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a solitary life as a nightclub security guard. One day, he intervenes in a violent robbery, rescuing a television reporter, who later reports on her masked hero. Hearing of this new
superhero, Maco s institutionalized brother s mental health improves. Encouraged by this improvement, Maco takes on the secret life of the superhero known as MIRAGEMAN.
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In crime-ridden Santiago, Chile, Maco Gutierrez (Marco Zaror) lives a solitary existence. When not doing that nightly grind as a club bouncer, he mostly confines himself at home and works out like mad and hones his martial arts skills. He also regularly visits his institutionalized younger brother, a victim of a brutal assault (as was Maco). It all changes when, while out jogging one evening, Maco thwarts a home invasion. The beautiful woman he rescues turns out to be a local television reporter, and she promptly submits a piece about her mysterious savior (Maco had gotten a hold of a mask).
This broadcast is seen by Maco's traumatized brother and there is a startling improvement in his near catatonic behavior. The image of the mysterious savior has captured his imagination and this causes him to be more engaged. An encouraged Maco goes home and he begins to dream up colorful code names and costumes. I guess this is one of the more believable superhero origins you'll ever see, and a realistic documentation of a superhero's evolution if that superhero has got the cashflow of a boxcar hobo.
MIRAGEMAN is one of them rare things: a Chilean superhero martial arts movie, and it's so humbly budgeted. Ergo, it presents a shabby and yet thoroughly endearing aesthetic. It's got a sense of humor about itself and provides chuckles as Maco gropes his way in his new calling, and we're treated to some spiffy lines if the sub-titles hold true. Everything is low rent.Read more ›
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I am disappoited, I was expecting the movie to be in Spanish.Published 12 months ago by Jorge A. Martinez
Action, emotion, everything that fans of the super heroes want to see on a film, with the difference that this movie is handmade with a martial arts exceptional quality, highly... Read morePublished on February 11, 2010 by LuchiMetal