I Believe This Film Might Parody Judd Apatow Movies

December 4, 2009

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You know what the problem with Not Another Teen Movie, Epic Movie, Superhero Movie, Disaster Movie, and the films of that ilk is? "That they use reference to current pop culture phenomena as tragically bad pseudo-humor"? What? No. Did you not see when a girl was dressed up like Juno in one or more of those? It was a riot. Don't be stupid. The issue is just that they just aren't specific enough.

The concept of an "Epic Movie" is so broad. How could we get more refined? Hmmm... The Films of Ingmar Bergman Movie? Nah, too esoterically high-brow. Paranormal Activity But Executed By People Impersonating Paranormal Activity and Adding Penis Jokes? Mmmm, probably too specific--though the scene when someone would disrupt the flour on the floor with a fart would be pretty great. The 40 Year Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It? PERFECT:

I like it when a film makes you think; ask some questions. Questions like, is having a character look like Samuel L. Jackson in a movie hilarious or merely funny? Which is better: small penis joke or massive penis joke? Is depicting a birth more grotesque than Geena Davis' The Fly dream best executed with an outdated reference to the Verizon guy, or would birthing Jared from Subway or the "Where's the Beef?" lady be even funnier to crowds who haven't watched TV in a decade? Film classes will surely be talking about this classic for years--if only the world weren't ending upon its arrival on DVD.

(via Cinematical)

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