Freakazoid (1995 IMDb)

Categorization

Crazed metaleptic superhero comedy from an age when knowing anything about the Internet, as the writers did not, marked you as a “nerd computer ace”. Steven Spielberg is toted as patron celebrity (“executive producer”).

Subject

A plain teenager gains a superhero alter ego as a result of a processor glitch. One of his powers is supposedly all of the information on the Internet, which may explain his insight into the minutiae of the superhero tradition, but not his ability to talk to the narrator.

Commentary

Suffocates under the pressure of balancing superficial parody for a teenage audience with traditional soft superheroics for the kids mistakenly believed to constitute the bulk of the audience. Some jokes are very nice though.

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