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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
12A
Cast
Drake Bell
Sara Paxton.
Directors
Craig Mazin.
Screenwriters
Running Time
85 minutes

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Superhero Movie
With great power, comes terrible spoofery...


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


Review
Superhero Movie

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.


Verdict
This super-powered spoof just doesn't fly.


Reviewed by Tony Horkins

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Superhero Movie

This film might not be everybody's cup of tea compared to some of the other spoofs out there however this will make you laugh and a great family get together. ... More

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Posted by deppfanatic at 20:37, 15 October 2009 | Report This Post


watchable

this movie is terrible but is one of the better spoofs. if you have to watch this movie i would watch it with a open mind. ... More

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Posted by snatch099 at 08:45, 14 September 2009 | Report This Post


Better than Epic Movie, but still nothing great ... More

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Posted by vermin101 at 10:33, 13 September 2009 | Report This Post


Better than Epic Movie, but still nothing great ... More

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Posted by vermin101 at 10:33, 13 September 2009 | Report This Post


Superhero Movie

When compared to recent shite spoofs, this is excellent, which is the equivelent of saying getting punched in the face is better than getting poked in the eye. Be under no illusion this may be miles ahead of other spoofs but aside from a couple of gags here and there (mostly by Neilson) this is still bloody awful. ... More

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Posted by JJB888 at 23:16, 15 May 2009 | Report This Post


Funny but bad

At some times the movie was funny but mostley it was boring and had a bad plot. ... More

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Posted by caps_fan2490 at 21:02, 13 March 2009 | Report This Post


Funny but bad

At some times the movie was funny but mostley it was boring and had a bad plot. ... More

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Posted by caps_fan2490 at 21:02, 13 March 2009 | Report This Post


Why

I wish there was a no star rating. ... More

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Posted by samkyle at 11:40, 27 June 2008 | Report This Post


fucking, fucking awful!! ... More

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Posted by shawshank prisoner at 19:46, 10 June 2008 | Report This Post


total crap!

A parody of the superhero movies - Batman, X-Men but primarily Spiderman . Gags come thick and fast in Superhero Movie, but there isn't a decent one throughout . It might be funny if you've never seen Airplane, Hot Shots and Top Secret, but we all have at this stage, haven't we? Oh, Leslie Neilson pops in - but he forgot what's funny a long time ago. ... More

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Posted by moviemaniac2 at 12:08, 10 June 2008 | Report This Post


Terrible acting, terrible jokes, the tom cruise scene is brutal and so is the flaming torch!! Not a recommended watch by any means!!!! ... More

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Posted by JohnPaul1996 at 21:32, 08 June 2008 | Report This Post


ok

it was ok, not the best. the writers of scary movie and stuff went shit after scary movie 4. 100 times better than meet the spartans ... More

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Posted by mozzaman at 16:34, 07 June 2008 | Report This Post


this is the new lotr

this is sooo good i like steven hawkins     but i wouldnt pay to see it ... More

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Posted by Trunk Monkeey at 10:31, 05 June 2008 | Report This Post


this is the new lotr

this is sooo good i like steven hawkins ... More

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Posted by Trunk Monkeey at 10:31, 05 June 2008 | Report This Post


So I'm a little unclear about this: does this super-powered spoof fly or not? ... More

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Posted by spacemonkey95 at 20:34, 04 June 2008 | Report This Post



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