Pathetic Potty Humor
Release Date: March 28, 2008
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 85 minutes
Director: Craig Mazin
Writer: Craig Mazin
Address Comments To:Harry E. Sloan, Chairman/CEO
Clark Woods, President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution
MGM Studios Inc.
(Partially owned by Sony Corporation of America)
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Los Angeles, CA 900067
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SUPERHERO MOVIE mixes the plots for SPIDER-MAN, THE X-MEN, FANTASTIC FOUR, and BATMAN into a smelly concoction resulting in a dragonfly superhero. Orphaned at an early age, Rick Ricker lives with his Aunt Lucille and Uncle Albert. Rick is secretly in love with the girl next door, who’s dating Lance Landers, the rich nephew of businessman Lou Landers. During a school field trip, Rick is accidentally bitten by a genetically enhanced dragonfly. This gives him superpowers.
After advice from mutant benefactor Dr. Xavier, Rick decides to battle crime as The Dragonfly. Meanwhile, Lance’s uncle is transformed into the super-villain Hourglass.
SUPERHERO MOVIE’s storyline serves only as an excuse to film scatological scenes of bathroom humor. Included in the “humor” is a scene with bestiality and one where the hero’s uncle, played by Leslie Nielson, attempts to have sexual relations with a dead woman. In another scene, Neilson, who has starred in a series of similar parodies, comments that “providing cheap internet porn” is one of the traits of a true hero.
Good satire can be hilarious. Good comedy itself is a fine art. Showing a grandmother pass gas for three minutes is not. On rare occasions, something gross done by a baby can cause those present to laugh. If the baby repeats the behavior, it can become disgusting and infuriating. If you continue to laugh at disgusting things, a child may grow up to make movies like SUPERHERO MOVIE.
Don’t bother to go see this trash. Don’t encourage Hollywood to make more movies that should be sent directly to sewage treatment plants.
If you enjoy watching people either go to the bathroom, or rapidly repeat the profane description for going to the bathroom, this movie’s for you. Otherwise avoid it. Good satire can be hilarious. Good comedy is an art. Showing a grandmother pass gas for three minutes is not. Besides bathroom humor and strong foul language, the movie briefly makes fun of the Pope, the Dalai Lama and saying prayers to Jesus before a meal.