A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Reminds that one must not lose sight of goals and high standards; warns that flirting with fame and fortune might change the best part of you. Shows that "sometimes you have to lose before you realize how much you have." Promotes teamwork and loyalty.
Positive Role Models
The two heroines learn hard lessons about friendship and integrity. They are hardworking, self-confident, and brave. Comic stereotypes include flashy show business sexists, nerdy scientists, superfans, and mean girls. Some ethnic diversity.
Violence & Scariness
Exaggerated comic book violence includes fistfights, gun fights, fire, a bloody dismembered arm, rapid-fire gunshots, kidnapping, armed robberies, explosions. A man is killed by a weapon that creates a giant hole in his midsection.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual insinuations: leering men, suggestive double entendres, references to breasts and possible sexual hookups. Women wear small bikinis.
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Frequent profanity and potty humor: "f--k," "s--t," "ass," "goddamn," "boners," "crap," "take a dump." A man conducts business on the phone while sitting on a toilet with his pants around his ankles; another fellow stands at a urinal. Burp and fart jokes. Someone delivers a "middle-finger salute."
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Products & Purchases
Uber. A few products are identifiable in a convenience mart.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some social drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Electra Woman & Dyna Girl is an updated version of Sid and Marty Krofft's 1976 short-lived, live-action television series with popular internet stars now playing the two heroines. This movie, initially produced as an eight-episode web series airing in April 2016, is now being released on DVD. Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart, each of whom has internet fan bases in the millions, play eager but superpower-less superheroes who take on the criminals in their midst. There are numerous meant-to-be-laughable action sequences, including one in which a masked bandit's arm is cut off, with plenty of phony blood and gore. Weapons include pistols, high-powered automatics, and sharp objects; fistfights are plentiful, and one is long and comically intense. Mild sexual innuendo is integral to the movie's humor, as is profanity including "f--k," "s--t," "goddamn," "boobs," "butt," "boners," and "ass." Potty humor -- one character spends an entire phone conversation on the toilet with his pants around his ankles -- and insults are frequent, as well. It's all meant to parody both the superhero genre and the Hollywood marketplace that loves to sell it. None of it is meant to be taken seriously, but the salty language and sometimes gory action make it unsuitable for younger kids. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Web personalities who are very popular with teens come to DVD, bringing in-your-face comic mayhem, profanity, and some laughs. Counting on their loyal fans, Helbig and Hart have great fun delivering tongue-in-cheek performances in a slapdash production. It's all so amateurish and low-budget that, upon occasion, characters actually stand in front of a curtain to deliver their lines. The two likable leads give it their all, and they're surrounded by an avalanche of one-dimensional, intentionally over-the-top performances that could only be called silly. You can count on a smattering of witty jokes and a few funny sight gags, and the film team makes an effort to give it some emotional heart, even though it's obvious and ham-handed. With so much profanity and gory comic violence, it's not a movie for kids, despite its Sid and Marty Krofft origins and its superhero title.
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