Monday, April 28, 2014

Super Capers (2008)

Number Rolled: 3
Movie Name/Year: Super Capers (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 93 minutes
Rating: PG
Director: Ray Griggs
Writer: Ray Griggs
Actors: Justin Whalin, Michael Rooker, Ryan McPartlin, Sam Lloyd, Danielle Harris, Ray Griggs, Doug Jones, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Jon Polito, Christine Lakin, Oliver Muirhead, Tommy Lister, Clint Howard, Adam West, June Lockhart, Taylor Negron, Tom Sizemore, Pancho Moler, Bobby Jones, Chris Owen, Pat Crawford Brown, Beverly Long, Eva Marcille, Gary Sievers

Ed Gruberman is a wannabe superhero who gets in trouble for trying to live up to his costume. The judge sentences him to a fine and to train with a team of superheroes. Ed is thrilled with the turn of events and gets to begin his new life as Gruber-man.

I really, really, really wanted to adore this movie. It almost had the charm of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog, but it just misses the mark by an inch. It starts as amusing low-budget superhero high jinks and slowly, over the course of the first half hour, become a nearly unbearable regurgitation of every geek and semi-geek movie that has ever existed.

The parts that emulated Star Wars were particularly out of place and painful to watch. That’s coming from someone who loved Spaceballs.

Super Capers wasn’t all bad. It was cool to see Michael Rooker in this kind of comedy, and the cameo of Adam West was pretty funny. I also kind of liked the main character. I think if a different storyline and better jokes surrounded him, the movie would have been much better.

If you’re in the mood for constant mediocre references with no new material and a mildly amusing cast of characters, Super Capers is definitely for you.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 0% (Not none, there are reviews for it, it legitimately has a 0%)
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 13%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 2.3/5
Trust-the-Dice Score2/5

P.S. The full title is Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion, but it’s listed on Netflix as simply Super Capers.

P.S.x2. Not only is there a scene after the credits, but the credits themselves are the absolute funniest and most worth watching for any movie I’ve ever seen. There’s even a recipe hidden within them! If you don’t want to watch the rest of the movie, that’s fine. Watch the credits.

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