Disaster Movie (PG)
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Time Out says
Tue Sep 2 2008The latest from the writer-director pair of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer – responsible for such movies as ‘Epic Movie’ and ‘Meet the Spartans’ – is a cynical and limp attempt to cash in on their own parody bandwagon. Here, the shameless duo use a ‘Cloverfield’-type scenario as an excuse to chuck in yet more of their favourite movie moments and characters, irrespective of any connection to the disaster movie genre.
The result is a series of extraneous, deplorably unfunny scenes and sketches stitched together in completely haphazard fashion. One minute we’re aghast at an appalling Amy Winehouse lookalike with sabre teeth and bedraggled beehive, the next pondering the relevance of a scene with the cattle-gun killer from ‘No Country for Old Men’. In short, this wholly contemptuous farrago stinks to high heaven.
Author: Derek Adams
Fri Sep 5 2008