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Superhero Movie (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 28 March 2008 (USA)
Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.

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Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.

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The greatest Superhero movie of all time! (not counting all the others)


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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, comic violence, drug references and language | See all certifications »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,510,297 (USA) (30 March 2008)

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$26,638,520 (USA)
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Trivia

Robert Hays plays Blaine Riker. In "Airplane!" (1980), he played a character named Ted Striker. Both of these films were produced by David Zucker. See more »

Goofs

When Dragonfly jumps off the Gargoyle perch, it gives slightly, revealing it isn't real stone. See more »

Quotes

Rick Riker: Now I'm never gonna know the secret to becoming a superhero.
Mrs. Xavier: You wanna know the secret? Come close.
[smacks Rick]
Mrs. Xavier: Make a costume, shithead!
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Crazy Credits

Several minutes of deleted scenes are included in one solid block halfway through the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

All By Myself
Written by Eric Carmen and Sergei Rachmaninoff
Performed by The Rescues
Produced by Gabriel Mann
Courtesy of Red Wind Records
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An entertaining fuse between old and new styles of spoof movies.
1 April 2008 | by (Long Island, New York) – See all my reviews

Watching Superhero Movie feels like you're re-watching one of the Naked Gun movies, only there are "deleted scenes" which unfortunately feature pop culture references and fart jokes. It's a fun movie if you're into the genre but overall falls far too short of being as good as the classics.

The cast is great for the material they're working with, with some exceptions being those who are given too little screen time to show their talents. Musician/actor Drake Bell's comedic timing is impressive, as is that of spoof legend Leslie Nielsen.

The humor, a combination of slapstick, wordplay and sex/toilet humor, is hit and miss, but hits more often than one would think. The spoofs range from clever to cringe-worthy, but the story and resultant gags follow the source material (mostly 2002's Spider-Man) very well, as opposed to the "Hey, look! It's -insert character- from -insert popular movie-!" style other recent spoofs have adopted. The only roadblocks are the childish fart jokes (one of which spans minutes) and dated pop culture references (Tom Cruise? Barry Bonds? Really?).

It's due to all of this that the movie, although flawed, can appeal to fans of any kind of spoof movie, be it twenty years old or two. It's also able to fulfill the expectations of the average moviegoer while giving some clever surprises to those who don't see them coming. Simply put, if you're a fan of any type of comedy, there's bound to be something in this joke-a-second spoof for you.


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