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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

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Superhero Movie

Posted in Movies with tags , , on March 26, 2008 by funofmovie

Superhero Movie!starring: Drake Bell, Sara Paxton, Christopher McDonald, Pamela Anderson, Tracy Morgan, Regina Hall, Craig Bierko, Leslie Nielsen, Simon Rex, Marion Ross
director: Craig Mazin

After being bitten by a genetically altered dragonfly, high school loser Rick Riker develops superhuman abilities like incredible strength and armored skin. Rick decides to use his new powers for good and becomes a costumed crime fighter known as “The Dragonfly.” However, standing in the way of his destiny is the villainous Lou Landers.
After an experiment gone wrong, Lou develops the power to steal a person’s life force and in a dastardly quest for immortality becomes the supervillain, “The Hourglass.” With unimaginable strength, unbelievable speed and deeply uncomfortable tights, will the Dragonfly be able to stop the sands of The Hourglass and save the world?