Superhero Movie Review

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A send-up of superhero movies which charts the fortunes of a costumed crusader known as The Dragonfly.


Having skewered date movies, horror movies, action movies and epic movies, it was only a matter of time before spoofers targeted the superhero movie. Co-creator David Zucker - the man who inadvertently kicked off the whole sorry mess with the actually funny Airplane! - has focused on the first Spider-Man film, with references to X-Men, Fantastic Four and Batman along the way. Spidey is now ‘Dragonfly’, his uncle is played by satire mainstay Leslie Nielsen, and the jokes include much passing of gas and walking into inanimate objects. A short running time and brisk pace make it less painful than similar fare, but on the whole this superhero spoof just doesn’t fly.

This super-powered spoof just doesn't fly.