competition: Win a 12 month subscription to LOVEFiLM!

competition: Win a 12 month subscription to LOVEFiLM!

This year marks the return of the original superhero, Superman. We’ve had more than a few incarnations of the man of steel since his debut in Action Comics #1 in 1938 but this summer we’re getting Zack Snyder’s take on him in… Man of Steel.

Zack Snyder of course has quite a lot of experience with superhero, and near superhero, films, having directed 300, Sucker Punch and of course Watchmen. Ok, I know not everyone loves these films but I thought at least two out of the three were great. Guess which ones?

Anyway, this isn’t the point. The point is that, to celebrate this renaissance of Superman, LOVEFiLM want to help you re-live the memories of the Superman films of old by giving you a FREE 12 month subscription to LOVEFiLM.

To enter the competition, just follow the instructions below:

Usually I just do a little question and answer for my competitions but this time I want to do something a little different. Instead of just telling me A, B, or C, I want you to do this…

If you could be a superhero, what would you be called and what power would you have?

To enter, just comment below with your answer. The best one (as judged by me of course!) wins.

Please note, this competition is open to entrants from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland only.

The closing date is Tuesday 11th June 2013 at midnight. Please note, you must be resident in the UK or Northern Ireland to enter this competition and afr’s general competition terms and conditions apply.

And you have a picture of yourself actually dressed up as this superhero – you know, from a fancy dress party or something – then e-mail it on to me at competitions at averagefilmreviews dot com. Just for the giggle like… I promise I won’t post it up on the Facebook page. Unless you tell me I can post it up on the Facebook page…

… Come on, let me post it up on the Facebook page!



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    James McLellanMay 26, 2013 - 12:14 pm

    If I were a superhero, I would be Appenditron. My ability would be the power to digest grass, thus giving me an edge in survival situations. I would not get a lot of the “rescuing people” and “averting disaster” stuff done, but I would never go hungry at a lackluster picnic.

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    WeefzMay 29, 2013 - 12:57 pm

    I would be Duckback and my powers would be twofold. Firstly, I would be able to duck backwards, dodging bullets like Keanu Reeves in The Matrix where he inexplicably bends backwards and flails his arms around while never getting shot in the crotch.

    Secondly, all water would flow around me. This would be very practical when going shopping in the rain, though I would be forced to drink all beverages through a straw. Soup is okay, for some reason. Must be something to do with the viscosity.

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    Martyn StaddonMay 29, 2013 - 1:34 pm

    Mine would have to be the power to re-arrange the letters in words to spell out other words.

    My superhero name would be… Anagram.

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    MunirMay 29, 2013 - 4:03 pm

    My superhero name is Herr Verschränkung

    Verschränkung means entanglement, as in quantum entanglement, and was coined by none other than physicist Erwin Schrödinger of Schrödinger’s cat fame.

    My powers would be:
    (1) Knowing the contents of sealed containers
    (2) Worshipped as a “God of Death” by felines

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    Yngve WielandMay 30, 2013 - 12:33 pm

    If I were a superhero I would be BANJOMAN.. giving me the ability to play the banjo without in the least irritating anyone who happens to be in the vicinity.. an awesome power indeed..

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    smeggtasheMay 30, 2013 - 3:57 pm

    I would like the power to drain money from the bank accounts of evil, exploitative billionaires and divert the money to poor and vulnerable people (obviously not my own bank account, tempting as it would be, as I’m supposed to be a superhero). They could call me ‘The Liquidator’!

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    SamiaMay 30, 2013 - 5:29 pm

    Having grown up as the daughter of a window repair man and a judo queen, I honed my skills to sort the good guys from the bad;

    My name: Defenestrator

    My super power: throwing evil out of windows.

    My only weaknesses: not fighting indoors and UPVC

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    DAVID JUDAHJune 9, 2013 - 8:17 pm

    My superhero name would be “The Stopwatch”

    My power would be the ability to freeze time. This means that whenever I activate my powers, everything and everyone around me stops. I, however, am able to continue going about my daily business. This would allow me to fight crime whilst villains are frozen helpless!

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    Barrie PhillipsJune 11, 2013 - 3:02 pm

    I would be The Amazing Barsteward – able to produce a cocktail at anytime,any place,anywhere.Martini are only one of my specialities.

