Watch: ‘Hero Story’ Delivers a Zap-Pow Superhero With Real-World Problems

By  · Published on August 1st, 2012

Why Watch? Incredibly fun, this homage brings the Zaps! and Pows! of comic book pages directly onto the screen. There’s a bit of Scott Pilgrim design flare here, but it’s definitely its own animal – delivering a nervous man behind a mask trying to tell his girlfriend that he loves her while dealing with the constant dangers that befall his city. The White Bolt has incredible speed, but he also has a dilemma.

When a new threat uses villainy to make a name for himself, he renders our hero powerless, and Bolt must save his girl and the day using only his quick wit.

Cheekiness in full force, the short from Kaylon Hunt owns up to its cheesiness with engaging characters and a sunny twist on caped comic stories, appropriately adopting the trappings of 40s serials and making them brand new.

What will it cost you? Only 15 minutes.

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