Captain Invincible was a superhero who nigh on won WorldWarTwo 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 starring Alan Arkin and Creator/ChristopherLee.

!!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 [[ song]] to showcase 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 evil 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: [[ The "Bullshit" song.]] Very simple lyrics.
* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: Certain high ranking officials automatically blame Russia for Mr Midnight's actions.
* {{Deconstruction}}: of superheroes.
* {{Eldritch Abomination}}/{{Humanoid Abomination}}: Possibly Mr. Evil Midnight, going by the song sharing his name.
** Another interpretation is that he's {{Satan}}.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Why yes !!
* ForgotTheCall: With the help of an ungodly amount of strong liquor.
* HesBack: Of course.
* HurricaneOfPuns: "Name Your Poison", again. A veritable bar(rage) of cocktail puns.
* IncrediblyLamePun: 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/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.
* TheXOfY