Max Landis is a screenwriter, director and son of director Creator/JohnLandis. His best known works are the films ''Film/{{Chronicle}}'' and ''Film/AmericanUltra''.

He has also made a bunch of short films and videos including the well known "educational parody film" ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PlwDbSYicM The Death and Return of Superman]]'' in which he recounts Franchise/{{Superman}}'s [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman infamous death and return]] with the help of Creator/ElijahWood, Music/MandyMoore, Creator/SimonPegg, Creator/JennetteMcCurdy, Creator/RonHoward, Creator/LizGillies and several others.

[[http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=94887 He is currently working on Fox "superhero" show]] called ''Vigilant'' in which he claims "Calling Vigilant a superhero show is like saying Series/{{Luther}} [[XMeetsY was inspired by]] ComicBook/JudgeDredd".

!!Tropes applying to Max:

* {{Adorkable}}: Oh '''yes'''.
* AffectionateParody: His ''[[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman The Death and Return of Superman]]'' and ''Wrestling Isn't Wrestling'' somewhat-mostly-accurate educational parody films.
* AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder: Had half a dozen different projects in production in the years after ''Chronicle''.
* BigNameFan: Of the WebVideo/ScreenJunkies' movie debate show, ''WebVideo/MovieFights''. He was actually featured as one of the gladiators in Episode 47.
* CrossCastRole:
** ''The Death and Return of Superman'' features Whitney Moore, Jennifer Newman, and Jezlan Moyet as Batman, Robin, and Nightwing, respectively.
** ''Wrestling Isn't Wrestling'' retells the first 20 years of Wrestling/TripleH's Wrestling/{{WWE}} career with a predominantly-female cast, headed by Chloe Dykstra as Triple H. Male wrestlers like Triple H, Shawn Michaels and the Undertaker are played by women, and the only featured female wrestler, Chyna, is played by a man (Sam Witwer). All other parts are played by their sex.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeconstructorFleet: Deconstructed the entire concept of the SuperHeroOrigin story with ''Chronicle'', showing the kind of dangers emotionally volatile teenagers gaining superpowers could cause.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Fox told him to rewrite his script for ''Chronicle 2'' as [[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/10/10/why-fox-dont-like-the-script-for-chronicle-2/ it wasn't enough of a retread of the first movie]].
* GenerationXerox: Like [[Creator/JohnLandis his father]], he seems to have found his niche making quirky genre films.
* HeyItsThatGuy: ''Death And Return of Superman'' and ''Wrestling Isn't Wrestling'' are absolute gold-mines for this. Aside from the ones mentioned above, the former alone also has [[Series/{{Victorious}} Matt Bennett]], Creator/YuriLowenthal, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taliesin_Jaffe Taliesin Jaffe]] and Creator/MatthewMercer.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's... frequently not very well-liked by people who have met him. He's ''especially'' not well-liked within the film industry, and there have been (very vague) reports of him sexually harassing women.
* JewishAndNerdy
* {{Keet}}: Is unbelievably enthusiastic about ''everything'' he talks about.
* MemeticMutation: [[http://memegenerator.net/instance/15464226?urlName=Facebook-Max&browsingOrder=Popular&browsingTimeSpan=AllTime Facebook Max]]
* OneOfUs:
** Has been a reader of comics for years, and produced the ''[[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman The Death and Return of Superman]]'' [[AffectionateParody somewhat-mostly-accurate educational parody film]]. He is also at the very least aware of Wiki/TVTropes, as can be seen by his comment [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?src_vid=xwtdMzQtG9s&annotation_id=annotation_945638&feature=iv&v=cH2jsabYulI here]]. He's also written the Spiderman fanfic Fanfic/TheShockerLegit.
** [[https://twitter.com/Uptomyknees/status/397576150764904448 He also knows this page exists.]] Hi Max!
** His love of wrestling really shows in some podcasts and videos he made about the subject, such as ''Wrestling Isn't Wrestling''.
** He's also a fan of Wiki/SCPFoundation, and actually [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2137 wrote an SCP]].
* ProudToBeAGeek