Saturday, September 19, 2015

just trying to do my job

Watching Scary Movie to get the whole spoof genre out of the way. (And, to prove correct, Roger Ebert's notion that you just can't review these kind of movies properly.) Leave Zucker Abrahams Zucker behind, insert the Wayans, who enjoy a bit more crude humor, with some homophobia and violence against women thrown in.

"Run, bitch, run!" "Oh my God, we hit a boot!" About the only bits that made me laugh so far, coming up on the 20-minute mark.


I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Rick Ducommun (Gus from Groundhog Day) has a small part in this--Cindy's father.

Buffy Gilmore's (Shannon Elizabeth) death scene is pretty good.

"Please don't. I'm just a day player." Funny.

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I think the problem with spoof films as time goes on is that jokes take the place of character... or maybe it's just personal nostalgia. I've seen Airplane! so many times over the years, I think my expectation of the punchlines is funnier than the punchlines themselves. Same with Top Secret!. The thing is, I'm not sure I can look at them objectively enough to know for sure.

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