Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers, and becomes a hero. A spoof on Superhero movies by the creators of the "Scary Movie" franchise.
Sure, this is by the same team that brought us such "hits" as Scary Movie 4, but this deserves more credit than it's been given. A lot better and funnier than most film parodies these days. Even surprisingly clever. There are plenty of laugh out loud moments, like the now infamous Tom Cruise skit and the X-Men parody. I can't remember laughing out loud with most of todays parodies.
I was a brave wee soldier and went on and watched this film without checking out the reviews, they were bound to be really bad and the movie would reflect them! Yep, I knew I'd be turning it off after 10 minutes... But oh no, what's this? It's actually pretty darn funny. In fact there are some parts that had me genuinely laughing out loud!
I'm not sure if it's because it's got Leslie Nielsen in but it reminded me of Airplane, mainly due to the over the top random skits - Superhero Movie's skits weren't genius but they were funny.
Loved this movie! It is forgettable, but aren't all super hero movies these days?
All in all, a pretty funny film that doesn't really deserve all the flack people give it, even though it ruined my ability to watch the first Spider-Man movie seriously.
Es mala. Es peor. Imagina una peli mala y será mucho más que eso. Pero te ries. Sabemos de que pie cojea este tipo de peliculas y tiene a Leslie Nielsen. La historia de los superhéroes es casi una excusa, ya que básicamente se centran en parodiar "spiderman", salvo alguna incursión de XMen y otras parodias leves.
Not sure why, but this was one spoof movie I really liked. McDonald is fantastic hamming it up as the bad guy. Bell is fine as the Dragon Fly, but Paxton is what makes the film work: she just so adorable!
Here's a joke to let you know if it's gonna be for you:
In the middle of a fight, the Dragon Fly gets a grenade stuck to his crotch. He looks to Paxton's character and says, 'I'm gonna need help jerking this off.' She responds by pulling out a bottle of hand lotion. :)
probably the best of the "movie" movies. is actually pretty damn funny and from what I recall it's almost family friendly.
"It's absolutely one of the funniest and unexpected spoof movies period, i was very surprised and laughed very hard throughout".
Tem momentos engraçados por ser tão estúpido mas apesar de ter uma abordagem interessante e hilariante... é uma patetice pegada!
Way funnier than I expected it to be, with almost no lazy references to celebrity culture or reality TV. Obviously, it's a bit sophomoric but I laughed a bunch.
Like it's been said. The best thing that could happen to the franchise is taking their parody efforts one film at a time. Leslie Nielsen does a career-best performance and the end credits song (sung by Mr. Drake Bell himself) does rock.
Shockingly it's actually not awful.
You can tell a Zucker was in on this. Changing the comedy from the obvious to the more quick, slapstick, wittier Zucker delivery means Superhero movie gets the best of both worlds. It indulges in farting and silliness but also fires out send up after send up without dwelling too long on them to get stale. One of the best of the "Movie" lot
Drinking Game: Everytime someone's injured
Bottom Line: It's got Lesley Nielson and a Zucker in it! You know it's at least half decent!