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|Edition:||Extended Edition||Director:||Craig Mazin|
|In this spoof of Hollywood blockbusters, director and screenwriter Craig Mazin (THE SPECIALS) tackles the age-old story of a regular guy who suddenly finds that he possesses super powers. Ricky Riker (Drake Bell) is a typical teenager, except that his luck is worse then most. Basically, he's a loser. He's been in love with beautiful Jill (Sara Paxton) for years, but is sure she doesn't know he exists. Even his techie best friend, Trey (Kevin Hart), is willing to throw him over for another clique. But Rick's life changes dramatically when a genetically enhanced dragonfly bites him during a school field trip. In a flash, he becomes the Dragonfly. He can scale buildings, and has immense strength--though he's still a klutz. Rick isn't sure he has what it takes to be a superhero, but it's up to him to save the city from the villainous Hourglass (Christopher McDonald), who literally sucks the life out of people, and threatens to harm those dearest to Rick.Mazin, who was one of the screenwriters for both SCARY MOVIE 3 and SCARY MOVIE 4, spoofs a gamut of superheroes, including Batman, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men. Marion Ross and Leslie Nielsen appear as Rick's Aunt Lucille and Uncle Albert, and a multitude of stars appear onscreen, albeit briefly, including Tracy Morgan, Regina Hall, Simon Rex, Craig Bierko, Pamela Anderson, Robert Hays, and Nicole Sullivan. Miles Fisher is particularly amusing as Tom Cruise, and Brent Spiner plays Hourglass's sidekick. Stick around after the credits start rolling for some additional footage.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||65928145|
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|Leading Role||Drake BELL|
|Display Format||Extended Edition|
|Number of Discs||1|
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Passes for a "Movie"...
...but let's be honest here, "Superhero Movie" is really just a series of gags, sex jokes, and farts that share the Superhero theme and are strung together by a gooey bonding substance otherwise known as "scenes" that exist just to set up another joke or one liner. That's probably why it barely clocks in at 80 minutes, but with the shallow feel and lack of true inspiration, the producers may have actually done us a favor by cutting it off early, and frankly "Superhero Movie" feels like it ran out steam by about the 30 minute mark leaving us to endure the rest so it can be called a "movie". How selfish. I haven't seen the recent rash of "Date Movie", "Epic Movie", "Disaster Movie", and so on because none looked terribly funny to me and they were coming out faster than the films they satired. "Scary Movie" (the first 2 and some of 3) were funny films, in fact I recite many scenes among friends constantly from those films. Spoofs can be very fun. "The Naked Gun" and "Airplane" films are true testaments that straight faced stupidity can still be gut bustingly funny. "Superhero Movie" is not this. It does have moments, it does have a few laughs. I won't pretend that it didn't get smirks out me. Any scene with Leslie Nielsen is worth watching. He knows comedy and can do it with his eyes closed. Jeffrey Tambor shines as the most frustrating and clueless M.D. I've seen in some time. It should be a sign, an omen perhaps, when the supporting crew eclipses, outshines, and makes you forget that the main cast members even exist. There's no way to logically summarize the plot. Take every scene from every memorable superhero film and they simply redo them, only adding a fart or boob reference. Shameless, shallow attempts to get chuckles; and aside the passive 9 year old child, I don't find many feeling like their 78 minutes were invested well when the credits roll around. "Superhero Movie" is however stylish and very slick for a low budget, 5 week shooting schedule of a junk food film. Give credit when do, then continue to lampoon it. I can't recomend this. Even to fans of spoofs, or fans of the Superhero genre who might think they will like to see their films made fun of, it's not so much about spoofing superhero films and the stereotypes they possess as oppose to using Superheroes as a medium to display the same crude humor we've seen time and time before. Simply a catalyst; a new paint job for the old Buick. Except not a Buick, more a Renault that rattles on the showroom floor. You know it'll be bad, you know you shouldn't waste your money, but you do anyways and you then kick yourself because it was just as bad as you knew it would be. That's "Superhero Movie". Looking for satire? Stick with "Scary Movie" or "The Naked Gun", they serve just well. Atleast they have a plot.
Superhero Let Down
Over the years there have been parody movies of all genres. From your horror parodies to your romance and major movie parodies it would seem as though movie makers would have hit something major with a parody completely dedicated to the Superhero genre. This was not the case. If you enjoyed the later movies of the Scary Movie franchise there is a chance you will like this movie, but I won't guarantee it. Each joke, as it were, seems to progressively get lamer as the movie moves along. You start caring less for the movie plot and just hope the movie will end soon. This is one of the few movies I have seen in recent memory that I started staring at my watch 10 minutes into it. I would not recommend this as a purchase to anyone, a rental at the very most, but save it for a half priced day so you can rent something better to make the pain go away.
Curious and willing to give it a shot, I kept my expectations low when renting this movie (many similar 'spoof' films were not that good). However, I liked this movie enough to add it to my home collection. It has highs and lows like most movies (some genuinely funny laugh-out-loud moments and a few gags that fell flat) yet I found it entertaining and enjoyable overall. It really helps to be familiar with the Spider Man movie, which is the basis of this spoof. Leslie Nielson in in comic form, and Marion Ross (of Happy Days fame) is surprisingly cast. If you don't appreciate silly, zany, off-the-wall or slap-stick humor, this isn't your movie.
Don't even bother with this one
I expected more from this movie since the Director did Scary Movie 3 & 4 and I really like Leslie Nielsen (Police Squad and Many more films). However the reality is the movie is not even remotely funny. It is all the same old jokes and gags as any other spoof film only none of it made me laugh (I did laugh once but it was over the stupidity of the gag, not that it was funny). The movie was not entertaining and it mainly centered around the Spiderman movie. There is nothing new and certainly nothing to entertain. If you must see the movie, rent it, or borrow it from someone you can give it back to when your done. This does not belong in a collection it belongs the trash. Rated 1 of 5 for obvious reasons (Too bad I cannot rate it a 0)
Good spoof, this time, Spiderman's ninth leg
I really liked this one. I wasn't expecting much, being worn out on spoof movies lately because of the layer of crap that's been dropped on us, the movie-going public. "Epic Movie","Date Movie","Meet the Spartans" all sucked. That being said, the people who made this, made the latter-day Zucker- styled comedies(a la Airplane, The Naked Gun) Scary Movie 3 & 4, and not those other "Movie" movies (which are the domain of Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer). There were parts of this movie where I laughed so hard I could barely breathe. And that happens SO rarely with comedies lately. Seriously, I laughed hard. But, it was one of those things that will entertain but never be a classic you'd bother watching again. It was a bit forgettable in that way.