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Friday, February 01, 2008

Fun Friday: Movie Review

Writing in Slate, Josh Levin just eviscerates the multitude of recently released, idiotic parody movies. Meet The Spartans was #1 at the box office last week. This cannot stand. I will give you a few choice excerpts:

Isn't it massive consumer fraud to charge $10.50 for a barely hour-long movie? Perhaps, but it would've been unforgivable to make Meet the Spartans any longer than an hour. This was the worst movie I've ever seen, so bad that I hesitate to label it a "movie" and thus reflect shame upon the entire medium of film. Friedberg and Seltzer do not practice the same craft as P.T. Anderson, David Cronenberg, Michael Bay, Kevin Costner, the Zucker Brothers, the Wayans Brothers, Uwe Boll, any dad who takes shaky home movies on a camping trip, or a bear who turns on a video camera by accident while trying to eat it.

Moving ahead a bit...

In Meet the Spartans, the mere act of referring to Transformers, Happy Feet, Spider-Man 3, Ghost Rider, Rocky Balboa, Stomp the Yard, Shrek, Lindsay Lohan, Kevin Federline, or Deal or No Deal is presumed to be hilarious. (If you'll indulge me for a second, I will pause to crack up Friedberg and Seltzer: "Paris Hilton.")



  • Hmm... mental note: avoid at all costs.

    By Blogger Jodi, at 8:12 PM  

  • You're kidding? That movie wasn't good? I would have never guessed.

    By Anonymous Scott H, at 11:46 AM  

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