Advanced searches left 3/3
Search only database of 7.4 mil and more summaries

010fiftyman

Summarized by PlexPage
Last Updated: 10 January 2021

* If you want to update the article please login/register

General | Latest Info

In land of dense forests, tall mountains, and serene landscapes, one boy attempts to turn the tide of his life around through his admiration for Steve Austin, kitsch 70s sci-fi superhero from the Television Show Six Million Dollar Man. Donning an iconic red jumpsuit, he faces off against playground bullies and controlling adults in his life. The banality of school life is certainly the key issue in Six Dollar Fifty Man, but writer Louis Sutherlands ' interest in this particular pop-culture icon adds fresh flavour to the oversaturated comic book hero market. Jason is a funny looking kid. Bug-eye, unkempt hair, and altogether dishevelled appearance-Jason could be viewed as an easy target by older bullies at his school. He isnt going to let them get away with it as angry fire burns in his eyes. If looks could kill these bullies would be dead several times over. His only other problem is teachers at his school who seem to disregard Jasons struggles and outbursts, only view them as uncontrollable acts of rage. With his golden yellow hair and colour-coordinate outfit, Jason has persona to hide behind but no power to enact his retribution. Were first introduced to Jason as he tests his bionic powers in an attempt to impress an equally awkward girl from his class named Mary, by grabbing hold of an electrified fence with both hands. Simon Baumfields cinematography highlights raindrops that group together on wire. Hand hovers above it. Grabbing the wire, Jason twitches as Mary counts to ten. Triumphant Jason then describes many powers he has, such powers as the power to heal people, ability to control people, and, of course, super speed. Mary indulges his fantasy as we begin to see relationship blossoming. This childhood beauty is shortly undercut when two bullies appear from nowhere to tease him. Despite his much desired powers, Jason is victim of his surroundings as his angst constantly leaves him in trouble with his dead-eyed teachers, whose imaginations fade years prior. From child drawn opening titles to the humble choral twangs of the soundtrack, Six Dollar Fifty Man is an honest slice of pre-adolescent life in a depressing, diminutive town. It is easy to fall into the pit of generic coming-of-age stereotypes, but Sutherland has found a way to show the origin story of a class clown turned superhero in his own right.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

logo

Plex.page is an Online Knowledge, where all the summarized are written by a machine. We aim to collect all the knowledge the World Wide Web has to offer.

Partners:
Nvidia inception logo
jooble logo

© All rights reserved
2021 made by Algoritmi Vision Inc.

If your domain is listed as one of the sources on any summary, you can consider participating in the "Online Knowledge" program, if you want to proceed, please follow these instructions to apply.
However, if you still want us to remove all links leading to your domain from Plex.page and never use your website as a source, please follow these instructions.