Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, J.J. Abrams and other stars created a hilarious short film to celebrate Jimmy Kimmel’s 50th birthday. The amusing gift was The Terrific Ten, a comic book that Kimmel drew when he was nine year’s old.
The story is full of made-up heroes like “Color Kid.” “Color Kid was the best because he had all the powers of the rainbow, which are really none,” Kimmel joked. “The characters really spoke to me, and they demanded to be brought to life,” Abrams said. “I took this exact book [as a script]; I didn’t change a word.”
The Terrible Ten includes Affleck, Zach Galifianakis, Shaquille O’Neal, Will Arnett, Jon Hamm, Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston. Damon shows up as their the evil, melodramatic nemesis, Dr. Bolt, it shows just how successful and loved Jimmy Kimmel has become in Hollywood.
The segment also demonstrates how easy it is to poke fun at the grandiose dialogue and self-important approach of many superhero movies. In contrast, The Terrible Ten and Damon spend so much time complaining about their lack of powers and embarrassing outfits that they forget to fight each other.
After Abrams and Affleck debuted their project, Kimmel called it “the best gift I ever got.” Affleck’s other superhero movie, Justice League, opens on Friday.