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Epic Failure

I recently "watched" Epic movie on ShowtimeHD and all I can say is, if Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker were dead they would roll over in their graves. Why can't movies like Airplane be made anymore. Epic Movie is just this vaguely attached series of stupid vignets that wouldn't even be funny as small skits on a bad version of Mad TV. Even the attempt to be Bawdy with the "Mystique" wasn't even convicingly bawdy. I mean if you are going to have a shapeshifter character who is offering sexual favors to the main male character who inevitablely requests that she give herself huge breasts and a giant butt at least SELL me on it. I was stunned at the complete lack of the humor in any of the jokes. Whatever happened to the lost art of Airplane, Hot Shots, or Top Secret!. Even at their worst they were still funnier than "Epic Movie". Maybe these movies exist to give amateur filmmakers hope that one day they can grow up and be the next Uwe Boll.

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uterdic
Oct. 21st, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
good luck, we're all counting on you.
All I can say is that I agree with you. I mean between Epic Movie and Meet the Spartans, those are all dated before they even get released. The "jokes" are so topical that they aren't even topical when the movie is released weeks later.

I hate these, and I love me some Abrahams and Zucker (x2) movies.
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