Superhero Movie

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The problem with films like Epic Movie and Meet the Spartans (if you don’t count the sexism, homophobia and lack of funny jokes) is that they try to make fun of everything. Craig Mazin does a far better job of staying focused. Aside from a Tom Cruise YouTube gag, the director aims almost exclusively for making fun of Spider-Man and, to a lesser extent, Batman, X-Men and The Fantastic Four. Those are pretty easy targets, but the cast sells the material, and it’s fun watching Drake Bell, as nerd-turned-superhero Rick Riker, find new variations on his mugging double take.

Release details

Rated: PG-13
Release date: Friday March 28 2008
Duration: 85 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Craig Mazin
Screenwriter: Craig Mazin
Cast: Drake Bell
Sara Paxton
Christopher McDonald
Leslie Nielsen
Kevin Hart
Marion Ross
Ryan Hansen
Keith David
Brent Spiner
Robert Joy
Jeffrey Tambor
Robert Hays
Nicole Sullivan
Sam Cohen
Tracy Morgan
Regina Hall
Craig Bierko
Dan Castellaneta
Pamela Anderson
John Getz
Kurt Fuller