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No Ordinary Hero: The Superdeafy Movie
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SuperDeafy must reveal the man behind the cape to find true love and inspire a young deaf boy to believe in himself. The movie follows the evolution of this unique hero. A beloved character and role model, SuperDeafy has a worldwide following. He has been turned into t-shirts, posters and dolls... and now a movie. This film marks the first time in cinematic history that a SAG commercial feature film is being executive produced exclusively by deaf executive producers and directed by a deaf director. Featuring a stellar cast that includes Best Actress Academy Award-winner Marlee Matlin (CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD), Shoshannah Stern (WEEDS), Ryan Lane (SWITCHED AT BIRTH). The film stars John Maucere, the acclaimed actor featured as the sign language performer at Super Bowl 2013 who has been performing the Superdeafy character in the deaf community for the past 15 years.
A family friendly film and, I'd dare say, a must see for parents who desire to have their children grow up celebrating the differences that exist between us. --The Independent Critic
- MPAA rating : s_medPG PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.25 x 0.5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Item model number : 2116
- Director : Troy Kotsur
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 18 minutes
- Release date : August 18, 2015
- Actors : Emjay Anthony, Ryan Lane
- Studio : Kimstim
- ASIN : B010CVV0BY
- Number of discs : 1
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This movie is a little cheesy and over-exaggerates at times but it's really perfect for families especially if you have mixed hearing and Deaf relatives. The premise is that our hero, Tony Kane, is an actor who plays the character SuperDeafy on a children's TV show. It's a popular show that teaches a bit of ASL and entertains, but most of the laughter comes as the expense of the Deaf superhero.
While Tony is deciding how to handle that, we are also following the story of a boy, Jacob, who is Deaf with hearing parents. As frequently happens, his parents are struggling to figure out the best way to handle things, especially his IEP. His mom wants him to use ASL and be in the Deaf classroom while his dad wants him to be raised orally and stay in a mainstream classroom. Eventually the two stories come together when Tony is asked to give a presentation at Jacob's school. This movie really gives a good overview of many Deaf issues and unique aspects of Deaf culture and is suitable for whole family viewing. ASL is also captioned for the signing impaired! For really young watchers who don't know any sign, you might have to read a few parts aloud.
Where you might be disappointed is that Superdeafy does not have superpowers, although I wish there was a TV show or something following up on the ending scene...
In saying this I mean no disrespect. Everyone does what they feel is best. Keep an open mind and a loving heart!!!
My students watched the 1st half with a sub & throughout the day I began to get Remind messages from my kids that they were mad or that a part had upset them. Try as I might I couldn't figure out what could have possibly cause such reactions from them. Finally 2 students in my 6th period explained what upset them and I laughed out loud. They were not offended but outraged at the injustice and treatment of Tony & Jacob by the hearing world. They wanted to reach in to the movie and "school" those ignorant people. Secretly I cheered inside... I had managed to develop compassion and respect for the Deaf and their language.