New Releases: August 18

1. Vampires Suck (Fox, 2,976 Theaters, 80 Minutes, Rated PG-13): There is no film franchise more ripe for parody than the Twilight films. It has both a legion of unimaginably devoted fans and an almost as big group of haters, which is what any successful parody needs.

But I can’t think of anyone less qualified to parody this franchise than Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. These two men have set the art of the parody film back decades with their films: Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans and Disaster Movie. These film don’t really parody anything, they are just poorly done collections of pop culture mimicry tied together with a flimsy plot.

There is no reason to expect that their brand of humor will be any better now that they will be limited to a specific topic. So, if you were looking for a great Twilight parody, I imagine that you will have to keep looking.

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About William Gatevackes 1937 Articles
William is cursed with the shared love of comic books and of films. Luckily, this is a great time for him to be alive. His writing has been featured on Broken Frontier.com, PopMatters.com and in Comics Foundry magazine.
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