It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Wait, no, it’s just another spoof movie.Whether we’re meeting the Spartans or going to Narnia, it seems there will never be an end to spoof movies.
The newest release, Meet the Spartans, joins an ever-increasing club of movies whose soul purpose is to make fun of blockbuster film that in years past have kept us talking.
Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a good spoof movie. However, at some point we need to stand up and say enough is enough. There are only so many times you can make fun of Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton before it’s not “hot” anymore.
I love to go and laugh and be a part of the cinematic adventure that is my movie of choice, but every now and then, I’d like to see some movies that have substance, since so few are left.
It seems that these movies only follow a few distinct steps that go as follows. First, take a good looking male and place him in the leading role. Second, get a very attractive female lead (preferably Carmen Electra) and throw her in there too. Third, take all the pop culture from that year and clump it together. Finally, add a little dialogue and some cash, stir until blended, record it on film and ship it to the theaters. There you have it, instant comedy gold. Well, maybe just comedy silver.
There is an upside, however Electra is getting a ton of work from being the leading lady in these movies that don’t seem to take too much effort to pull off! Spoof movies aren’t going away anytime soon. They are always going to be there to remind us that nothing is sacred or safe anymore. So the moral is, celebrities need to be prepared to laugh at themselves because they will be made fun of. Viewers, be prepared for many more factory shipped comedies for years to come.