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Super Capers (2009)

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Critic Reviews: 7
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A wannabe superhero joins a team of bumbling heroes-in-training on a time-traveling mission to thwart an evil plot in this high-flying comedy featuring Clint Howard, Adam West, Tom Sizemore, and Doug Jones. Ed Gruberman (Justin Whalin) may not possess any actual superpowers, but his passion for fighting crime rivals that of even the greatest comic-book do-gooders. When Ed becomes a member of The Super Capers, an oddball team of aspiring superheroes, it seems as if his dream of fighting crime for

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Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy

Ray Griggs

Jul 21, 2009

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Super Capers begins as a campy tribute to comic book heroes and their 1960s and '70s TV incarnations, but quickly descends into an ineptly paced, toothless lampoon of sci-fi and fantasy films.

March 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Featuring the production values of a commercial for a local used-car dealership in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Super Capers is a pathetic grab bag of spoofs.

March 20, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Post
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A bizarrely misguided attempt to revive -- and spoof -- the classic B-movie, Super Capers is the kind of experience that makes you want your 93 minutes back.

March 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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Intended as a campy riff on comic-book antics, Super Capers is instead a monumental negative achievement: a super catastrophe.

March 20, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Times
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This first feature by Ray Griggs wears its Mad Magazine influences like a badge of honor but fails to round up enough laughs to save the day.

March 19, 2009
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You'd have to have X-ray vision to find a semblance of a plot here, yet you'd have to be blind to overlook the cheapness of the special effects and the ineptitude of the direction.

March 19, 2009 Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Slower than a glacier at the South Pole. More powerful than the strongest insomnia cure. Able to empty theaters with a single frame. It's a turkey! It's a Hindenburg! It's Super Capers!

May 1, 2009 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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[A] woefully toothless send-up of superhero silliness. Indeed, Super Capers is in need of its own creative rescuing.

April 16, 2009 Full Review
Movie Eye

Even if you manage to suspend your disbelief and to check your brain at the door, Super Capers still feels lazy, dull, painfully juvenile and void of any real thrills, laughs or even unintentionally funny moments.

March 23, 2009 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
NYC Movie Guru

[B]rutally stupid... consistently mistakes wholesale theft -- from beloved geek favorites from Star Wars to Back to the Future to The Matrix -- for creative cleverness...

March 22, 2009 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

The movie's only strength is the fabulous comic book/MAD magazine cartoon imagery by humorous illustrator Tom Richmond.

March 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum
Entertainment Spectrum

Superhero comedy is age appropriate but only so-so.

March 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Too much of the time though is wasted with moronic shenanigans and B-level acting by a cast that was obviously hired because they were affordable.

March 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

The first 10 minutes of this mirthless mess was interminable, and it didn't get any better. I'd feel cheated if I'd rented this one from the red box at Mickey D's.

March 20, 2009
Kansas City Star

Nothing here works.

March 19, 2009 Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Super Capers doesn't ever come close to justifying its existence.

March 19, 2009 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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