Superhero Movie (2008)
Delorted - wrote on 04/19/08
In 1938 America was introduced to Superman. Ever since then, people have been inspired by superheroes to do the right thing. Now, 70 years later, the world is introduced to a new superhero. But this is no ordinary superhero; he's a superhero making fun of other superheroes, and he's known simply as Dragonfly.
In "Superhero Movie," we get another dose of new-age David Zucker work, complete with unfunny pop culture references and hit-or-miss slapstick. This time we follow Rick Riker, played by Drake Bell, who is bitten by a radioactive firefly and gains superpowers. After a bunch of cameos, he decides to become a superhero and fight the forces of evil. Unfortunately, he's a hazard to himself and others, so he's not really much help.
This film proves just how many jokes you can fit into one movie. It's as if they couldn't decide which jokes to use, so they just used all of them they could think of. The problem with this is that the film seems to rush from start to finish and you never get a chance to breathe. It's annoying that you can't get every gag and you can't take a short break, but at least you won't stop being entertained.
This movie could have been better if it had been taken slower. If they had put in less pop culture references (interesting that they act as if they know everything about the Internet yet they don't know that people can't stand these sort of things) and more quality jokes like in Zucker's golden days, they would have a much better standing and much better reviews. I wanted to like this movie, I really did. But it's hard to like something when you find so much wrong with it. It's worth a watch, but it's just another “Movie” movie.
Final Score: 3.8/10