Superhero Movie (2008)



Critic Consensus: Superhero Movie is not the worst of the spoof genre, but relies on tired gags and lame pop culture references all the same.

Movie Info

This spoof on the superhero genre takes on such films as "Spider-Man," "Batman Begins" and "Fantastic Four."

Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual content, comic violence, drug references and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Craig Mazin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 8, 2008
Box Office: $25.8M
The Weinstein Company/Dimension Films - Official Site


as Rick Riker/Dragonfly

as Jill Johnson

as Lou Landers / Hourgl...

as Trey

as Dr. Strom

as Dr. Whitby

as Lance Landers

as Blaine Riker

as Aunt Lucille Adams

as Dr. Stephen Hawking

as Invisible Girl

as Uncle Albert Adams

as Human Torch

as Chief of Police

as Woverine

as Bank Loan Officer

as Tom Cruise

as Lunatic Editor

as Jill's Mother

as Xavier's Daughter

as Dr. Xavier

as Mrs. Xavier
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Critic Reviews for Superhero Movie

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (15)

There are a few lively bits, and one joke with an edge: a slap at Stephen Hawking and his computer-drone voice. Mostly, though, this is super-lame.

Full Review… | April 2, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

It's a bit late in the game for Superhero Movie, which was never going to fly, and barely crawls.

Full Review… | March 31, 2008
Washington Post
Top Critic

It looks for all the world as if writer/director Craig Mazin took the screenplay for Spider-Man, propped it up next to his MacBook, and just went through it, inserting fart gags, pratfalls and the lamest of jokes.

Full Review… | March 31, 2008
Toronto Star
Top Critic

The very act of writing critically about Superhero inspires something of an existential crisis -- no one likely to turn out for it is reading this review, and anybody reading this review is probably not inclined to see it under any circumstances.

Full Review… | March 31, 2008
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Puerile and idiotic it may be, but Superhero Movie is nonetheless smarter than most of its lowbrow brethren in the Hollywood sub-sub-category known as the spoof movie.

Full Review… | March 31, 2008
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Tiresome, generic spoof is all about crude humor.

Full Review… | December 17, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Superhero Movie

Less of a disaster than Epic Movie, but still a crappily written slapstick-cavalcade with hardly a single good joke to offer. Anyone who finds this hilarious is obviously a few fries short of a Happy Meal. Anyway, seeing as it ended up being one of the worst movies I've ever seen, my word of advice is to avoid it by any means necessary. That is, unless dopey humor and a total lack of comedic timing happens to be to your liking.

Mike S

Super Reviewer

This movie was funny...Scary movie writen all over it. You don't know what you get when you watch a movie that says "From 2 of the 5 writers of Scary Movie"....It could be crap. It could be good...It was good this time. Not good like good...but...funny...

Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

Better than other spoof movies but it has to much of a "been there done that" far to familiar feel to it.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

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