The Return of Captain Invincible

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"What the world needs now is a shining hero!"
  • PG
  • 1983
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 5.6  (952)

The Return of Captain Invincible is a 1983 comedy superhero film directed by Philippe Mora and starring Alan Arkin as the titular character. The movie is a unique combination of superhero parody and musical comedy, which makes it stand out from other films in the genre. The plot of the movie revolves around Captain Invincible, a famous superhero who mysteriously disappeared after World War II. However, when a new threat emerges, the US government calls upon Captain Invincible to save the day once again. But the retired superhero is reluctant to return to action and instead chooses to spend his time drinking and feeling sorry for himself.

When the villainous Mr. Midnight (played by Christopher Lee) threatens to take over the world, Captain Invincible's former boss, Major William Hargraves (played by Bill Hunter), convinces him to return to his crime-fighting ways. With the help of his new sidekick, Patty Patria (played by Kate Fitzpatrick), Captain Invincible sets out to stop Mr. Midnight and save the world.

Throughout the course of the movie, the audience is treated to a series of hilarious and outrageous scenes, including musical numbers and superhero battles. Arkin's portrayal of the disillusioned and alcoholic Captain Invincible is spot-on, and Lee's performance as the evil Mr. Midnight is suitably over-the-top.

One of the most memorable scenes in the movie is the musical number "Name Your Poison," in which Captain Invincible and Patty Patria drink an entire bar's worth of alcohol without getting drunk, thanks to the Captain's invincibility. The song is catchy and fun, and the scene is an excellent demonstration of the Captain's powers.

The Return of Captain Invincible also features a number of clever jabs at the superhero genre, including commentary on the way superheroes are often portrayed as infallible and how their actions can have unintended consequences. For example, Captain Invincible's misguided attempts to stop crime in the past led to the creation of Mr. Midnight, his nemesis.

Overall, The Return of Captain Invincible is an entertaining and fun movie that is perfect for fans of both superhero films and musical comedies. Arkin and Lee's performances are excellent, and the movie's unique blend of genres makes it stand out from other films in the genre. It may not be a classic, but it's definitely worth a watch for anyone looking for a lighthearted and silly superhero film.

The Return of Captain Invincible is a 1983 fantasy movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

The Return of Captain Invincible
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    1 hr 36 min
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    5.6  (952)