I love parody movies, even some of the bad ones that get slammed with 1 star reviews I have found some things about them that I like. This one I should have listened to the majority of reviews for, but for the cheapo price it was, I took a gamble with my fingers crossed in hopes it was something better then what it was being acclaimed as.
Nuts! I wasted 3 bucks on this :(
Like I said, I love parody movies, but this one fails big time to hit the mark on what "parody" stands for. It attempts to parody Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Sister Act, Forrest Gump and Nell... but yet, fails to find a comedic approach to it.
It's more like an un-funny "mock" movie then a parody. Making out the pulp fiction characters (travolta and Jackson) as hitmen disguised as rodent killers who accidentally walk in on the reservoir dog characters which leads to killing a woman who has sent Forrest gump of with a script thats needed who ends up falling in love Nell might have sounded decent on paper, but it fails on screen with no comedy to it.
Some parts of this I thought where a decent idea, but there more the kind of things you notice in parody movies that you think it's not laugh out loud comedy, but it makes you smile, where as this movie, those smiles are the highest jokes in this thing.
There is nothing funny about Sister Act style nuns with guns and the parody attempt of Uma Thurman's Pulp Fiction character being a fat food junkie had a chance to be funny, but only succeeded in one scene where you think she is buying drugs and turns out shes buying chocolate and ends up having a diabetes like attack cause she needs the sugar and ends up being stuck with a needle...you know what scene its mocking in Pulp Fiction and thats about the only thing that did make me laugh a little in this whole thing.
The thing I found the funniest about this whole movie is a bonus feature... it was an interview with Julie Brown who plays Mimi Hungry (Uma Thurmans parody) who was being asked in an interview what makes a good parody movie... i turned it off right then laughing as I thought, "After seeing this movie, I know whatever she says is WRONG!
The other funny thing is it has a commentary track from the producer... I didn't listen to it, but it's funny that there is one on this god awful attempt to parody movies. If he is pointing out how good he thinks the movie is and explaining how something came to be, then he must be completely delusional. He must have written the episodes for Drew Cary that bombed, cause they never kept him on as a writer and after seeing this film, I can see why.
The only reason I finally gave into this is cause I liked some of Julie Browns songs in the 80's, but she does not bring any comedy as the leading role in this film. Not even Dan Castellaneta (Homer Simpson) brung anything to this film.
However, I can say some positives about this movie which I give it the 2 star rating for instead of 1.
- It had a couple of decent scenes. Not enough, but it has SOME.
- It's a hell of a lot better then "Epic Movie" or "Fatal Instinct" so it's not the worst parody attempt ever.
- Julie Brown is always a good perv.
- And you have to laugh that they added a commentary track to a movie no one wants to see, let alone will ever hear the commentary track.
so, on that note, if you love parody movies and you feel you HAVE to see this before you die, well, check it out. Other wise, you will not need to regret having never seen this thing... it's not the worst Parody movie of all time, but it's still down pretty low.