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Superhero Movie

None April 3rd, 2008


Reviewer's grade: D


Drake Bell, Sara Paxton, Kevin Hart and a few other actors you've never heard of and hope you'll never hear of again join Leslie Nielsen, Marion Ross, Christopher McDonald, Brent Spiner and some others whose rent is due in a feeble attempt to spoof a genre of movies that usually manage to spoof themselves quite nicely, thank you. Bell is a teen who is bitten by a genetically engineered dragonfly and becomes a superhero. McDonald is the corporate meany who becomes his nemesis. Nielsen and Ross are Dragonfly's aunt and uncle, and Paxton is his girl friend.


Why am I even telling you this? You'se seen "Spiderman." Director/screenwriter Craig Mazin (writer of "Scary Movie 3," "Scary Movie 4") is about as funny as a cry for help and when an almost-amusing gag shows up it's probably the input of producer David Zucker, who used to make these movies when they were funny. PG-13


"”Doug Bentin

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