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Super Capers

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Superhero comedy is age appropriate but only so-so.

Movie PG 2009 98 minutes
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Unfortunately, the animated opening credits are the most entertaining part of this clunky action comedy. It aims for winking, knowing humor but comes off cheesy. The script's nonsensical, even for a spoof. Not that it's clear that the movie is meant to be a spoof. Whalin is so earnest that he's off-putting, and the same goes for nearly the rest of the cast, except for Lloyd, who somehow manages to keep himself above all the inanity.

Two good things about SUPER CAPERS: First, its references to sci-fi/adventure classics like Back to the Future (the van has a Flux Capacitor), Terminator (one robot speaks like Ah-nuld), Return of the Jedi (the costumes, some of the dialogue), and Batman (Adam West makes an appearance as an ex-superhero named Man Bat who now drives a Batmobile-like cab). And, second, the end credit sequence, which features the theme song to The Greatest American Hero, which is arguably one of the funniest and quirkiest superhero shows of all time. Unfortunately, Super Capers isn't in the same league.

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