Sam Emerson
Owen Gleiberman
April 04, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Superhero Movie

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
82 minutes
Wide Release Date
03/28/08
performer
Leslie Nielsen, Sara Paxton, Drake Bell
director
Craig Mazin
distributor
MGM
author
Craig Mazin
genre
Comedy

We gave it an C-

A good genre parody has to have a satisfying density of gags — that way, if you chuckle at 1 out of 30, you’re still giggle-happy. Superhero Movie, though, seems to have been given the comedy equivalent of blood thinner. It has the blazing satirical boldness to skewer the first Tobey Maguire Spider-Man — and, amazingly, not much else. There are a few lively bits (Drake Bell, as a boyish Spandexed crusader named Dragonfly, shimmies up a wall and break-dances on it), and one joke with an edge: a slap at Stephen Hawking and his computer-drone voice. Mostly, though, this is super-lame. C-

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