The 40 Year Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall And...

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  1. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    A bad idea is a bad idea. And this...It's a bad idea.
     
  3. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's not funny when you just do the exact same scenes as the original movies. Joe is right, this is a bad idea.
     
  4. Joe Moore

    Joe Moore Is Not Jim... Administrator

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    People who make these awful, awful films simply have no idea how to truly spoof a genre or movie. Look at films like Airplane, Naked Gun, Young Frankenstein. These films, like the "Movie" films make even mediocre spoofs like Men In Tights look genius.
     
  5. eyeballkid

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    I thought it was a fan made trailer at first. Then it slowly dawned on me that this is a real film. Why? I mean, seriously, WHY?
     
  6. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    id say WTF but that doesn't begin to cover it XD putting bad movies together doesn't magically make them good XD
     
  7. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Wasn't The 40 Year Old Virgin a comedy? Why would you try and spoof a comedy? These films are getting fucking ridiculous. They're either trying to take the piss out of something that was already a piss-take, or they're not even trying to put jokes in. In the trailer for Disaster Movie, there was a bit where someone in a cheap Iron Man costume says "I am Iron Man," then gets flattened by a meteor. How is that a joke? Did I miss the meteor scene in Iron Man? And what is Iron Man doing in something supposedly spoofing disaster movies? Or was the title simply a warning of how bad the film was?

    *pant*

    Phew, ok. What were we talking about? Oh yeah. This film is bad, and the people who made it should feel bad.
     
  8. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    Jesus. Fucking. Christ.



    I didn't laugh once. Not once. Hollywood should just stop with these parody movies. But of course they aren't going to, because you still have a ton of brain-dead movie goers that'll go to see it anyway and will give them plenty of money to make a bunch more.
     
  9. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Browsing the net, I've seen people who are genuinely unable to see a difference between this sort of shite and Airplane! Humanity is doomed.
     
  10. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    indeed!

    Airplane! = funny as hell!

    This mess = lame as hell!
     
  11. Joe Moore

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    It's not just that Airplane is funny, because it is. But Airplane is considered a success because it has a stand alone story that works. The comedy comes from lampooning the ideas behind the plane disaster films of the 70's, not outright spoofing or copying specific scenes from other movies.
     
  12. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    Agreed Joe, I cannot stand any of the _____ movies. I got roped into rent Scary movie 3 and i want my money and the time i spent watching that crap back
     
  13. Boggs6ft7

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    Exactly.

    The ZAZ Fifteen Rules:

    1.Never do two jokes at one time.
    2.Background jokes must relate to foreground jokes.
    3.Foreground actors must ignore jokes behind them.
    4.Avoid breaking the frame or "fourth wall." Actors doing asides to the audience risk destroying the movie's spell.
    5.Don't break logic; however, a lightning quick throwaway joke can be successful and not hurt the overall effect.
    6.Do a joke and move on. Leave the past behind. (When dynamite explodes in Daffy Duck's face, he gets severely powder burned and his beak blows off. Two seconds later, he's back to normal.)
    7.Axe-grinding must not linger past its comic potential.
    8.Self-conscious jokes about comedy or the movie business are "a strict no-no," says Zucker.
    9.Trivial gags, understood by almost no one, are not worth the effort.
    10.Phony set-ups or too much fabrication to make a joke or scene fit into the story may not be a plus.
    11."Don't do anything Jerry Lewis would do." (Zucker's cheap shot is invalid, especially since his films are loaded with exactly the kinds of bits Lewis did do.)
    12.Mindless action without a comic pay-off doesn't work. Car crashes and glitzy special effects don't necessarily enhance.
    13.Don't continue "piling on" jokes after a target's usefullness has expired.
    14.Don't drag out a joke. Know when to stop.
    15.There are no rules.
     
  14. TheIncredibleHulk

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    I laughed at the beer guy at the end
     
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    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    I'll admit I chuckled at the "can you hear me now" bit.
     
  16. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    You know it's a bad idea when you do a Chris Hansen joke and Chris Hansen isn't playing Chris Hansen.

    Sometimes I think the true spirit of parody got annoyed with the world and headed for the mountains. It's so rare to see it done properly nowadays. D:
     
  17. Mr. Sparklebot

    Mr. Sparklebot 'Til All Are Juan

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    I can't even remember the last time any one made a good spoof movie.

    And the title... just goes to show how much they've stopped trying.
     
  18. David

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    So they are spoofing shitty movies now?
     
  19. blumpy2000

    blumpy2000 PENGUINS CAN'T FLY!!!

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    What I can't understand is, why do these movies keep getting made? With the amount of these comedic abortions that get pumped out year after year, someone must be paying to see them. Who the hell thinks these are intriguing enough to pay to see them. DO people honestly find them funny? Are they thinking "Well, the last dozen of these were shite, but this one's probably going to be great!"

    For what it's worth, I thought all the movies spoofed in the title weren't funny either so...
     
  20. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    That's not the problem. They're spoofing shitty COMEDY movies now. You can't spoof a comedy! All you're doing is making a comedy using the same story as the original. A spoof of a comedy would be a drama.
     

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