It had nothing at all to do with superman.
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Heroes don't come any bigger.
Release Date: August 15, 1997
Studio: Warner Bros.
Director: Kenneth Johnson
Starring: Shaquille O'Neal, Annabeth Gish, Judd Nelson, Richard Roundtree, Irma P. Hall, Ray J, Harvey Silver, Charles Napier, Kerrie Keane
Plot Summary: NBA superstar O'Neal slam-dunks his way onto the silver screen as the titular comic book hero, an erstwhile weapons researcher who applies his military know-how as an armored urban crimefighter (accompanied by Roundtree, who could be a sidekick only to the 7-foot-1 O'Neal). Based on the comics by Louise Simonson and Jon Bogdanove.
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I never saw this movie, and never heard much about it. For those of you who have seen it, how did it relate to the original Superman films, and/or affect the future development of comic-book franchises?
Was it any good? Did it last long in theatres? Was it so bad that it was just forgotten? Was it the "Birds of Prey" of it's time?
-NoOriginally Posted by DisneyBoy
-Birds of Prey was "Smallville" level entertainment compared to this.
This is Shaq we're talking about here. The guy who gave us "Kazaam". The movie is best left forgotten.
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As with about any movie, there was potentialhidden somewhere here- you'd just have to dig really deep to find it. The main problem was the acting, I like Shaq, he just can't act. Oh, and Judd Nelson was equally bad as well. IF the movie was set in Metropolis, there was a cameo by Supes somewhere, even in a newspaper picture or something, and Steel was going up against the likes or Intergang or something (and Shaq got acting lessons), there's a slight chance that the base idea of this movie could work.... but the actors shouldn't take all the blame. This movie came from the same studio that's giving us a dominatrix Catwoman, so who's really to blame?...
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