The two men most responsible for the following cultural abominations: Epic Movie, Date Movie, Meet the Spartans, Disaster Movie and the Scary Movie franchise.
Soundtracks? We didn't realize! Still, "Raw Dawg" sounds hilarious.
The Girl on the left is a reference to Juno, the well known disaster flick
This is a joke that was done better in Men In Tights. Read that again.
It's funny because she's naked.
The Man is the audience. The machine is the film.
Ha ha ha. Hahaha! Hahahahahahahahahah! HA HA HA HA HA. THIS IS FUNNY. THIS IS FUNNY.
Yep, they started way back with Spy Hard when they resurrected the sleeping corpse of Leslie Neilsen and began smearing his good name with their god-awful writing.
Not content with this, they have also sullied the good name of Jim Abrahams and John Zucker by roping them in on their Scary Movie projects. Clearly, they want to follow in their footsteps, but we ask you reader, is the film Epic Movie really a worthy successor to Hot Shots? Airplane? Even the Kentucky Fried Movie is better than Date Movie. Yes, even The Kentucky Fried Movie, and that film has dated so bad it's got several restraining orders against it.
There is a certain danger here that the anger and pain that Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer has caused the world will spill over into the fine literature and editorial content that we pride ourselves on here at Cracked. In order to prevent yet another comedic staple becoming infected with this angry virus therefore, selected reviews from ImDb will be more than sufficient in order to express our anguish.
They have been told, but couldn't be heard above the noise of blubbing and honking
We sort of know what you mean
What he's describing actually is what the film makers are trying to achieve. They won't stop
The film has gotta be bad when you... wait, what does his headline mean?
Because Cracked prides itself on making objective, fact based humour however, in the interests of fairness here is a 5 star review of Date Movie found on Amazon. It says everything that needs to be said.
One of the main criticisms of Friedberg & Seltzer's 'comedies' is the misuse of the concept of parody. Wikipedia, a trustworhty source in this case gives a liberally broad definition of parody thus:
"...work created to mock, comment on, or poke fun at an original work, its subject, or author, or some other target, by means of humorous, satiric or ironic imitation."
What is truly incredible about the Friedberg Seltzer films is that they manage to avoid doing any of the activities described above. This wouldn't be so bad if their films also included regular jokes, consisting of set ups, misdirection and punch lines. But they don't.
No, what these two douchebags do, as a replacement for the massive gaping hole that is their collective creative faculties is simply copy films that they may or may not have seen.
This in itself is an attempt at imitating the great parodies of the past, films like Hot Shots, Airplane, High Anxiety and Naked Gun. These films famously all mimicked the films they were sending up, while managing to "mock, comment on, or poke fun" at them, using "humerous, satiric or ironic imitation". As if intentionally missing a joke, Friedberg & Seltzer will simply offer a sequence of routines that will either merely reference a film or aspect of pop culture or, at best do their own version of it. It is their sincere belief that simply reminding an audience of something they already know, is in itself sufficient to be called comedy. Imagine Dane Cook's stand-up routine read by a computerised voice simulator. That would nearly be as bad as these guy's movies.