Superhero Movie

2008

Superhero Movie

Critics Consensus

Superhero Movie is not the worst of the spoof genre, but relies on tired gags and lame pop culture references all the same.

17%

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32%

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Movie Info

This spoof on the superhero genre takes on such films as "Spider-Man," "Batman Begins" and "Fantastic Four."

Cast

Drake Bell
as Rick Riker/Dragonfly
Sara Paxton
as Jill Johnson
Christopher McDonald
as Lou Landers / Hourglass
Brent Spiner
as Dr. Strom
Jeffrey Tambor
as Dr. Whitby
Ryan Hansen
as Lance Landers
Robert Hays
as Blaine Riker
Marion Ross
as Aunt Lucille Adams
Robert Joy
as Dr. Stephen Hawking
Pamela Anderson
as Invisible Girl
Leslie Nielsen
as Uncle Albert Adams
Simon Rex
as Human Torch
Keith David
as Chief of Police
Craig Bierko
as Woverine
Kurt Fuller
as Bank Loan Officer
Miles Fisher
as Tom Cruise
John Getz
as Lunatic Editor
Charlene Tilton
as Jill's Mother
Lil' Kim
as Xavier's Daughter
Tracy Morgan
as Professor X
Regina Hall
as Mrs. Xavier
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Critic Reviews for Superhero Movie

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (43)

  • There are a few lively bits, and one joke with an edge: a slap at Stephen Hawking and his computer-drone voice. Mostly, though, this is super-lame.

    Apr 2, 2008 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • With jokes packed as tightly together as sliced cheese, the flick's comedy axiom seems to be: Never give the audience a pause to second-guess their laughter

    Mar 31, 2008 | Rating: A-
  • It's a bit late in the game for Superhero Movie, which was never going to fly, and barely crawls.

    Mar 31, 2008 | Full Review…
  • It looks for all the world as if writer/director Craig Mazin took the screenplay for Spider-Man, propped it up next to his MacBook, and just went through it, inserting fart gags, pratfalls and the lamest of jokes.

    Mar 31, 2008 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • The very act of writing critically about Superhero inspires something of an existential crisis -- no one likely to turn out for it is reading this review, and anybody reading this review is probably not inclined to see it under any circumstances.

    Mar 31, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Puerile and idiotic it may be, but Superhero Movie is nonetheless smarter than most of its lowbrow brethren in the Hollywood sub-sub-category known as the spoof movie.

    Mar 31, 2008 | Rating: 2/4

Audience Reviews for Superhero Movie

  • Feb 06, 2012
    This movie was funny...Scary movie writen all over it. You don't know what you get when you watch a movie that says "From 2 of the 5 writers of Scary Movie"....It could be crap. It could be good...It was good this time. Not good like good...but...funny...
    Martin S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 20, 2012
    Unattractive but entertaining, with some very common things in these "movie parody," but somewhat acceptable.
    Rodrigo R Super Reviewer
  • Dec 10, 2011
    Yes, this is not a Seltzer and Friedberg film, so it's not as bad as "Epic Movie" or "Meet the Spartans". But it's still pretty bad.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Superhero Movie was not a good film, let me just clear that right now. But compared to other spoof films such as Epic Movie or Disaster Movie, its much better. I laughed at many points in the film because of the superhero jokes and just pure idiotic jokes. I enjoyed the depiction of Stephen Hawking as a sick minded creep. Drake Bell and Leslie Nielson were good choices, but the rest of the cast was just pathetic. But the film is overall just another dumb spoof film that should've never been made.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer

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