Movies & TV | 1 week ago

We've been waiting a LONG TIME for that first Irish superhero to hit the big screens.

The closest we got so far is the new voice in Tony Stark's Iron Man suit, the Irish voice for F.R.I.D.A.Y. who replaced Vision when he became a real person...

Clip via Scopian01

However, now that we've finally got one in the form of The Middle Finger, we can confirm that this movie is about as far removed from Iron Man as superhero movies can possibly get.

Irish filmmaker Seamus Hanly has teamed up with Troma Pictures - USA's longest running movie studio, and the folks that kickstarted the careers for James Gunn (Guardians Of The Galaxy) and Trey Parker & Matt Stone (South Park, Team America) - to give us The Middle Finger.

Hanly also plays the titular character, who starts off as a lonely and frustrated teenager who is reluctantly transformed into a superhero… with the symbol of a giant hand showing its middle finger.

Like any good origin story, it’s then up to Dennis to awkwardly endure his training and save his world from almost-certain extinction.


Clip via Enlightenment Pictures

In just a few days time, The Middle Finger will be hitting the big screen, with Hanly in attendance at a public screening in The Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin on 18 August, and will also be taking part in a Q&A session afterwards.

Full details and tickets for the screening are available here, and this is a must watch for superhero fans, Irish cinema fans, and... well... everyone. Just go see it!

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