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Superhero Movie (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 28 March 2008 (USA)
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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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Craig Mazin

Writer:

Craig Mazin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Drake Bell ... Rick Riker
Sara Paxton ... Jill Johnson
Christopher McDonald ... Lou Landers
Leslie Nielsen ... Uncle Albert
Kevin Hart ... Trey
Marion Ross ... Aunt Lucille
Ryan Hansen ... Lance Landers
Keith David ... The Chief of Police
Brent Spiner ... Dr. Strom
Robert Joy ... Dr. Hawking
Jeffrey Tambor ... Dr. Whitby
Robert Hays ... Blaine Riker
Nicole Sullivan ... Julia Riker
Sam Cohen Sam Cohen ... Young Rick
Tracy Morgan ... Professor Xavier
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Superhero! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,510,297, 30 March 2008

Gross USA:

$25,881,068

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,571,300
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dimension Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended edition) | (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

It's the second film with Leslie Nielsen and Robert Hays (who plays Blaine Riker, Rick's father). Previously, they played together in Airplane! (1980). See more »

Goofs

Rick's dad is wearing the ring when they get held up. When Dad tells Rick to reach into his pocket to get the ring, he isn't wearing it. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Albert: And maybe your father shouldn't have given you this afterall, look at the words your ancestors incribed in that ring: honor, valor, sacrifice, duty, commitment, bravery, justice, integerity, brotherhood, self-esteem, low prices, affordable housing, loose fitting pants, cheap internet porn, the rest is in Latin.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Dimension Films logo changes from its standard blue color to Dragonfly green. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Castilian Spanish edition on DVD/Blu-ray runs 86 minutes. It's not a extended version of the film but actually the theatrical cut with 7 minutes of mixing deleted/extended scenes of the movie during the end credits. It also includes in those 7 minutes the Craig Bierko's scene as Wolverine. See more »

Connections

References The Deer Hunter (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh No You Didn't
Written by Sal Salvador, Kit Grissom, Ray Ng, and Kristee Mays
Performed by Sal Salvador
Courtesy of Majors Music
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Disappointing
6 April 2013 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

It was perhaps inevitable that with the popularity of superhero movies in the past few years, a comedy spoofing the superhero genre would be made. Oddly, while writer/director Craig Mazin had a number of superhero movies to get inspiration from, for the most part his story is simply a comic look at the first "Spider Man" movie. Mazin does execute the movie with a good swift pace (there's seldom a lull), and with the relentless bombardment of gags, it is inevitable that at least a few are funny. While there are some genuine laughs here, for the most part I didn't laugh that much. There are too many scenes of people being hit and knocked about, which gets tiresome pretty fast. A lot of gags also feel like they were dreamed up and written down before a lot of thought was given to them - thought that would have determined that they weren't funny gags. Also, the amount of scatological gags suggests that Mazin was pretty desperate and couldn't think of more gags concerning superheroes. Not the worst spoof movie that's been made, but it is a big disappointment.


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