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Superhero Movie (2008)

 -  Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  28 March 2008 (USA)
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Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.

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Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.

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The greatest Superhero movie of all time! (not counting all the others)


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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, comic violence, drug references and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£851,353 (UK) (6 June 2008)

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$25,871,834 (USA) (18 July 2008)
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Trivia

Not screened for critics. See more »

Goofs

Rick's dad is wearing the ring when they get held up. When Dad tells Rick to reach into his pocket to get the ring, he isn't wearing it. See more »

Quotes

King of Sweden: Ladies and gentlemen, our first award is for the medical breakthrough of the year. For his company's pioneering work in the field of feminine hygiene, I award Lou Landers douche bag of the year.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Dimension Films logo changes from its standard blue color to Dragonfly green. See more »

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Featured in Special Collector's Edition: Superhero Movie (2010) See more »

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Music by James L. Venable
Lyrics by Craig Mazin
Performed by Freddie Pierce
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Misunderstood masterpiece
17 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having seen the scary movie films and read reviews on here, I was quite dubious about how good Superhero Movie was going to be. But I was persuaded by free tickets to a UK preview.

I'm happy to say that I was astounded by the quality of the film. The jokes and acting quality are a real step up for the series. Leslie Nielsen consistently caused the audience to collapse in laughter. Meanwhile newcomers Drake Bell and Sara Paxton shine as the naive Peter Parker-type character and his love interest.

If only the originals of these movies were as good as this witty parody. Can't wait to see a sequel.


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