15 Parody Films With Legitimately Badass Moments
There’s an uneasy feeling we get when sitting down with a parody. The margin between roll-on-the-floor howl fest and out-of-touch awfulness is wide, and there’s really no in-between. We don’t have the batting average stats for good parodies on us, but we’re just gonna ignore the awful parodies, and focus on the downright bad-ass! From some 80s classics to the parody boom of the early 2000s, the lengths (and budgets) these films went to for a laugh is astounding.
We’ve got planes crash-landing, nuclear warheads, and a Vietnamese jungle getting lit the fuck up, and it’s all for the laughs. Comedies never get their due at the Oscars, so maybe this is their avenue into what industry gatekeepers would call “legitimate” film making. It’s a comedy’s way of saying, “Hey, we can do what all you dramatic, thrilling, action packed movies can do too! We just happen to like a ton of laughs along the way!” Today we let the completely bad-ass moments in these 15 parodies speak for themselves.