The parody genre may not be popular with audiences, fail to please critics, or perform particularly well at the box office, but that doesn’t mean it will ever go away. Maybe that’s a good thing, all things considered.
Although the worst of the genre consists mostly of crude jokes and slapstick comedy, every once in a while we come across a parody movie that’s so perfectly, unintentionally bad that it becomes impossible to turn away. They’ll certainly never win an Oscar (or even really work as parody movies), but these movies have earned a place in our hearts.
“Vampires Suck” (2010)
The glittering bodies, over-the-top romance, and paper-thin villains of The Twilight Saga made a possible parody film inevitable. This film arrived in the form of Vampires Sucka film released the same year as The Twilight Saga: Eclipse took a bite out of the global box office.
The film features everything we expect from a parody: relentless sex jokes, slapstick humor and an incredibly simplistic plot. Vampires have never looked so silly, and that’s one of the biggest compliments you can give this movie.
“A haunted house” (2013)
Horror movies are parodied more than any other. Given the immense commercial success of the paranormal activity franchise, it was only a matter of time before someone poked fun at the show.
A haunted house was written by Marlon Wayan, who also stars, so there’s a certain pedigree involved here, and that’s evident in the scenes where his character runs away as soon as he learns the house is haunted and when they recruit gang members to fight the spirit. Maybe the next release of the final paranormal activity movie will bring another episode in the A haunted house franchise.
‘Dance Movie’ (2009)
The Intensify franchise and other dance movies offered a lot of tropes and stories for dance flick, a parody movie from 2009, to parody. The film follows a street dancer on the wrong side of the tracks who teams up with the girl he likes in an attempt to win a massive dance battle.
However dance flick boasts a pretty dismal 3.5 viewership score on IMDb, there are moments of comedic brilliance sprinkled throughout its runtime. Like the moment when a figure spins on its head so quickly it pierces the ground.
“Not Another Teen Movie” (2001)
Years before he wielded Cap’s shield or was to star in The Red with Dwayne Johnson, Chris Evans parodied high school movie themes and characters. Not another teen movie parodies two decades of movies, which can often be hard to follow.
Ignoring the overloaded plot, there is some very funny stuff here. Evans is, as always, fantastic and the supporting cast around him is strong. The film’s finest moment, however, is when a dramatic reveal of a pretty girl as she slowly descends the stairs descends into chaos as the character falls through the floor. Take this classic trope.
‘Date Movie’ (2006)
date movie is a real odd duck of a movie. Although it’s meant to be a parody of romantic comedies and the classic tropes and plots of the genre, it also features references to Kill Bill, The single personand a host of jokes that randomly poke fun at popular celebrities of the time.
date movie is one of the most watchable modern parody films…but that’s not saying much. The jokes miss the mark so often they get hysterical, and the absurd plot will keep you guessing. Despite the title, please don’t watch it while you’re on a date; it won’t end well.
“Fifty Shades of Black” (2016)
The Fifty shades of Grey the films provided plenty of parody inspiration, and it didn’t take long for Marlon Wayans and his writing partner Rick Alvarez jump. fifty shades of black is, as you can probably guess, about as full of sex jokes as a movie can get. They may all be dirty, but they certainly aren’t all funny.
The film follows a college student whose relationship with a wealthy businessman is strained by his intense sexual practices. mike eps easily delivers the movie’s standout performance as his character gets the best one-liners, but beyond that, there’s not much to like. If you go in with the right frame of mind, however, you might find yourself belly laughing in all the wrong places.
‘Disaster movie’ (2008)
Disaster movie is perhaps best known as the film in which Kim Kardashian gave acting to the old college. Luckily for Kim, her performance isn’t the worst part of the movie. Unfortunately for the audience, the jokes are by far the worst part of the movie.
Chaining the cliches of disaster films with obscure references to popular films of the time (Juno, for the most part) and relentless celebrity cameos were always going to be a recipe for (pardon the pun) disaster. However, if you know what to expect and want to see and hear jokes that needed a second draft, then Disaster movie is the movie for you. It’s a unique viewing experience, that’s for sure.
“Meet the Spartans” (2008)
The whole of Meet the Spartans was shot in a week, and it becomes crystal clear when you see the finished product. The film was marketed as a parody of 300but in truth, it parodies just about everything, often without motive or reason to do so.
The real joy of Meet the Spartans comes in the film’s desperation to reference nearly every current event and movie, making the film act like a weird time capsule to the late 2000s. This dated mess of a movie should be seen by everyone. world as a hysterically unfunny lesson in how not to tell a joke.
‘Superhero Movie’ (2008)
The most impressive thing about super hero movie is that it seems to predict the immense popularity of superhero movies. The film was released in 2008, the same year Iron Man launched the MCU. Unfortunately for the studio behind super hero moviehowever, they couldn’t come close to the quality of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
super hero movie mostly pokes fun at previous superhero movies such as x-men and The Fantastic Four. As expected, there are appearances from Wolverine and Johnny Storm, both of whom use their powers for their own selfish interests. super hero movie is a fascinating look at how superhero movies used to be viewed, and we’d actually like to see a modern parody targeting the MCU and DCEU.
‘Super fast!’ (2015)
With x fast heading to theaters, now is the perfect time to revisit Super fast!a movie that poked fun at just about every aspect of the Fast and Furious franchise. As expected, Super fast! primarily focuses on the hyper-masculinity of the franchise, constantly joking about the vests they wear and the character’s tendencies to oil up his biceps.
The best part of the movie is without a doubt Dio Johnsonas Detective Johnson, who is supposedly Dwayne Johnson. It perfectly captures the intensity and facial expressions of The Rock, delivering the funniest moments in the film. It’s a shame + that the rest of the movie couldn’t live up to Dio Johnson’s performance.
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