class: True Vigilante
Level: 2
XP: 2

Hit Points: 10

STR 13
DEX 14
CON 16
WIS 12
CHA 12

Armor: Light (2 points)
Attack Damage: 1d6/1d4 Unarmed
Special Features: Because of his mission to take out Captain Industry and the evil of the city, Defendor gets +1 to all attack and damage rolls against Villains.
Weapons and Equipment: Light armor, trench club, jar of wasps 

Other Weapons
Trench Club - Damage: 1d6+1 - ROF: 1 - Range: - - Ammo: - - Weight: 4 - Cost: 40

Slingshot - Damage: 1d3 - ROF: 1 - Range: 60 - Ammo: 1 - Weight: 1 - Cost: 25

Jar of Wasps* - Damage: Stun - ROF: 1 - Range 25 - Ammo: - - Weight: 1 - Cost: - 

*affects all in 5' square with Stun

I know in my review I said that damage is done based on class, but that's optional. You can also do damage the old fashioned way which is why I statted out Defendor's weapons.

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