BMN: Disaster Movie

“We see bad movies so that we can truly appreciate the good ones.”
– Someone who (obviously) thinks we’re doing ourselves a service.

The dumbing of Hollywood continues.It's official – Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer need to be stopped. The parody movie has a time and a place, but these two guys are making a mockery of themselves. As you can see, their highest rated film is "Scary Movie" at 52% (that's not even considered fresh). And now they treat us fans to a 0% film, "Disaster Movie." Zero percent? Surely it can't be that bad, can it? Well according to critics and fans alike, yes.

I was honestly amazed at how bad this movie was. Before I went, I was asked to count how many times I genuinely laughed. Four times was the count. Four. And they were legitimately funny things. But only four in 80 minutes isn't a good sign.

What's really sad is that all of these movies they're making are based on pop culture and nothing more. Actually, they're based on recent movies and some pop culture. Which, in my opinion, is the quickest way to become irrelevant in two months.

I agree completely with Steve Daly in his review of another crappy Friedberg/Seltzer film, "Epic Movie," when he mentions that to parody something, you can't just mimick it. What's the fun in that?

It's sad, when you're either too dumb as writers, or catering way too much to your dumb audiences, that when you "parody" the movie "10,000 B.C.," you say that it's 10,001 B.C. ... which is really a prequel and not a sequel.

But who cares, right? When we can make films for $25 Million and they haul in a quick $12 Million in two weekends, I guess Hollywood isn't complaining.

Sigh. I'm waiting for someone to truly wow me with another "Blazing Saddles" or "Airplane." Who will save us?

+ original post date: September 25, 2008 08:30 AM
+ categories: Bad Movie Night


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