In general, covering the world of film is much like being a politician in this country — no matter what you say, there will always be people who think you are an asshole. As well, with every statement about a film you are always questioned, never able to bring 100% of people together on any one issue. However unlike politics, our world does have its one great equalizer: the filmography of spoof movie makers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. Their films have been an amazing unifying force in entertainment in that we can all agree that everything from Date Movie to Epic Movie to Meet the Spartans has been sloppy, unintelligent trash disguised as irreverence. Not to sound like an elitist, but these guys make The Love Guru look like Ghandi – and oddly enough, those movies both shared the presence of Sir Ben Kingsley.
With their next film Disaster Movie, Friedberg and Seltzer have decided to take every ounce of feedback they’ve gotten on their past films and continue to do the opposite. Though critics have drowned them in a sea of negativity, calling out the incoherence of their films — which includes for example, the Paris Hilton and Stomp the Yard scenes withing a sword-and-sandals parody. In fact, Disaster Movie appears to be a spoof on films such as The Day After Tomorrow and An Inconvenient Truth, but you wouldn’t know that from the trailer below, as all we see are a smattering of clips that involve Iron Man, Hancock, The Incredible Hulk, Hannah Montana and the princess from Enchanted. In this instance, should we decide to play a game of “Which One of These Things Doesn’t Belong”, the answer would be easy: Friedberg and Seltzer.
Should you desire to push yourself further into depression about the state of American culture, I would suggest the following clip for your viewing… um, pleasure:
And just when we’d thought we’d had enough of this film today, the studio was kind enough to send over the fourth in a line of posters for the film. It to, does nothing to explain what the hell is going on in the movie. Although, we have an idea that the filmmakers probably haven’t figured it out yet, either. Disaster Movie creeps into theaters on August 29, 2008.
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