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    Amelia LushCake AvossaJune 11, 2013 - 3:30 pm

    My superhero name is Potato Man and my power is the ability to sit on the couch forever.

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    Phil PierceJune 11, 2013 - 3:30 pm


    Mastermind – I have the ability to control minds and make people do want I want…….like make my boss give me a pay rise for once 😉

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    Ian BaskervilleJune 11, 2013 - 4:13 pm

    My Superhero name would be Vortex. I would be able to, at will, open up a Vortex which would transport criminals to a another universe which acts as a penal colony designed to hold all of the worlds worst villains.

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    Dee DmonteJune 11, 2013 - 4:16 pm

    If I were a superhero I would be called ‘Bull Cutter’. I would have the amazing ability to cut through the bull I get from my teenage son and be able to get him to tidy his room and do his homework – without being taken in by comments such as: honestly I finished that essays weeks ago!

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    Stacey GahanJune 11, 2013 - 5:15 pm

    I’d be the Tubeinator, my super powers would be of assistance to those travelling on London underground, having the ability to repair broken signals with the blink of an eye, the strength to lift those who sit in priority seats pretending the disabled, old and pregnant are invisible, a electromagnetic field to prevent anyone being a loud mouth informing the whole train of their weekend events and more importantly the power to dispel and disguse my very own kryptonite…… B.O!!

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    Michael ClarkeJune 11, 2013 - 5:43 pm

    I would be called Stud. and would have amazing powers of attraction over the females.

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    Phil DarlingJune 11, 2013 - 7:02 pm

    My name would be BaldiMan, and my special power would be the ability to bounce sunlight off my shiny bald head, in a concentrated beam of goodness, illuminating any nearby villains and making them take a good hard look at themselves and see the error of their ways.

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    JamieJune 11, 2013 - 7:35 pm

    First time that come to my mind was unemployment boy :/

    I’m currently unemployed but keep helping my friends get jobs; so i would help because get a good stable job 🙂


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    Kat FyfeJune 11, 2013 - 7:37 pm

    I would be the Dog Saviour. I would have an ability to see any dogs in pain or distress.Dog Saviour would communicate with canines to see what they wanted. If necessary I would be magically transported there to help the needy animal and find a happy healthy home for it.

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    sramJune 11, 2013 - 8:03 pm

    If I was a superhero I would be called The Time Tamer and my power would be that I can travel backward or forward in time at any point.

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    Nic O"DemusJune 11, 2013 - 8:05 pm

    I do find myself wishing I had the power to wipe my memory of films and music so I could watch/hear the best ones over again. Bit of a shame in a way as familiarity of an old classic is part of the fun, but it would solve the 50-channels-and-nothing-worth-watching despair. As for a name, well – wiperman is all wrong, sounds like something to do with cillit-bang or cars – and the riddler has cornered the big sixties question-mark-as-identifier. ‘Sieve’ doesn’t really work either, maybe something along the lines of ‘Total-lack-of-recall-Man’…? Doctor Amnesia?? Or Dr Mnemonic, where I could recall it later….easier to fit on the t-shirt anyway….

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    Darren RobertsJune 11, 2013 - 8:52 pm

    Superpower because I would be the best at everything

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    Annamarie RiddifordJune 11, 2013 - 9:16 pm

    I would be called the Grumpbuster and I would at a single glance be able to silence my grumpy moaning husband for an entire evening. Isn’t that a superpower that every girl would love to have?

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    ZORENA LAGUEAJune 11, 2013 - 9:37 pm

    I would be called zoedevil with the power of invisibility

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    Pete WattsJune 11, 2013 - 9:48 pm

    I would be the Omnipotator the all knowing and everywhere super hero who would be able to stop every crime as I would know wwhere it was going to happen and who ws going to do it and I would be there to stop it. I could solve all of the worlds problems as I would know everything and be everywhere to solve it.

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    Paul MartinJune 11, 2013 - 11:24 pm

    Loveinator would make badies and super villians do good he worldand spread love all around t

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    shane weirJune 15, 2013 - 7:00 am

    I would be starboy, the fixer for the stars

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