Screener Review: THEY CALL ME SUPERSEVEN (2016)
Admittedly, my own experience in classic spy films and TV shows is pretty limited. I was born an 80's kid and wasn't exposed to a lot of it, with exception to several classic Bond films and a handful of other titles from the 50's and 60's. That said, having come across former stuntman-turned-stunt coordinator and filmmaker Scott Rhodes's award-winning webseries, The Adventures Of Superseven, the aesthetics being tapped into here are fully understandable and so it's not hugely challenging to embrace and absorb. Rather, quite the opposite.
Mainstream Hollywood often tries to tap into this kind of source material, but in my own experience, I don't think I've ever smiled as much as I did for nearly the whole duration of this film. The film is chock-full of wit, sexual innuendo, action, eccentricity and the kind of wonderment you'll often find only in independent productions such as this one with a cast and crew that clearly had fun with this series, and a script that isn't afraid to poke fun at itself.