Well we knew it was bound to happen eventually. Introducing the latest in a long line of bad spoof films including Scary Movie, Not Another Teen Movie, Date Movie and Epic Movie, get ready for Superhero Movie! We had been hearing about this movie for a while, although it was previously titled Superhero!, and David Zucker (The Naked Gun, Scary Movie 3 and 4) was supposed to direct. Now it looks like he’s just on board as a producer and Craig Mazin is in the director’s chair.
Normally I wouldn’t give this movie a second glance since Mazin wrote Scary Movie 3 and 4, but the one decent thing on his resume is the James Gunn-written superhero comedy The Specials. Unfortunately, looking at the trailer for Superhero Movie, it appears to be a direct scene by scene parody of Spider-Man. Drake Bell stars as Rick Riker who gets bitten by a radioactive dragonfly and finds he has superpowers. LAME. The Specials isn’t the most brilliant movie in the world, but I’m guessing it’s a masterpiece compared to what this will be. I suggest forgetting you ever saw this trailer and go track down The Specials instead. Superhero Movie supposedly hits theatres on March 28th.