Super is as super does. Finally, the guys behind the outrageously silly Scary Movie franchise have used their own ‘special powers’ to spoof superhero movies. After being bitten by a genetically altered dragonfly, high school loser Rick Riker develop superhuman abilities like incredible strength and armored skin. Rick decides to use his new powers for good and becomes a costumed crime fighter known as “The Dragonfly”. However, standing in the way of his destiny is the villainous Lou Landers. After an experiment gone wrong, Lou develops the power to steal a person’s life force and in a dastardly quest for immortality becomes the super-villain, “The Hourglass.” With unimaginable strength, unbelievable speed and deeply uncomfortable tights, will the Dragonfly be able to stop the sands of The Hourglass and save the world? More importantly, will we stop laughing long enough to notice?
The only thing that can save “Superhero Movie” is a superhero–but you won’t find one in this movie. You won’t find any laughs either. The sad fact is that the trailer is ten times funnier than the movie. How can that be? It’s easier to watch a few minutes than an hour-and-a-half, especially when there is only a few minutes of laughs total. The rest is painful filler. The only thing worth writing about is Tracy Morgan–only because he’s always funny irregardless of the crap that surrounds him. If you are down with fart and ball jokes then by all means rush out and buy yourself a ticket. But if you are looking for laughs you won’t find it here. Then again the teens leaving the theater talking about the movie as if they just saw “Animal House” might prove me wrong.