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      Super Capers

      PG Released Mar 20, 2009 1 hr. 38 min. Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy Sci-Fi List
      6% 18 Reviews Tomatometer 14% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Though he has no powers of his own, Ed Gruberman (Justin Whalin) works as a part-time superhero impersonator and idolizes the Dark Winged Vesper (Michael Rooker). After he helps trounce a mugger, Ed joins a team of misfit superheroes-in-training, but his dreams are dashed when they become suspects in a gold heist. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Nov 01 Buy Now

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      Audience Member First from what I know about the director, this is probably the best work he's done. But with that said, that doesn't mean this movie is great. I don't think it's terrible, maybe not even bad. The premise is fun, and it's got some really talented actors involved like Danielle Harris, Adam West, Doug Jones, Christine Lakin, and Tommy Lister Jr. Most of the actors in this movie do their best to work with the cheesy material, especially Lakin as Red, who honestly is a scene-stealer. The outfit for the villain Cretan looks pretty decent, and honestly most of the outfits look good. And they managed to get some use out of the 1960's Batmobile by turning it into an "air-conditioned taxi". The jokes are... a different story. I know that they're supposed to be bad, but most of them ARE just bad. Not even ironically good. Some are! The stuff with Will Powers and his burgeoning midlife crisis could be funny, as could Felicia Freeze's total frustration with the group. And when the one member of the team killed himself by accident, that was so surprising that it was funny. The sound effects are hit-or-miss. They went kind of berserk with cartoon sound effects and managed to use them on almost every character by the end. If you like kooky sound effects you'll enjoy this aspect, but if not... you're gonna be really angry lol. Tweety birds when people are knocked on the head (Ed and Cretan), whistles when people move really quickly (Felicia, Will), the famous car horn AWOOGA sound when Red grabs Ed's junk... it's quite a bit. And some of the actors, like Lakin as Red and Justin Whalin as Ed, really run with it and try to make it work with their slapstick (in Whalin's case) or their seductive scenes (Lakin). The main issue with the movie for me, is how they try to twist it into some evangelical message, which is ludicrous. If they had played it off that Ed praying and Cretan getting knocked out was coincidental, and that he really didn't have powers, that would not only be less heavy-handed, not only be more funny, but would also send a more powerful message, that even if someone doesn't have powers they can be a hero. Idk it was just strange. Just stick to the premise of a parody of superhero movies with this cast, that alone is a golden idea. You don't need to try and cram religion into it. But anyway, I guess I'd say the scenes with Red are worth watching, the scenes with Felicia Freeze are worth watching, the scenes with Will Powers are worth watching... and that's pretty much it. Better than Zoom, but nowhere near Sky High. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm my favorite part of Justin whalin actor in super capers Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Everything in this movie is wrong and outdated jokes! :-\ Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Super Capers begins as a campy tribute to comic book heroes and their 1960s and '70s TV incarnations, but quickly descends into an ineptly paced, toothless lampoon of sci-fi and fantasy films. the trailer is better than the movie-what does that say? Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Not funny enough to make up for how bad it is. At least it was short. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member This might be the most disappointing movie I've ever seen. I was very very very excited to see it. I love superheroes and I love the cast. But this film was simply terrible. It was beyond cheesy and just terribly written all around. How Ray Griggs got the people he did to agree to be in it, I'll never know. I wish this film had had a heart... And a brain... And really a full body transplant altogether. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times Super Capers begins as a campy tribute to comic book heroes and their 1960s and '70s TV incarnations, but quickly descends into an ineptly paced, toothless lampoon of sci-fi and fantasy films. Rated: 1.5/5 Mar 20, 2009 Full Review Kyle Smith New York Post Featuring the production values of a commercial for a local used-car dealership in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Super Capers is a pathetic grab bag of spoofs. Rated: 0/4 Mar 20, 2009 Full Review Lael Loewenstein Variety A bizarrely misguided attempt to revive -- and spoof -- the classic B-movie, Super Capers is the kind of experience that makes you want your 93 minutes back. Mar 20, 2009 Full Review Debbie Lynn Elias Behind The Lens Recognizable actors. Recognizable and connectable heroes and villains. Good versus evil. Adept versus inept. There is something for everyone. Nov 15, 2019 Full Review Dan Lybarger eFilmCritic.com Slower than a glacier at the South Pole. More powerful than the strongest insomnia cure. Able to empty theaters with a single frame. It's a turkey! It's a Hindenburg! It's Super Capers! Rated: 0/5 May 1, 2009 Full Review Frank Ochieng Movie Eye [A] woefully toothless send-up of superhero silliness. Indeed, Super Capers is in need of its own creative rescuing. Rated: 1.5/4 Apr 16, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Though he has no powers of his own, Ed Gruberman (Justin Whalin) works as a part-time superhero impersonator and idolizes the Dark Winged Vesper (Michael Rooker). After he helps trounce a mugger, Ed joins a team of misfit superheroes-in-training, but his dreams are dashed when they become suspects in a gold heist.
      Director
      Ray Griggs
      Executive Producer
      Michael Kim Binder
      Screenwriter
      Ray Griggs
      Distributor
      Roadside Attractions
      Production Co
      RG Entertainment Ltd.
      Rating
      PG (Brief Smoking|Rude Humor|Mild Language)
      Genre
      Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 20, 2009, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 1, 2010
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $31.0K
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