By Ben Bull
Published February 20, 2010
Hamilton is coming to a movie theatre near you! And no, it's not Hamilton pretending to be somewhere else this time - it's the Hammer herself in all her gritty glory.
"First-time Canadian director Peter Stebbings presents a sweetly engaging and very watchable take on an unlikely hero tale with Defendor, which premiered at the Toronto film festival last year." Reports The Star.
Woody Harrelson is superb as Arthur Poppington, a 40-something man-child who truly believes he is Defendor, self-appointed protector of the citizens of Hamilton from "punks." (There's no attempt to hide Steeltown's gritty, wintry identity; the radio call-in show signs in from "the Hammer" and locals thumb tabloid-size copies of The Spectator.)
I haven't seen it but I will. A quirky Superhero and lots of scenic shots of Hamilton sounds like a winning formula to me (and it got 3 1/2 stars too!).