After “Date Movie” came out in 2006, directing duo Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer also known as Seltzerberg made a spoof of movies that were out when Date Movie was released. Without proper research or anything clever, “Epic Movie” was born lacking sophistication, they have the mind of college frat boys who do nothing but partying, drinking and raiding panties.
Epic Movie was released in 2007. (same year The Simpsons Movie came out) It was critically panned and shockingly made enough money at the box office. Jason & Aaron later made critically panned films like “Meet The Spartans,” “Disaster Movie,” “Vampires Suck,” “The Starving Games” and their most recent one “Super Fast.”
Smart & Stupid Qualities
Smart: Not a single positive thing is found. That’s bad folks.
Stupid: Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer also known as Seltzerberg both did a god awful job for making this movie. They deserve every Extra Point down whenever I list a flaw in this review.
The jokes aren’t funny as heck. Pop Culture references are in your face, rather than actually putting effort to make fun of a subject. I didn’t laugh hysterically.
Production Value seemed obviously cheap as if they belong in any Dollar General store selling Dr. Thunder.
Lucy is a complete moron. She repeats what other characters say.
Why the hell are Kal Penn, Jennifer Coolidge, Tony Cox, Crispin Glover, Darrell Hammond, Hector Jimenez, David Carradine & the late Fred Willard doing in this movie? Did they try to earn an easy paycheck to pay off back taxes?
In the Unrated Version, Seltzerberg stole a joke from the real Borat. This isn’t paying tribute, it’s stealing with a capital S. Sacha Baron Cohen needs to hire “Harvey Birdman Attorney At Law” to sue the duo for their heinous crimes.
Aslo, blatant parody of Aslan from Narnia is a perverted disgusting slob.
A fight scene between Aslo & Kevin Hart looked very stupid. A stunt double fills in Fred’s role. Jason Statham’s a better stuntman and action star who can do both.
“MTV’s Cribs” was spoofed. They repeatedly reference “Scarface” over and over again without any variety of humor.
Chewbacca & Stormtroopers appear without anything clever for Seltzerberg to make fun of em. They’re in it because they just happened to show up.
Product Placement is painfully all over the place such as Doritos, MySpace, (no longer relevant) Fritos, Lays, Gorton’s, Apple, BlackBerry & Rold Gold.
Nacho Libre shouts his name like he did in his movie. It’s all butchered when he grabs a bag of Nacho Cheese flavored Doritos.
The Ending is one of the laziest endings to ever exist. After the Peter, Susan & Edward leave Gnaria, they all get run over by Jack Swallow’s wheel.
Peter daydreams he’s Superman. Aw jeez! I’d rather watch “Superman Returns” or “Man Of Steel.”
The White Bitch’s (yes it’s indeed her name) location is actually a White Castle restaurant. How in the world does the large interior design for the building fits?
A pirate rap video looks like a cheap knock-off of The Lonely Island’s “I’m On A Boat.” Where’s Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly’s “Boats & Hoes” from “Step Brothers” to cleanse bad comedy?
Kat Williams plays a beaver named, Harry Beaver. Nickelodeon’s All That made a better spoof name for somebody named Harry and a last name Bladder as in the Harry Potter parody sketch “Harry Bladder.”
Speaking of Potter, Kevin Macdonald (Agent Pleakley from Lilo & Stitch) plays a middle-aged Harry. Why didn’t just go hunt down 626/Stitch?
“Eye Of The Tiger” is played during a training montage. Such a cliche using the song and I hate it due to the fact it’s been used in way too many movies and TV shows.
David Carradine break dances. This is embarrassing for the late actor.
A Deus Ex Machina or unexpected plot device to save somebody in peril occurred when the remote from “Click” shows up outta nowhere without further explanation.
During The End Credits, everybody dances including somebody dressed as V from “V For Vendetta” dancing like Michael Jackson It’s as if this movie wants to keep me hostage until the whole thing is over. A mid-credits scene or two pop up. One spoofing Mel Gibson’s mugshot and Oompa Loompas singing a moronic tune. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’s scenes during the end credits were far more interesting than this piece of crud!