Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)

IMDb plot summary: In WWII, Captain Invincible used his superpowers against the Nazis, and he was a hero. But when they accused him of supporting the communists, he retired to Australia. Now, after a US super secret super weapon is stolen, he's asked to come back, to help. Unfortunately, he's an alcoholic now... -- parody of superhero comic strips.
Directed by Philippe Mora. Starring Alan Arkin, Christopher Lee, and Kate Fitzpatrick.

This movie is absolutely ridiculous, but it's also a lot of fun. The musical numbers were definitely the highlight for me, as they managed to hit JUST the right note between deadpan camp and self-aware camera winking. In between the songs, the movie is just a LITTLE too aware of itself as a parody, and I often found myself rolling my eyes instead of laughing, but I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes silly superhero movies or goofy musicals.

3.5 stars.

Flickchart: #650 out of 2203, below Godzilla (2014) and above Signs.

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