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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.

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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!  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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

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

This movie was a spin off of the Scary Movie movie franchise. See more »

Goofs

When Rick is fighting with the thug and the gun continues to go off, he hits two street lamps that fall on his mom and dad. When the thug runs away and Rick runs to his father, the street lamp is not on his head, or even in the shot. When he accidentally shoots his mom, the lamp is not on her head. See more »

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Dr. Stephen Hawking: My nurse is a lesbian and not the hot kind.
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Crazy Credits

Several minutes of deleted scenes are included in one solid block halfway through the closing credits. See more »

Connections

References Airplane! (1980) See more »

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Oh No You Didn't
Written by Sal Salvador, Kit Grissom, Ray Ng, and Kristee Mays
Performed by Sal Salvador
Courtesy of Majors Music
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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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