Meet The Spartans

LiddyRules

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Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. They were some of the original screenwriters of the first Scary Movie.

They are further responsible for:

Date Movie Trailer
and Epic Movie Trailer

Are now responsible for

[yt]mNxNmA5ThvU[/yt]- Meet The Spartans.

I just wanted to share that trailer with you because I saw it today, and wanted to share. (How these people keep making movies with their complete lack of staying power and sub-MadTV jokes honestly alludes me.) Can anyone watch that trailer and point out a single moment that you truly feel could give a single person one hint of joy or amusement?
 

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ALL of these movies, without exception, are shit, I can't believe that somebody thinks that they were good, I would be ashamed to have my name attached to one of them
 

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ALL of these movies, without exception, are shit, I can't believe that somebody thinks that they were good, I would be ashamed to have my name attached to one of them
Well i heard Walk Hard is funny this on the other hand is about as fun as finding out you have testicular cancer on your birthday.
 

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God dammit. I actually had to look that up to make sure it wasn't some kind of ironic, purposely not funny parody of those shitty parody movies. They seem to have made a living out of taking one lame, hack joke and stretching it into 2 hours.

I fucking hate people. If they stopped paying money for shit then shit would stop being made. And this is the shittiest shit that ever shit the shit. It's not even unfunny. It's something farther down the spectrum. Like, unfunny is sort of neutral, that's like negative funny. Having seen that, I will end up not laughing at something that was genuinely funny. Mother fucker...
 

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The collapse of civilization... right before our very eyes.
 

LiddyRules

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Well i heard Walk Hard is funny this on the other hand is about as fun as finding out you have testicular cancer on your birthday.
Walk Hard is different. Walk Hard is more a satire along the lines of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.

This is more along the lines of The Comebacks and Scary Movie 4.
 

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As bad as that is, and it is a fucking abortion, I would still rather watch that than the piles of shit Adam Sandler heaps on the retarded consumers.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1Uw12OMdA8[/media]
 

LiddyRules

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As bad as that is, and it is a fucking abortion, I would still rather watch that than the piles of shit Adam Sandler heaps on the retarded consumers.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1Uw12OMdA8[/media]
Ok, that looks...bad. But at least Sandler writes original content. And did Billy Madison/Happy Gilmore.

But enough of these fucking spoof movies where the only jokes come if you saw the movie they were spoofing otherwise it makes no sense and even if you did see the first movie, it's still unfunny. Dated and unfunny. Different from movies like Naked Gun and Airplane which were funny in and of themselves where the parodies added to the movie, instead of defined them.
 

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alright. my dad has dropped this piece of shit at my house for my enjoyment. He is the reason they keep making these shitty movies.

so far I have managed to make it through the first 10 minutes and am about to throw at a passing car.
 

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alright. my dad has dropped this piece of shit at my house for my enjoyment. He is the reason they keep making these shitty movies.

so far I have managed to make it through the first 10 minutes and am about to throw at a passing car.
use it as a coaster. or buy a bunch of them, string them together, and make a shiny windchime out of them, which you can then promptly smash with a hammer.

i fucking hate these parody movies. they really aren't creative or clever at all. it's just two hacks making the most obvious jokes possible and running them into the ground until it goes from not funny to just stupid and annoying. it's Paint by Numbers filmmaking. i was at a family gathering recently and we were talking about movies and TV shows we liked, and my cousin, who is about 16 or 17, mentioned Meet the Spartans and how he thought it was hysterical. i immediately began to question my genetic relation to him. but then i realized that teenage boys whom haven't been to a comedy club in their entire lives and have no real concept of humor is EXACTLY the key demographic Meet the Spartans and movies of its ilk are aimed at.

sadly, there's another parody film on the horizon, made by these same two douchebags. it's called Disaster Movie. i want to hunt these guys down and disembowel them.
 

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My dad sucks at life. He also walked up to me one day and siad, "Guess what I just bought." I asked him what, and he said "White Chicks, it looks funny." I just told him, no it doesn't, return it now. He watched it that night and then tried to give it to me because it sucked so bad.

