“We see bad movies so that we can truly appreciate the good ones.”
– Someone who (obviously) thinks we’re doing ourselves a service.
Conservatives are funny, right? It's not that we don't laugh at their hysterical political ways all the time. So in that vein, it made perfect sense for Hollywood to make a satire about conservatives. Even better, it has David Zucker at the helm – anyone remember "Airplane" or "The Naked Gun?" Yeah, this movie should be a killer.
Wait, what? It's not a satire ABOUT conservatives? It's a conservative-made satire about LIBERALS!?! You mean, there ARE Republicans in Hollywood?
Maybe that's why this movie sucked.
Like, really bad.
"An American Carol" was the movie we saw nearly a month ago, and it's the movie I've been dreading to remember. Somehow ranked a paltry 14% at RottenTomatoes, "An American Carol" is a parody/satire about Michael Moore and all those damned liberals out there ruining the country. But, like any open-minded moviegoer, I figured that Zucker deserved a shot at winning me over. Hell, the man did "Top Secret," this couldn't be that bad, could it?
Well, it started off well. With a little sketch about terrorists running suicide bike-bombing missions down a hill. The problem was that when the leader called for Muhammad, about 30 dudes would poke their head around a corner and say, "yes?" That's comedy all of us patriotic Americans can rally behind. Because they're all named Muhammad, get it?
From there, the movie faltered. Big time. As in I nearly fell asleep several times and kept thinking that the movie "should've been over by now." That's not a fun spot to be in.
Zucker, it's time to get back to being awesome. Maybe talk to Mel Brooks, he should be able to inspire you.
+ original post date: November 19, 2008 08:24 AM
+ categories: Bad Movie Night