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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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.
Superhero Movie Quotes
|Uncle Albert:||Ah! The rituals of Man-hood. Today, you have your first beer. And tomorrow we'll circumcise you.|
|Lance Landers:||Watch were your going in slow motion, nerd|
|Lance Landers:||Watch were your going in slow motion, nerd.|
|Lance Landers:||Watch where you're going in slow motion, nerd.|
|Lou Landers (aka Hourglass):||Titanium Blades, They can cut through diamonds!|
|Rick Riker (aka Dragonfly):||...I'm not wearing any diamonds!|
|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!|