BMN: An American Carol

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

An American Carol sucked. 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


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