Ever felt the injustice of the world was a weight upon your shoulders? Perhaps you should go out and do something about it. In the past few decades, the movement of underground superheroes -- regular people who feel compelled to fight crime -- has gone from a sparse few to several hundred. Documentary filmmaker Michael Barnett felt compelled to capture the story of these "Superheroes" in his new documentary, which premieres on HBO August 8.
"Terrifica is a woman who would go out and protect drunk women at bars ..."
"Five or six years ago, [the movement of regular people behaving as superheroes] really started to explode and became a nationwide phenomenon ..."
"A lot of these guys had been exploited by the media ... so getting these guys to trust us was a real challenge ..."
"We're living in cynical times, and I think this movement has arisen out of that ..."