The Specials

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Released 2000

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Director:
Craig Mazin
Released:
2000
Rating:
R
The Specials is a 2000 action comedy about a group of superheroes who might not be all that super after all. Although they are slightly more talented than average people, the Specials are only the sixth or possibly seventh most important group of superheroes on the planet. The heroes include Nightbird (Jordan Ladd), a teenage girl with avian qualities who has just joined the team, as well as The Weevil (Rob Lowe), Amok (Jamie Kennedy), Ms. Indestructible (Paget Brewster), Power Chick (Kelly Coffield Park) and other assorted mutants and freaks. The Specials pride themselves on their independent spirit, since they reject the support of big corporations and take a too-cool-for-school attitude toward their superhero abilities. While they are not saving the world, it turns out that the superheroes mostly fight with each other and behave in surprisingly ordinary ways. It takes a surprise attack for the Specials to decide to live up to their true potential.

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    Satire, Comic Book & Graphic Novels