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.
|Rating:||PG-13 (for crude and sexual content, comic violence, drug references and language)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Comedy|
|Directed By:||Craig Mazin|
|Written By:||Craig Mazin|
|In Theaters:||Mar 28, 2008 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jul 8, 2008|
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as Rick Riker/Dragonfly
as Jill Johnson
as Lou Landers / Hourgl...
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 Bank Loan Officer
as Tom Cruise
as Lunatic Editor
as Jill's Mother
as Xavier's Daughter
as Professor X
as Mrs. Xavier
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Critic Reviews for Superhero Movie
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.
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
It's a bit late in the game for Superhero Movie, which was never going to fly, and barely crawls.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Better than other spoof movies but it has to much of a "been there done that" far to familiar feel to it.
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