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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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28 March 2008 (USA)  »

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Superhero!  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£851,353 (UK) (6 June 2008)

Gross:

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

It's the second film with Leslie Nielsen and Robert Hays (who plays Blaine Riker, Rick's father). Previously, they played together in Airplane! (1980). See more »

Goofs

When the truck driver honks his horn, the sound of an air horn is heard. In order to sound that horn, he would have to pull a cord. Pressing on the steering sounds the city horn, which has a different sound. See more »

Quotes

[after Aunt Lucille farts through Rick and Jill's conversation, Hourglass breaks through the window]
Hourglass: Sorry to drop in uninvited.
Rick Riker: It's okay. We were hoping someone would open a window. It was getting stuffy in here.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Youth in Revolt (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Superbounce
Written by Drake Bell and Michael Corcoran
Performed by Drake Bell
Produced by Michael Corcoran
Courtesy of Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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Was actually decent!
29 March 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I really liked this one. I wasn't expecting much, being worn out on spoof movies lately because of the layer of crap that's been dropped on us, the movie-going public. "Epic Movie","Date Movie","Meet the Spartans" all sucked.

That being said, the people who made this, made the latter-day Zucker- styled comedies(a la Airplane, The Naked Gun) Scary Movie 3 & 4, and not those other "Movie" movies (which are the domain of Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer).

There were parts of this movie where I laughed so hard I could barely breathe. And that happens SO rarely with comedies lately. Seriously, I laughed hard.

But, it was one of those things that will entertain but never be a classic you'd bother watching again. It was a bit forgettable in that way.


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