5 minutes of inspection of the poster will probably allow you to predict 90% of the jokes this movie will contain. There's the Hulk, count on a joke about him losing his pants when he transforms and/or a giant penis joke. There's what looks to be Amy Winehouse with Hancock, they will probably have some kind of super cocaine snort/smoke off. There's Alvin and the Chipmunks, get ready for a Richard Gere joke. Etc, etc.
The odd thing about this movie in particular, though, is how it's a "Disaster Movie", yet aside from the tornado in the background there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of disaster movies parodied, rather mostly super hero movies. Perhaps the movie itself will have Towering Inferno/Poseidon Adventure/Day After Tomorrow references, but isn't it interesting that Hollywood's lack of originality, which itself spawns a movie like this, is now negatively affecting even this movie? These days it's super hero movie after super hero movie, and even a crappy parody movie now doesn't have enough disaster movie material to fill a 90 minute parody movie of the same name without throwing in a bunch of superhero stuff. Is that like meta-unoriginality or something? Unoriginality squared?
I also love how half the movies they're parodying likely weren't even released when they were shooting this movie. What is this movie going to have to tell me about Iron Man?
Movie: Hey, guy, remember Iron Man?
Me: Uh, yeah, I saw it like two months ago.
Movie: Remember he had a big suit of armor and could fly around and shoot lasers and stuff?
Me: Yes, again, saw it two months ago, it was fucking awesome.
Movie: Well what if his armor was redone by Pimp My Ride???!!! Like, he's got a hot-tub attached to his butt, or 9 LCD TV's or something, and he can't even fly anymore? Eh????
Me: Dammit, Movie, you made me flip you off so hard I broke my middle finger!
Prediction: In another 5 years these parody movies won't even be movies per se at all. They'll just run the trailers for 10 random movies released in the past 6 months, draw crude mustaches, penises, or fart clouds right onto the celluloid, and lay over a laugh track so the audience knows when it's supposed to be funny. Actually, you give that idea to someone like Robert Smigel that might actually be better than the current movies. I wonder how far we are away from a "Parody Movie" parody?
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