Superhero Movie Reviews

November 18, 2011
June 5, 2008
This super-powered spoof just doesn't fly.
April 2, 2008
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.
March 31, 2008
Essentially a retread of every bad grade-school joke you're happy to have forgotten.
March 31, 2008
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
March 31, 2008
It's a bit late in the game for Superhero Movie, which was never going to fly, and barely crawls.
March 31, 2008
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.
March 31, 2008
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.
March 31, 2008
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.
March 29, 2008
To call Superhero Movie a satire, or even a parody, of the genre specified in its title would be misleading, since those terms imply at least an attempt at wit. But no real mockery is intended by this mindless grab bag of slightly used gags.
March 29, 2008
By-the-numbers screen parody fails to resurrect an increasingly tired genre.
March 29, 2008
The gags are consistently weak.
March 29, 2008
Superhero Movie would make a decent long-form short on the "Funny or Die" website, but at 85 minutes -- 15 of which are outtake-heavy end credits -- its powers of amiability wear off fast.
March 29, 2008
70 minutes of good if unmemorable fun sure beats 80 or 90 minutes of excruciating parodies for dummies, a la Date Movie and Epic Movie.
March 29, 2008
It's rather benign, actually -- never very funny, and never amusing for more than a few moments at a time, but not grating or clownish, either.
March 28, 2008
The film's weakest moments are also its timeliest.
March 28, 2008
It's a movie for the inner 9 year old in us all. That's the age that most people move on from flatulence jokes, and sniggering whenever they hear the 's' or 'f' words.