Somehow the news that spoof-teurs Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg are churning out yet another piece of their trademark low-hanging fruit with a Fast and Furious send-up called Superfast had so far eluded me, at least until THR posted a casting notice about the film’s newly-minted leads. Friedberg and Seltzer’s brand of parody doesn’t work for me (and never has), simply because their kind of amalgamation has never struck me as particularly smart or inspired. It’s dartboard filmmaking, scripts seemingly put together by way of a flying stick that determines when, where, and how various recent films get crammed into one “script.” Parodies can work, and work well – see Hot Shots, Spaceballs, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, or MacGruber for proof positive of that – but only if their enjoyment is not determined by how familiar you are with the films they are spoofing. Take a look at the features parodied in Seltzer and Friedberg’s Date Movie, which Wikipedia lists as including My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Seven Year Itch, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Hitch, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, Kill Bill, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, When Harry Met Sally, Along Came Polly, and The Princess Diaries – this film was dated before it even hit the big screen (Along Came Polly? Really?). Basically, if a spoof isn’t funny on its own, it’s not funny. Friedberg and Seltzer’s films are not funny. They are, however, profitable.