Superhero Movie

2008

Superhero Movie (2008)

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

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Cast

Drake Bell
as Rick Riker/Dragonfly
Sara Paxton
as Jill Johnson
Christopher McDonald
as Lou Landers / Hourglass
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
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 (52) | 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.

Apr 2, 2008 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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

Mar 31, 2008 | Rating: A-

It's a bit late in the game for Superhero Movie, which was never going to fly, and barely crawls.

Mar 31, 2008 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 31, 2008 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 31, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 31, 2008 | Rating: 2/4

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
Mike S

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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
Martin Sahlin

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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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½

Yet another spoof is trundled of the crapola production line, this time its superhero movies that get it....as if they needed it. The whole thing is so so predictable you feel as if you've seen it many times before..and you have. The jokes and prat falls are all the same, the characters are unfunny and all the same and the look is tacky. I really really can't understand why they continue with these, do people really watch em and like em?? The cast in this film is slightly higher than previous efforts, Neilsen is back to add a very slight touch of humour and Tambor, Spiner and David try their best to make this something it isn't...a decent comedy. The ONLY high point in the entire film is a rather good impersonation of Tom Cruise for a news reel sequence (about 1min long). Its actually extremely good and pretty funny, whoever does it has nailed Cruise perfectly and even looks very similar. That with about two good lines from Neilsen is it. Rent only..maybe.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

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