The comic book movie spoof “Superhero Movie” is billed as “from the guys who brought you Scary Movie and The Naked Gun”, and written on a shirt worn by Leslie Nielsen in the poster is, “With great power comes hot bitches.” Um, yeah. Once you’ve seen the trailer, you realize it’s just a “comedic” telling of Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man”. Sort of. Actually, they copied whole blocks from the movie, sheesh.
After being bitten by a genetically altered dragonfly, high school loser Rick Riker develop 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? More importantly, will we stop laughing long enough to notice?
Starring Drake Bell, Ryan Hansen, Kevin Hart, Sara Paxton, Christopher McDonald, Leslie Nielsen, Marion Ross, Jeffrey Tambor, Brent Spiner, and directed by Craig Mazin.
Laugh at the movie March 28th, 2008.