There was even a line of action figures that were released:
Watch the trailer - you can't say that DC hasn't tried to shake things up in the past.
They tried, people. They have tried. You don't see Marvel stepping out of the box and doing these kinds of ballsy moves. Espescially heroes trying to make a long tired MC Hammer catchphrase work.
As a disclaimer, it should be noted this movie is criminally not available on Netflix Streaming. So I had to YouTube this experience. Your move, Netflix.
Here's your synopsis.
|Nothing ever bad's going to happen to us, right?|
|"So we do a sequel to the Breakfast Club, except its at lunchtime."|
There's a weapons testing incident that goes wrong (spoiler: its Bender's fault) which leaves Shaq's best female friend in a wheelchair and Shaq with an axe to grind.
Judd Hirsch is impressed.
|"So I was watching Iron Man in the waiting room and I got an idea..."|
They team up and automatically become a lower budget Batman and Oracle, somewhere in Los Angeles.
Like a low budget Batman, they create what is likely the world's worst superhero outfit.
Since you don't let things like this just go wasted, they hit the town and break up a a mugging, where some criminals are using Judd Hirsch's designs. Before he can make the connection that he's not only a low rent Batman, but a lower rent Iron Man, Shaq goes to jail. Because...miscommunication. I think.
Shaq's still in prison though. Since he is a superhero in the sense that he depends on others and unbelievable amounts of coincidence, he breaks out and goes looking for our villain and a really big stupid final battle.
Its like Robocop but the machines are better actors (Heeeeeeyyyyoooo....)
He's 7'1" walking around the dark streets of L.A. with a giant hammer. Chances are, he doesn't really need a suit to be intimidating.
This might not have happened if he had a big awkward heavy suit making movement harder than it should be.
After all, Batman never had a outdoor barbeque thrown in his honor. So points for Shaq.