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Superhero Movie (2008)

PG-13  |   |  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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Superhero!  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,510,297 (USA) (28 March 2008)


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to the commentary, actor Rip Torn was to play the "Lunatic Editor" but for some reason, not disclosed, was replaced. See more »


When Dragonfly jumps off the Gargoyle perch, it gives slightly, revealing it isn't real stone. See more »


Jill's Mother: [shouting from a window] You're a whore, just like your mother!
[Jill's mother goes back inside]
Rick Riker: Who was that?
Jill Johnson: My mother.
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Crazy Credits

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


References Family Guy: Lois Kills Stewie (2007) See more »


I Need A Hero
Written by Michael Jay, Sara Paxton and Johnny Pedersen
Performed by Sara Paxton
Produced by Jam N' Jay
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Very funny
14 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

With all these bad Spoof movies like Date movie, Not Another Teen Movie,Epic Movie and Disaster Movie (which is the worst spoof movie ever).

So i was thinking will be the same, but my god this movie made me laugh so much, This movie better then others listed above better then Scary movie 4 and 2

Plot: In this spoof of Hollywood blockbusters, director and screenwriter Craig Mazin (THE SPECIALS) tackles the age-old story of a regular guy who suddenly finds that he possesses super powers. Ricky Riker (Drake Bell) is a typical teenager, except that his luck is worse then most. Basically, he's a loser. He's been in love with beautiful Jill (Sara Paxton) for years, but is sure she doesn't know he exists. Even his best friend, Trey (Kevin Hart), is willing to throw him over for another clique. But Rick's life changes dramatically when a genetically enhanced dragonfly bites him during a school field trip. In a flash, he becomes the Dragonfly. He can scale buildings, and has immense strength--though he's still a klutz. Rick isn't sure he has what it takes to be a superhero, but it's up to him to save the city from the villainous Hourglass (Christopher McDonald), who literally sucks the life out of people, and threatens to harm those dearest to Rick. Mazin, The main spoof is spider man they also spoof Batman, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men.

I love this movie so, well the last spoof movie I Saw was Disaster movie that oh my god, that movie was SO bad ) (That one the reason like this movie more then I Should) The superhero movie is one best spoof to come out last year, I am not saying it the best spoof EVER! Love it 7/10

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