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"Most of those movies are meant to be funny, which would make turning them into comedies pretty difficult and very stupid. It would be like doing parodies of Lonely Island songs: retarded, pointless and mind-numbingly painful to watch."

The reader is torn
Between laughter and gaping
Spoofs shouldn't be worse
Than the things that they're aping

"It really shows how stunningly lazy the so-called writing is on this movie when they're stealing a joke from the very movie they're supposedly satirising! Shameless! Simply shameless!"
Film Brain, during his review of Epic Movie

"Look guys, there's a difference between parody and plagiarism! THEY'RE NOT THE SAME THING!"
Film Brain, during his review of Epic Movie

"...Schwarzenegger movies already verge on self-parody. So a Schwarzenegger spoof seems redundant. The novelty of Schwarzenegger parodying his tough-guy image is undermined by the fact that Schwarzenegger spoofs his tough-guy image in pretty much every movie he makes."
Nathan Rabin, from his book version of My Year of Flops’ entry on Last Action Hero

"This was supposed to be all mine! The cereal, the crappy friends, the word-for-word Boogie Nights parody, if you can call lazy plagiarism a parody!"
Toot Braunstein, Drawn Together

"Movie trying to be sort of a sleazy parody of the Vegas dancer scene devolves into literal strip show 24 minutes in. What do you call the thing that is trying to parody a thing but ultimately ends up BEING the thing? That's what this movie is."

"It's hard to satirize a satire. That's what "National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1" wants to do, but the target proves elusive. This is a would-be comedy that's not as funny (nor as satirical) as the movies that inspired it. If you look back at the successful laffaminit send-ups, from "Airplane!" through "Top Secret!" to "The Naked Gun," you'll see that their targets are movies that take themselves fairly seriously. Here the target is already in on the joke."

"That's the danger with satire: To ridicule something, you have to show it, and if what you're attacking is a potent enough image, the image retains its negative power no matter what you want to say about it."

"You can't take the piss out of something that is itself taking the piss, this isn't a fucking bucket chain! Nor can one be crass about something that's already deliberately crass, it's like trying to embarrass a poo by making it wear another little poo as a hat."

"Sorry, I'm just getting used to the idea of a porno spoof of The Room. It feels kind of redundant. Like watching a comedy spoof of Airplane!"
The Cinema Snob reviewing The Bed Room, a porno spoof of The Room


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