Captain Invincible was a superhero who won UsefulNotes/WorldWarII single-handed. After the war he was tried for numerous offenses including supporting Communism (by fighting the Nazis...), impersonating a captain and showing his underpants. He walked out of his trial and vanished.

Years later when his evil arch-enemy Mr. Midnight once again menaces the world (or at least New York) with a dastardly scheme he is discovered living in a squat in Australia. Now a disillusioned alcoholic, can Captain Invincible regain control of his long-unused and erratic superpowers in time to stop this fiend and make the world safe again?

A musical B-movie comedy from 1983, starring Creator/AlanArkin and Creator/ChristopherLee. Unrelated to the eighties British superhero-parody newspaper comic strip ''Captain Invincible'', and definitely not to be confused with the superhero comic ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}''.

!!This film provides examples of:

* AffectionateParody: Of quite a number of superhero tropes.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Supporting Communism, Impersonating a military officer and Showing your underpants.
* TheAlcoholic
** Mr. Midnight even gets a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcRSwo9bGHQ song]] to showcase and exploit Captain Invincible's weakness for alcohol, reducing him to tears in the process.
* CardCarryingVillain: Why, Mr. Evil Midnight, who embraces his status as a monster...and even has a song about how long evil has existed. "Long before the sands of time, there was evil doing well...Long before the birth of crime! There was evil '''building Hell!'''
* ClusterFBomb: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz2dr7bQ7KI The "Bullshit" song.]] Very simple lyrics.
* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: Certain high ranking officials automatically blame Russia for Mr Midnight's actions.
* {{Deconstruction}} & {{Reconstruction}} of Super-Heroes.
* {{Eldritch Abomination}}/{{Humanoid Abomination}}: Possibly Mr. Evil Midnight, going by the song sharing his name.
** He may actually be {{Satan}}.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Why yes !!
* FanDisservice: The three martini-shaking women in "Name your Poison." Superficially attractive, but their movements and actions make them seem to fall into the UncannyValley.
* ForgotTheCall: With the help of an ungodly amount of strong liquor. In fact, Mr Evil Midnight's plan for defeating Captain Invincible again is to tempt him back into forgetting the call with the draw of various kinds of alcohol.
* HesBack: Of course.
* HurricaneOfPuns: "Name Your Poison", again. A veritable bar(rage) of cocktail puns.
* IncrediblyLamePun: A specialty of Captain Invincible.
** Captain Invincible is in a deli, trying to take down some human thugs in a nonlethal way, for questioning, by hurling pie after pie at them with superspeed. Eventually he hasn't got another pie to throw at them, so what does he throw instead? A pi. As in, a large sign in the shape of the numerical symbol known as "pi".
** What does Captain Invincible say after surviving a snake pit, alligator pit and even a giant [[VisualPun peach pit]]? "Well, that was really the pits!"
* InsultBackfire:
--> '''Captain Invincible:''' Fine talk from a sociopath paranoid schizophrenic with delusions of grandeur!
--> '''Mr. Midnight:''' ''(smiles and bows)'' Thank you!
* KickTheDog: Mister Midnight provides a wonderfully pure example, as after reducing the Captain to a helpless wretch by tempting him with a truly ''beautiful'' bar, he hands him...a can of Sterno.
* LargeHam
** Creator/AlanArkin is both figuratively and ''literally'' chewing the scenery. Captain Invincible is trying to get sober, but he catches sight of several full bottles of booze that start an intense craving. He writhes around, suffering flashbacks, and actually bites a chunk out of the kitchen counter.
** Creator/ChristopherLee is having a great time in this film, but he turns it up a notch even past that during his VillainSong.
* LarynxDissonance: Christopher Lee briefly appears as a woman as part of a hallucination. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny His voice doesn't change.]]
* MusicForCourage: Just when the good Captain is down on the ground and looks all ready to crawl back into the bottle, his old wrist radio crackles to life and after a short announcement starts to play "God Bless America". [[spoiler:[[CurbStompBattle Epic beatdown on the archvillain in 3...2...1....]]]]
* TheNudifier: Captain Invincible isn't as skilled with his magnetic powers anymore. Metal fasteners are a bad idea.
* OldSuperhero
* SelectiveMagnetism
* ShouldersOfDoom: Smaller than most but still undeniably part of the Captain's outfit.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The film travels along the sliding scale.
* StuffBlowingUp: When the woman who discovered him bends over, Captain Invincible's magnetic powers inadvertently make household appliances explode.
* UnderwearOfPower: He's prosecuted for them.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: See StuffBlowingUp above.
* VillainSong / TheVillainSucksSong: "Evil Midnight" manages to be both of these tropes at once.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Watching this, one has to wonder how many recovering alcoholics are covered by this trope.
** As a [[IncrediblyLamePun bonus]]: Captain Invincible's WeakSauceWeakness is that he is ''weak'' for the ''sauce''.
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