Super Capers (2009)

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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 real is about to come true. Upon discovering evidence of an evil plot involving gold bullion, an alluring femme fatale, and a powerful criminal mastermind, Ed travels back in time to prevent a disaster the likes of which the world has never seen.
Rating:
PG (for mild language, some rude humor and brief smoking)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cast

Justin Whalin
as Ed Gruberman
Michael Rooker
as The Dark Winged Vespers
Sam Lloyd
as Herbert Brainard
Ryan McPartlin
as Will Powers
Clint Howard
as Mugger
Danielle Harris
as Felicia Freeze
Ray Griggs
as Puffer Boy
Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
as Special Agent Smith #2
Jon Polito
as Captain Sludge
Tom Sizemore
as Roger Cheatem
Samuel Lloyd
as Herman Brainard
Adam West
as Man Bat
Oliver Muirhead
as Herbert Q.
June Lockhart
as Mother
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Critic Reviews for Super Capers

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7)

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.

Full Review… | March 20, 2009
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.

Full Review… | March 20, 2009
New York Post
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 20, 2009
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.

Full Review… | March 20, 2009
New York Times
Top Critic

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
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Audience Reviews for Super Capers

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. the trailer is better than the movie-what does that say?

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

This might be the most disappointing movie I've ever seen. I was very very very excited to see it. I love superheroes and I love the cast. But this film was simply terrible. It was beyond cheesy and just terribly written all around. How Ray Griggs got the people he did to agree to be in it, I'll never know. I wish this film had had a heart... And a brain... And really a full body transplant altogether.

Robert Iwataki
Robert Iwataki

This movie has an interesting concept but falls a bit short. Some funny parts, and some nice little references to other movies like music, sets, and other props.

Greg Prather
Greg Prather

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