Archive for March 29, 2008

One more review: Superhero Movie

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on March 29, 2008 by funofmovie

Superhero MovieIt ain’t high art and it sure isn’t “brilliant filmmaking,” but the arrival of Craig Mazin’s Superhero Movie is actually a (small) cause for (minimal) celebration. And here’s why: Over the last few years, the word “spoof” has become synonymous with the phrase “wretched non-movie.” One need only pick through titles like Date Movie, Epic Movie, The Comebacks and Meet the Spartans to see that the spoof movie is one good place to hide if you’re very lazy. Just about every movie freak I know was skeptical of Superhero Movie because they’ve been burned too often by this sort of schtick — but I’m pleased to note that Superhero Movie actually represents a (slight) upswing for the oft-maligned sub-genre. It’s sure as hell no Airplane! — but it sure as hell isn’t Date Movie, either. Continue reading