Hello there everyone,
I can’t actually fully comprehend that this is the second last post for this 30 Day Movie Challenge. Unlike the 30 Day Book Challenge, which I was able to more closely monitor ’cause it was normal working days, the 30DMC was a lot more difficult for me to keep track of – June holidays going on, odd waking up hours, other movies to watch and things to do. I’m personally very thankful that my worry wart nature has me scheduling posts a day ahead in case I miss one. (My internet was done all yesterday.)
Any who, let’s get on to my least favourite movie …
Oh. Wow. Another parody movie. And this time they try to squeeze in as many references as possible from “epic” styled (is that even a style?) films and this includes The Da Vinci Code, Nacho Libre, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Snakes on a Plane, The Chronicles of Narnia, Superman Returns, X-Men, Click, Harold and Kumar, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Casino Royale, The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift, Harry Potter, Rocky, Punk’d, American Pie, Talladega Nights and Mission Impossible.
Frankly, it is stupid to even try to summarise the film – ’cause it is a whole load of plots put together that ultimately make no sense. I shall just quote Radio Times:
“There’s very little that’s epic about this senseless parody, but then there’s very little that’s funny about it, either… It’s mind-numbingly, tediously unamusing and is so devoid of imagination it even parodies self-mocking films.”
The reason why this movie gets me exceptionally sore is that I went in to the cinema with my brother to watch this (since there was nothing else to watch and at least some of those parody movies were bearable and decent enough) and I believe it was the first movie I’ve ever been to that I’d wanted my money back – just ’cause of the movie itself. And probably the first movie I thought of walking out from except that it cost my money to watch it.
Worst of all (I have a feeling I’ve written this post before, probably in my other blog) there were children in there. A whole lot of families! ‘Cause I think it was Children’s Day and there really wasn’t anything else to watch in the cinema.
Now, if you don’t know, let me inform you here, this film is filled with innuendos and, while it is a parody, it is just stuffed with incredibly terrible influences on young minds – women getting bitch slapped and taking off their clothes for no reason, grown men acting like absolute imbeciles and just foul-mouthing everywhere. So I was so surprised how parents could just bring their kids into that cinema – what did they expect besides crude humour? And what were the staff thinking even handing the tickets over to the parents? “Enjoy the show! You’re kids are going to be scarred for life!”
Furthermore, (and yes I’m not done with this rant), it debuted number one at the box office! Like, how? This practically gives these terrible writers a green light to make more of these kinds of movies ’cause they’re making money from it (and you can bet that they definitely did, ’cause a lot more other crappy movies came out from this, including Vampires Suck – which was my runner-up to this category).
All of this is money that can be better spent through charity or legitimate humanitarian efforts for lesser developed countries – you know, actually making the lesser fortunate smile and laugh. ‘Cause trust me, throughout this movie, the only reason why you’ll laugh is ’cause you feel sorry for the jokes and actors in it. For a comedy, the audience was incredibly silent. I wanted to like the movie (’cause I spent money on it) but there was literally nothing tickling about the “jokes” told.
Others will agree with my choice here, Rotten Tomatoes has this movie ranked as the 21st in the 100 worst reviewed films of 2000s with a rating of 2%. And at the 28th Golden Raspberry (Razzies) Awards, the writers were nominated for the “Worst Screenplay”.
Well, I think I’m done here. Once again, check out Rhey of Sunshine‘s blog for her take on this challenge. Tomorrow will be our last day of it, our favourite movie!