Not actually a movie...
...but rather just a list of movies that the filmmakers wanted to
parody, strung together by the weakest plot in film history and a lot
of unfunny jokes.
You would think that the team responsible for the mess of a movie that
was Date Movie would at least have learned something from their last
film to help them avoid the same mistakes, but they didn't.
It would appear they spent more time making parodies as visually
accurate as they could and spent almost no time trying to make the film
entertaining. Some of the parodies seem completely out of place and
don't even fit into what little plot there is.
I couldn't recommend this film to anyone, not even those I hated..
kerata watch Patton movie
it s sooo gooood.
mayank46 watch Get Smart movie
xmen is great.narnia is good.
timmy watch Submarine Alert movie
its a good movie and its funny.
shamieka watch Gridiron Gang movie
i love this movie!.
shamieka watch Toy Tinkers movie
i love this movie!.
i woud reccomemd this movie for people who love to laugh!.
its kwl and funny.
its kwl and funny.
it'a a funny movie....
A sign of the Apocalypse
The fact that this horrid piece of trash got the green light is
definitely a sign of the apocalypse. I'm a big fan of the parody, as a
genre. We've seen great examples of it in films like "Airplane" and
"Kentucky Fried Movie." Fast forward about twenty-five years later and
what do we have? "Epic Movie." How anyone can laugh at something this
juvenile is completely foreign to me. First of all, it's supposed to be
a parody of "epic movies," and almost no epic movies are parodied! Do
you consider "Snakes on a Plane" to be an epic movie? Do you consider
"Nacho Libre" to be an epic movie? And many of the films being made fun
of aren't that great in the first place. The first rule of the parody
genre is to poke fun at "good movies"! You don't insult bad movies,
because a bad movie is an insult within itself! Duh! The filmmakers
didn't even make honest attempts to make each gag funny. In the parody
of "Snakes," an amateurish black actor plays Samuel L. Jackson and
repeatedly yells out "I'm tired of these G.D. snakes on the G.D.
plane!" Obviously, he didn't say "G.D.," but the point is in the real
movie he says, "I'm tired of these motherf**kin' snakes on the
motherf**kin' plane!" But of course, that can't happen because ooooh,
then the film will be slapped with an R-rating. The idea of people
under the age of 17 not being permitted to see this trash is positively
frightening to the studio. If you ask me, no one with an I.Q. OVER 17
should be permitted to see this movie. What I'm basically saying is the
joke doesn't work because he's not even saying the same line! The joke
would've worked if, first of all, the directors hired a much better
actor who does a much better Sam Jackon impersonation, and second of
all, used the line that was in the original movie. Because there has to
be a "truth" to every joke! Speaking of bad actors, the cast consists
primarily of amateurs. The directors probably could've snagged better
actors from a high school play. There are some exceptions like Kal
Penn, Tony Cox, and Fred Willard (who has the one funny scene in the
movie), but obviously they're not given much to work with. I assumed at
first it was Crispin Glover that played Willy Wonka in the parody of
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," but then I said to myself, "No!
Crispin does a movie, like, once a decade." Sure enough, it was him.
Say what you want about Crispin's real life persona, but he usually has
much better taste in films (i.e.: "Back to the Future" or "River's
Edge"). He must've been horribly desperate for a paycheck when he
volunteered to participate in this amateur hour. Hector Jimenez, the
actor who played Jack Black's friend in "Nacho Libre," also has a role
in the film. It makes me glad that his character said few lines in
"NL." Obviously, English is not Hector's first language, and he
butchers every line of dialogue with his strained delivery. I always
say it's important when you do comedy to hire actors who speak English
as a first language. If that sounds racist, I'm sorry, but unless
you're playing a Harpo-Marx-type role, comedy is all about inflection.
Watch the movie "Chasing Papi" if you want to see a good example of an
American comedy being executed badly by actors who don't speak the
language very well.
About the only incentive to watching "Epic Movie" is getting the chance
to see Carmen Electra prance around half-naked throughout most of the
flick. But even that welcome eventually gets worn out, since we later
get "treated" to a scene where Carmen transforms into a fat woman with
a unibrow. What is this trend with making Carmen do something horribly
unappealing in every comedy she does? In "Scary Movie" there's a scene
where she farts. In "Scary Movie 4" there's a scene where she takes a
gigantic dump. Is this a conspiracy to stop men from fantasizing about
Carmen? Sheesh! If crude, brainless gags about puking and peeing is
your cup of tea, then "Epic Movie" may be the film for you. But I do
suggest if you do enjoy it...please schedule an appointment with a
therapist. Or make an appointment for a cat scan, at least..