The spoof flick Superhero Movie relies on so much forced comic violence that you watch the picture wincing. Whenever a character appears on the screen, you cringe in anticipation of the punch, kick or impaling that awaits. For some reason all of the recent spoof films focus less on their supposed targets than on comedy appealing to the lowest common denominator: the aforementioned violence, insult humor and endless bathroom gags. Drake Bell stars as a Spider-Man knockoff named Dragonfly, while other roles are filled by the likes of Leslie Nielsen, Christopher McDonald and Pamela Anderson. As the Invisible Woman, Anderson appears for about 15 seconds – and most of that time you can’t see her.
That should serve as further evidence of the limited imaginations of the filmmakers. After all, if Pamela Anderson is invisible she’s pretty much completely useless.