I found this video on ComicBookMovie.com and thought it deserved a post. Lazy Teenage Superheroes is an impressive short by Michael Ashton that was supposedly made for only $300. Check out the whole short below!
Tyler is your average awkward teenager just trying to get by like the rest of us. Until one day, he moves in with three unusual roommates – Mitchell, Calvin, and Richard all have extraordinary, super human abilities. Although Tyler still has one thing they don’t have: ambition. Lazy Teenage Superheroes follows Ty as he tries to get his new “super” friends to put down the video games, get off the couch, and use their powers to help save the world, instead of themselves.
Mitch, Cal, and Rick were a sought-after and highly respected superhero team back in their youth until society began to take them for granted. Holding strong to their bond of friendship they jointly decided to turn in their capes and try to establish a normal, average life.
And this is where we pick up, eight years after they last donned their masks, sharing an apartment with Tyler and coping with the issues any group of teenage single males deal with: crappy, dead-end jobs, complicated love lives, making rent and arguing over whose turn it is to buy the booze. Their real identities remain a secret to most of the world and so they’re able to walk the streets without second glance. However the super powers remain, as does the occasional obligation to use them for good. Though they no longer patrol the city, somehow trouble and the occasional villain, always seems to find them. As could be expected, their attempt at a “normal life” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
By setting Ty, Mitch, Cal, and Rick along with other unique characters in this sensationalized environment, Lazy Teenage Superheroes becomes a mix of effects-filled action, tongue-in-cheek, raunchy, stoner humor, with satire and parody aplenty.