As ‘The Incredibles’ proved, there are laughs to be had in landing superheroes into humdrum domestic scenarios. But this film wastes Thurman and Wilson’s comic skills with dreadful dialogue, shoddy effects and irritating subplots (is evil mastermind Eddie Izzard’s boyhood crush on G-Girl necessary?). What’s worse, the film’s unease about female power, which sees Thurman humiliated in a girl-fight with Matt’s new squeeze Hannah (the homely Anna Faris), is vaguely distasteful. At one point, jealous Thurman tosses a live shark into Matt and Hannah’s love nest. Unwittingly plunged into this farrago, the shark earns my sympathy.
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