Not by Seltzer and Friedberg
, it's actually from Craig Mazin and David Zucker, the creative team behind Scary Movie 3
. While Superhero Movie
still relies on some of their gags, it can still be considered as good a quality movie as the Scary Movie
Being a parody of the Spider-Man Trilogy
films, it uses the basic premise. Kid isn't popular, goes on field trip to science-y place, gets bitten by a bug, gets superpowers. Meanwhile, the kid's crush's boyfriend's uncle's company is working on an untested device that can cure anything and tries it on himself to heal his terminal illness, which is due to kill him in one hour. It explodes, and gives him some nifty powers that allow him to suck the life out of people, starting with the board of directors who were observing his demonstration.
- Lampshaded by an irritated eye-roll from the Hourglass immediately afterward.