HaphazardStuff's Superhero Series
It's a superhero film!
It's a comedy!
During WWII the great Captain Invincible lends assistance with his superheroic
abilities in helping to stop the Nazis and becomess a symbol of hope, honor and
freedom across the globe.
His do-gooding deeds don't do much for his reputation in the 1950's when the
good Captain is accused of being a "red" and also faces charges of flying
without a pilots license and wearing underwear in public.
Anger and resentment sets in and the skies are vacant when Captain Invincible
disappears. Once beloved hero is now an anonymous bum who drinks his days
away in Australia.
However, in 1983 a sinister villain threatens the planet and there is only person
whocan possibly stop him. The Captain is asked to don his tights again and
defeat his longtime nemesis Mr. Midnight who now has implemented his most
evil plan yet!
Can the Captain emerge sober long enough to save us? Will he be able to figure out how to fly again? Can he salvage some of his long
lost patriotism? And how is he at carrying a tune?
Possibly the most bizarre entry in my superhero series so far. Starring Alan Arkin, Christopher Lee, Kate Fitzpatrick and Michael Pate,
The Return of Captain Invincible features songs by Richard O'Brien and Richard Hartly, whose collaboration in 1975's The Rocky
Horror Picture Show made the film a cult classic. Yes, it has Arkin and Lee singing!
I take a look at this lesser known superhero film directed by Phillipe Mora and see if The Return of Captain Invincible deserves more
attention than what it's gotten since its first release or does it justify to be one of those films that most people say - "I have never heard