"Wizards vs. Aliens" (
"The Aquabats! Super Show!" is, by contrast, full of ironical winking, yet there is nothing superior or dismissive in its re-creation of '70s/'80s/early-90s-style live-action Saturday morning TV. It is both a parody of the thing and the thing itself — an actual Saturday morning kids' show. (I write about the series, and speak with some of the Bats in and behind it, in this Sunday's Calendar section.) In its translation of a rock band that dresses like superheroes into superheroes who are also a rock band, it is something like Pinocchio becoming a real boy, if by "real" we mean something totally made up. Comes with its own integrated cartoons and commercials for fake toys and adolescent lifestyle aids (from a company called Gloopy).