Viewing: Unknown. More than 2, less than 6.
Director: Kinka Usher (his only movie)
This movie was unnecessary, but it had a lot of fun bits. It just came out totally without context, and would make way more sense in a world with 20 superhero shows on and 5 or so mega superhero movies per year.
It's adapted from a comic, which would have made a ton of sense in a comic shop in the late 1980's - 1990's. After all, people in a comic shoppe have enough of a feel for comics to understand satire over the camp of the 1960's. And it's kind of not a surprise that in a decade that saw 3 Batman movies and not much else, the idea of Too Many Superheroes and Wannabe Superheroes didn't exactly land.
I read something that said "the film is too self-aware" and that, I think, is a big problem with it. Everyone feels sort of like they're both aware of superhero movies, and camp superheroes, and they're doing a very long sketch about superheroes where they're kind of looking at the audience going "see? see what I did there?"