I made it through meet the spartans and it was worse than I could have imagined and was 1 hour and 10 minutes long. I think I smiled twice and once was Carmen Electra doing a pseudo-strip tease thing.
 

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I wish I could go back in time and kill the Zucker's before they made "Airplane". As brilliant and hilarious as "Airplane" was it has been all downhill w/parody movies from there (exception made for "Robin Hood: Men in tights" and "Spaceballs"). Maybe if we could stop these from the start cinema could be spared this fucking nonsense.
 

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I wish I could go back in time and kill the Zucker's before they made "Airplane". As brilliant and hilarious as "Airplane" was it has been all downhill w/parody movies from there (exception made for "Robin Hood: Men in tights" and "Spaceballs"). Maybe if we could stop these from the start cinema could be spared this fucking nonsense.
there are the few rare good parody movies, but they're considerably different from the shit parody movies of recent. movies like Airplane were at least clever with the humor and relevant to what they're spoofing, like the jive-talking passengers or the guy who is promptly beaten and arrested when he yells "Hi Jack!" outside the terminal. the more recent ones seem to simply cherry-pick random references from various movies, television shows, and pop culture in general and cram as much of them into each movie as they possibly can, whether it makes real comedic sense or not. they just throw everything in to see what sticks.
 

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I wish I could go back in time and kill the Zucker's before they made "Airplane". As brilliant and hilarious as "Airplane" was it has been all downhill w/parody movies from there (exception made for "Robin Hood: Men in tights" and "Spaceballs"). Maybe if we could stop these from the start cinema could be spared this fucking nonsense.
Forgot to also include "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" as a GREAT spoof movies, even though they are so much more than that.
 

LiddyRules

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there are the few rare good parody movies, but they're considerably different from the shit parody movies of recent. movies like Airplane were at least clever with the humor and relevant to what they're spoofing, like the jive-talking passengers or the guy who is promptly beaten and arrested when he yells "Hi Jack!" outside the terminal. the more recent ones seem to simply cherry-pick random references from various movies, television shows, and pop culture in general and cram as much of them into each movie as they possibly can, whether it makes real comedic sense or not. they just throw everything in to see what sticks.
Forgot to also include "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" as a GREAT spoof movies, even though they are so much more than that.
A couple of things.

The difference between movies like Airplane, Naked Gun and Young Frankenstein is that you don't need to see the previous movies to find the new movie funny, it merely gives added enjoyment when you get where the jokes come from. When I first saw Airplane when I was a wee lad, I never knew about the Airport series yet I knew it was funny. I saw Airplane again recently and it was still laugh my balls off funny. Those movies used the original movies as a launching pad for their own jokes, the vast majority of the jokes were their own original jokes.

The modern movies? They don't even make jokes from it, they just play the scene straight except maybe put in a couple of wacky sound effects. And if you hadn't seen or known about the original movie, the jokes would make no sense. And a lot of movies they use have a short shelf life so in years to come no one will get it or care.

Obviously when writing a script, you don't know how it's going to play. But there has to be a different feeling when you write the "Roger Roger" gag from Airplane and "Britney Spears gets kicked down the Spartan Well."

SotD/HF are more satires of the genre than flat out spoof movies. What makes those films different are that you can tell they enjoy the films they're parodying instead of just using them merely for parody purposes. And you can tell an originality and heart in their scripts which is just not there for the Movie Guys.

An odd, albeit apt, comparison for me is in comparing movies like Zombie Strippers (referenced in another thread) or Postal or any movie you see on late night commercials and the Troma movies. You can sense when a director's heart is in the film and the product and that they care and they enjoy it and that they did it for love of the film (like Lloyd Kaufman). As compared to directors who do it with this cynical campiness or kitchiness which never works for me.
 

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But enough of these fucking spoof movies where the only jokes come if you saw the movie they were spoofing otherwise it makes no sense and even if you did see the first movie, it's still unfunny. Dated and unfunny. Different from movies like Naked Gun and Airplane which were funny in and of themselves where the parodies added to the movie, instead of defined them.
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So true. There really isn't any more to say regarding these films other than are the really so cheap to make that no matter how many people watch that there still is a profit? Because otherwise I can't possibly understand why they keep producing what look to be the worst movies ever made in history.