The broad appeal of the spoof has long been known to filmmakers, which is why these movies have a long, rich history, going all the way back to Abbott and Costello’s many run-ins with Frankenstein and Nikita Kruschev, or whoever.
Mostly, though, parody flicks have been the province of four distinct, but occasionally overlapping styles: Mel Brooks, Zucker Brothers, Wayans Brothers, and now Friedberg-Seltzer.
To see something that people take seriously redone in a silly way is as oddly compelling in an skit as it is an a Weird Al song.
When something you like gets parodied, it’s an honor, and when something you dislike gets parodied, they probably had it coming.
Their movies feel like they were meant as some Warholian exercise, testing the boundaries of what could be considered literally unwatchable. You would have to work pretty hard to come up with intentional anti-gags that sounded more like first-draft ideas. ), Mike Myers’ character, Pitka, is rechristened as Shitka. Just the mere fact of referencing any movie, show, or pop culture occurrence is enough to count as a joke.The film is acknowledged with a title card that reads, ‘10,001 BC.’ One character’s laptop is open to Facebook, only it’s labeled Face Nook instead.If you’re reading this, then you are probably familiar with the reputation of the two .A lot of vile, venomous stuff has been said about them already, but perhaps not enough has been said because they’re still allowed to make motion pictures.
Growing up as the son of a Mel Brooks die-hard, I’ve always had a weakness for spoofs.No matter how lame they end up being, to me there is something inherently watchable about a parody in almost any context.