Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Blue Blaze

I love fan films, especially when their good like this one. The League tells the story of a Superhero labor union in Chicago and what it took to make this particular one a reality. It's a noir film, small and well done. The story plays out like a good graphic novel and spans several years. There are only a few actors in it and only one of them is Black. The Blue Blaze, played by Reginald James has super powers derived from his ring, much like a Green Lantern. At first I thought his part would be tiny, but though he wasn't the lead character, his role was pivotal in the movie. The is one of the best short films I've seen all year. You can watch it here and you definitely should. It's 27 minutes long and presented in HD. The story behind how it got made is interesting too. If it were up to me, they'd already be working on a sequel. There is actually a chance of that as, according to this article, there are more stories to tell.


tripl3j07 said...

Wow i was really suprised everything about was really good from the effects to the acting, i hope they do go for a sequel!

Clive said...

I wrote a review of The League a while back on my fan film blog--you can find the review HERE. Also, for what it's worth, I wrote the first book about the history and future of fan films, Homemade Hollywood, which just came out in bookstores.