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Forum Name: SUPERHERO MOVIE
Forum Discription: WHEN Will Hollywood Stop Grinding Out These Alwaze-the-Same/Alwaze-Lame "Spoof" Movies?!?!?!?!?
URL: http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2601
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Topic: SUPERHERO...or SUPER ZERO??
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: SUPERHERO...or SUPER ZERO??
Date Posted: March 23 2008 at 2:34am

THEY'RE CHEAP to MAKE, REQUIRE ALMOST NO ORIGINAL THOUGHT and, for SOME INEXPLICABLE REASON, AUDIENCES FLOCK to SEE 'EM: "SPOOF MOVIES" ARE the LATEST INFESTATION of HOLLYWOOD's NEAR FATAL BOUT with "BEEN-THERE/SEEN-THAT" DISEASE.

AND http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=267 - SUPERHERO MOVIE IS NO BETTER (AND MAYBE NO WORSE) THAN ANY of the 37 OTHER EXAMPLES of THIS INDEFENSIBLY LAZY GENRE. THIS ONE DOES STAR OUR 1996 WORST NEW STAR "WINNER" http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=Pamela+Anderson&btnG=Search+Razzies.com&domains=razzies.com&sitesearch=razzies.com - PAMELA ANDERSON (WHICH GIVES IT SOMETHING of a RAZZIE® PEDIGREE) and IT CO-STARS NAKED GUN ALUMNA http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000558/ - LESLIE NIELSEN (WHO HASN'T MADE an ACTUALLY FUNNY MOVIE in at LEAST a DECADE) SO THIS ONE MAY SUPPLANT http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2397&PN=1&TPN=1 - MEET THE SPARTANS as 2008's LAMEST EXAMPLE of THIS KINDA CRAP.

BUT DON'T TAKE OUR WORD for IT -- CHECK OUT WHAT OUR FORUM MEMBERS HAVE to SAY ABOUT IT...

Paxton: "That's the trouble with you superhero types -- You never listen!  I didn't say 'Kiss me,' I said 'If this is another one of those lame-o spoof movies, you can kiss my ASS!!'..."



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Posted By: moat
Date Posted: March 23 2008 at 6:23am

I'm going to go on record and say this won't be as bad as what Friedberg and his partner in crime Seltzer have been vomiting forth lately...

but I still wouldn't get my hopes up about it actually being funny!


 



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Posted By: tomsmobr
Date Posted: March 23 2008 at 3:33pm

I think this movie will do well for one reason: Drake Bell is in it, and he has a pretty good fan base with young girls and fans of "Drake & Josh."

 



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Posted By: Berrynoia
Date Posted: March 24 2008 at 6:00am

I also think it will do well, because it's from "the creators of Scary Movie" (well, at least 3 and 4) and does not involve Aaron and Jason (although it might as well).

Apparently Pam Anderson is their new Carmen Electra...?

 



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: March 24 2008 at 8:36am
I'm lookng forward to this movie....as well as the millions of other spoof movies to come! MWUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: March 24 2008 at 9:34am

This has potential to possibly be a diverting film...

 



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Posted By: dipitlow555
Date Posted: March 25 2008 at 4:30am

Please tell me you're kidding! 

Originally posted by moviewizguy

I'm lookng forward to this movie....as well as the millions of other spoof movies to come! MWUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!




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Posted By: RoadDogXVIII
Date Posted: March 26 2008 at 7:30am

I really hope this movie doesn't get sh*tted on. Like I mentioned, Seltzer and Friedberg are nowhere near this film (I think), and David Zucker is producing it. Besides, he made the last two Scary Movies entertaining. And then there's a list of semi-funny people in it: Regina Hall, Tracy Morgan, and Leslie Nielson. And nowhere do I see a jab at Britney Spears. It might actually be worth a watch...

I HOPE!

 



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Posted By: ITbeast
Date Posted: March 27 2008 at 6:27am

Does anybody but me miss the original Airplane and The Naked Gun Movies? Because every time I see one of these half-a$$ wannabees I miss them all that much more!  

 



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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: March 27 2008 at 6:35am

God, I loved both "Airplane" and "The Naked Gun"!

 



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Posted By: tomsmobr
Date Posted: March 27 2008 at 7:06am

I've always thought "Airplane" was one of Leslie Nielsen's funnier Movies...

 



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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: March 28 2008 at 12:47am

Exactly! This brings us back to another familiar theme in Hollywood...find a good idea, then beat it lifeless with as many remakes and knockoffs as possible....three too many Star Wars films, about 6 too many Police Academy movies...Sylvester Stallone's entire career... 

Originally posted by ITbeast

Does anybody but me miss the original Airplane and The Naked Gun Movies? Because every time I see one of these half-a$$ wannabees I miss them all that much more!  

