Superhero Movie (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.

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Movie Info

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


Drake Bell
as Rick Riker/Dragonfly
Sara Paxton
as Jill Johnson
Christopher McDonald
as Lou Landers / Hourgl...
Brent Spiner
as Dr. Strom
Jeffrey Tambor
as Dr. Whitby
Ryan Hansen
as Lance Landers
Robert Hays
as Blaine Riker
Marion Ross
as Aunt Lucille Adams
Robert Joy
as Dr. Stephen Hawking
Pamela Anderson
as Invisible Girl
Leslie Nielsen
as Uncle Albert Adams
Simon Rex
as Human Torch
Keith David
as Chief of Police
Craig Bierko
as Woverine
Kurt Fuller
as Bank Loan Officer
Miles Fisher
as Tom Cruise
John Getz
as Lunatic Editor
Charlene Tilton
as Jill's Mother
Kimberly "Lil' Kim" ...
as Xavier's Daughter
Tracy Morgan
as Professor X
Regina Hall
as Mrs. Xavier
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Critic Reviews for Superhero Movie

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (16)

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

With jokes packed as tightly together as sliced cheese, the flick's comedy axiom seems to be: Never give the audience a pause to second-guess their laughter

Full Review… | March 31, 2008
Boxoffice Magazine
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

Manages to be a much more creative and coherent superhero picture than "Spider-Man 3" ever hoped to be.

Full Review… | February 9, 2016
Cinema Crazed

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

Superhero Movie Quotes

Uncle Albert: Ah! The rituals of Man-hood. Today, you have your first beer. And tomorrow we'll circumcise you.
– Submitted by John B (2 years ago)
Lance Landers: Watch where you're going in slow motion, nerd.
– Submitted by Connor N (3 years ago)
Lou Landers (aka Hourglass): Titanium Blades, They can cut through diamonds!
Rick Riker (aka Dragonfly): ...I'm not wearing any diamonds!
– Submitted by Jamey B (4 years ago)
Uncle Albert: How can you say that? I've been like a father to you! I raised you, just like your father did! I believed in you, just like your father did! I slept with your mother, just like your father did!
– Submitted by Todd S (4 years ago)

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