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Super Capers (2008/Teen Superhero Spoof/Lionsgate DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Feature: D



In a bad one-joke 94-minutes exercise in not being funny about anything, Ray Griggs’ Super Capers (2008) is about a young teen (Justin Whalin) who is trying to establish his heroic credentials to no avail.  Despite appearances by Adam West, Michael Rooker, Jon Polito, Tom Sizemore, June Lockhart and Clint Howard, nothing here works and it never goes anywhere.


Odder still, it is more about sending up0 the genre from the 1960s which poses many problems, like who in a young age group would get this?  Add the fact that West’s Batman series is in limbo (save the 1966 feature on Blu-ray (reviewed elsewhere on this site) and DVD) really freezes out the last generation or so.  But even if you could see all three seasons of that show, it still would not help this pointless mess that Anchor Bay is issuing as Warner issues the unfortunate feature version of Watchmen as an alternative for younger audiences.  They’d be better off watching the DC Animated releases.


The anamorphically enhanced 2.35 X 1 image is color consistent throughout, but Video Black is weak as is detail, while the Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is underwhelming, without consistency and dialogue is a bit challenging to hear at times.  Extras include storyboard, digital comic book, deleted scenes, commercials and director audio commentary.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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