 



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Posted By: thomsonmg2000
Date Posted: March 28 2008 at 11:29am
I just looked at the RT rating for this movie: 30%. That's not too terrible, seeing how it was not opened for review The rating is actually pretty close to another movie's, 21, which stands at 32%. And 21 looked as though it was supposed to be a good movie!


Posted By: moat
Date Posted: March 28 2008 at 3:33pm

POLICE ACADEMY was kind of an AIRPLANE! wannabe to begin with. Really, I can only think of two films that effectively utilized this comedy style: the aforementioned AIRPLANE! and NAKED GUN. And both of those films spawned inferior sequels.

But even those follow-ups are better than what we're seeing this "genre" reduced to now...


 



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Posted By: Nasty Man
Date Posted: March 29 2008 at 1:47am

As of Saturday morning, the numbers had dropped into Razzie territory: Superhero is now under 25% approval at RT. Here's a http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2607&PN=1 - LINK to the Forum page for reviews..

 

 



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Posted By: tomsmobr
Date Posted: March 29 2008 at 2:12am

It's now at just 23% approval...

 



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: March 29 2008 at 7:14am

back to 30-something %...

 



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: March 29 2008 at 2:01pm
down to 21%....are these posts pointless or what?


Posted By: Movie Man
Date Posted: March 30 2008 at 7:28am

I saw the movie. It was better than average (compared to most of the spoof movies nowadays), but the "parody" of Dr. Stephen Hawking wasn't at all necessary. I was offended at his portrayal, as he was turned into a deviant sex maniac who likes to say the word "sh*t" a lot, whenever confronted with danger. (I should know, I'm a disabled person myself.)


 



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: April 03 2008 at 10:53am

My review:

Rick Riker goes to a field trip and gets bitten by a dragonfly. This soon gives him some powers as a regular superhero, except to fly. Now, he'll use his powers to stop the villain, The Hour Glass, whom takes lives from people by sucking out their remaining years in their lives.

Can anyone make a good, or a decent, spoof film? It's apparent that some of the most recent ones are horrible (The Comebacks and Meet the Spartans). This one actually is better than those two, but that's not saying much. Imagine "Meet the Spartans." Now replace all of the pop culture jokes with fart jokes, toiler humor, some slapstick comedy, and physical comedy. This is "Superhero Movie."

Is that a good thing? Well, sort of, considering it's not as painful if one joke falls flat, compared to some of the jokes in "Meet the Spartans" and "The Comebacks." But the jokes in here aren't funny either. Now I know people may disagree with me on this but I actually laughed louder from the rare jokes in "Meet the Spartans." However, in "Superhero Movie," I tend to chuckle more. So would you rather laugh, with less jokes or chuckle, with more jokes? I don't know.

Calling "Superhero Movie" a spoof is bad. This is not a good spoof film. However, the problem with this movie is that I would've liked the movie more if this had been another superhero comedy, rather than a spoof. Unlike "Meet the Spartans," the plot is a lot better. The characters are lovable. But the jokes are unnecessary.

In the end, this is one of the better spoof movies, but that's not saying much. Most of the jokes fall flat and the jokes that are funny, only makes you chuckle. I'm just seriously disappointed by the efforts made by the ZAZ team. They could've done better. Should you watch this? No. If you want to, wait for it to come out on DVD and rent it. 5/10



Posted By: moat
Date Posted: April 03 2008 at 6:58pm

I would hesitate to call this the ZAZ effort, given there's only one of those three letters actually involved with the film...and even he wasn't responsible for the script or direction. 

Originally posted by moviewizguy

I'm just seriously disappointed by the efforts made by the ZAZ team. They could've done better.




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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: August 11 2008 at 2:05pm
This wasn't half bad. The "Spider-Man" stuff was done well and the "Batman Begins" scene was kinda funny. The "X-Men" and "Fantastic Four" scenes wasn't really funny. I don't think Pam Anderson deserves a Razzie nod. She has less than a minute of screen time. It would be like that time the Emmy's gave Ellen Burstyn a nod for a role with 15 seconds of screen-time. Bonus: we get a lot of good looks at Sara Paxton.

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Posted By: sportsartist24
Date Posted: October 18 2008 at 11:40am
Spoof-off of Superhero Movies, and unlike those other superhero movies, this was NOT a Box-Office blockbuster; hey, wait a minute, there have been other superhero movies that weren't Box Office blockbusters either.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 22 2010 at 2:46pm
I'm definately watchin'this!I didn't at first'cuz I thought it was made by Seltz-berg,but then I saw instead a lot of people from the SCARY MOVIE's.

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: March 22 2010 at 3:12pm
Originally posted by Vits

I'm definately watchin'this!I didn't at first'cuz I thought it was made by Seltz-berg,but then I saw instead a lot of people from the SCARY MOVIE's.
It's not as low brow as Selterberg, but it's just as stupid.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 23 2010 at 8:15am
Yeah?And how is it compared to the SCARY MOVIE's?

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: March 23 2010 at 10:19am
Originally posted by Vits

Yeah?And how is it compared to the SCARY MOVIE's?
I would say not nearly as over the top in terms of gross out humor. If you like all the superhero movies of the past decade, I guess you'll get a chuckle out of it.

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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: March 23 2010 at 3:19pm
I honestly thought story-wise, the film could have been its own original superhero-comedy movie like Hancock. I really liked the story but the jokes were unfunny. Take out all of the pop culture references in the other spoof movies and replace it with toilet humor and you get SM.


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 24 2010 at 4:05pm
What are you talkin'bout? http://www.razzies.com/forum/the-crix-have-picked-and-picked-on-hancock_forum291.html - was a satire,and this was a parody.

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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: March 24 2010 at 4:13pm
Originally posted by Vits

What are you talkin'bout? http://www.razzies.com/forum/the-crix-have-picked-and-picked-on-hancock_forum291.html - - HANCOCK was a satire,and this was a parody.

*sigh* I sometimes wish you weren't a foreigner.


Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: March 24 2010 at 5:06pm
Originally posted by Vits

What are you talkin'bout? http://www.razzies.com/forum/the-crix-have-picked-and-picked-on-hancock_forum291.html - - - HANCOCK was a satire,and this was a parody.
It was trying to be part satire (mocking superhero cliches) and part serious (Hancock is lonely and has drinking problems), but it lacked backstory (what exactly is Hancock and his past) and suffered because of it. It's a prime example of why leaving plot holes to be filled in the sequel is a bad idea.

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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: March 24 2010 at 6:02pm
Originally posted by BurnHollywoodBurn

It was trying to be part satire (mocking superhero cliches) and part serious (Hancock is lonely and has drinking problems), but it lacked backstory (what exactly is Hancock and his past) and suffered because of it. It's a prime example of why leaving plot holes to be filled in the sequel is a bad idea.

I don't get this complaint. Any movie that is a franchise relies on the sequels to explain things, like Harry Potter, LOTR, Star Wars, etc. This is why I didn't complain about Twilight and Jumper being bad because we all know there will be sequels to explain everything.


Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: March 24 2010 at 6:22pm
Originally posted by moviewizguy


I don't get this complaint. Any movie that is a franchise relies on the sequels to explain things, like Harry Potter, LOTR, Star Wars, etc. This is why I didn't complain about Twilight and Jumper being bad because we all know there will be sequels to explain everything.
But that means half the movie is missing. Do you pay for books that have missing pages? No, so why pay for movies with missing scenes that explain plot and characters? When this stuff is missing, the movie is flawed and imcomplete, and having a sequel afterwards is no excuse. It's poor writing, plain and simple.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 25 2010 at 6:45am
The HARRY POTTER and LORD OF THE RINGS movies are based on books.Also,the latter were made back-to-back.STAR WARS 4 did have an original script,but no plot holes.
Originally posted by moviewizguy

Originally posted by Vits

 What are you talkin'bout? http://www.razzies.com/forum/the-crix-have-picked-and-picked-on-hancock_forum291.html - - HANCOCK  was a satire,and this was a parody. 
*sigh* I sometimes wish you weren't a foreigner.
Why?


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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: March 25 2010 at 10:44am
Originally posted by Vits

The HARRY POTTER and LORD OF THE RINGS movies are based on books.Also,the latter were made back-to-back.STAR WARS 4 did have an original script,but no plot holes.
Yeah, when you're copying from books that are in segments, stuff will be left out for later. However, "Star Wars" was meant to be a stand-alone movie (Lucas thought it was going to be an epic failure). It wasn't until the movie became a success that the sequels came to be. But nowadays, Hollywood skips that part and goes straight into three-movie deals in which the first movies are full of plot holes and they aren't sure if it will be a success to begin with ... like a book that has missing pages, it's doesn't make a for a good read.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 25 2010 at 11:44am
They announced they're plannin'a sequel on THE EXPENDABLES.That won't be released until...I don't know.

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: March 25 2010 at 4:23pm
Originally posted by Vits

They announced they're plannin'a sequel on THE EXPENDABLES.That won't be released until...I don't know.

Typical Hollywood. Their movie gets a few postive reviews for test audiences, then they already plan a sequel before a single ticket is sold. And that is why we razz them!


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 10 2011 at 10:57am
I just saw this,I'm so glad a lot of people opened their eyes and stop comparing this team to the Setlzerberg team.Sure,the movie relies a little to much on pop culture references,and they don't leave time between one gag and the next.But overrall is funny enough to make you remember why you liked the SCARY MOVIE's and the Z.A.Z. spoofs,and also why you like superhero movies(irony,right?).
 
I give this 6/10.


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