Interesting idea for a parody, too bad it had to be so unfunny and dull
In 2005, "March of the Penguins", the award-winning documentary about
the treacherous lives of emperor penguins in Antarctica, was released,
and that was the year I saw it. It was definitely eye-opening for me,
since I had no clue how rough those penguins had it! Since then, for
quite some time, I've been aware of the title, "Farce of the Penguins",
but didn't see it for a while. This is a direct-to-DVD send-up of the
2005 documentary, with real stock footage of penguins and sometimes
other wildlife, put together to make a story, with dialogue added. This
could have turned out to be a really good film if it was actually
funny, which it unfortunately isn't.
Down in Antarctica, the male penguins are on their long journey to the
breeding grounds, where the females are waiting for them. Two of these
male penguins are Carl and Jimmy, best friends who talk a lot about
relationships (including past ones), and other things, on their way to
their destination. Meanwhile, as the females wait, there's also a lot
of talk about sexual relationships back at the breeding grounds,
especially between Melissa and Vicki. Carl and Melissa are both longing
for a lover, and have yet to meet each other. Eventually, after the
males finally make it to their destination and meet the females, Carl
and Melissa soon fall in love. However, Carl and Jimmy's friendship
gets awkward after Jimmy accidentally has sex with Melissa one night in
the dark while she is asleep and he feels something soft!
Basically, "Farce of the Penguins" has the same problem as many other
modern comedies. Two words that can be used to describe the humour in
this spoof are crude and juvenile. Some of these comedies can be
described as crude, juvenile, and FUNNY, while some can only be
described as crude and juvenile. Sadly, this is one of the latter. The
film is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, and during the opening
narration, he says some very unfunny, juvenile things about growing
your pubic hairs if you want to come to Antarctica. There are
definitely a lot of sex jokes in the film, which includes clips of
various animals having sex put in for laughs, and these sex jokes don't
tend to be funny. Another thing, you guessed it, there are some fart
jokes, which are also lame. It seems the juvenile gags were just thrown
in, and could have been a lot funnier if it actually took some comedic
talent to come up with them. Not only is the humour severely lacking,
the plot is also dull, it never improves along the way.
This is definitely NOT the worst spoof movie I've ever seen. The worst
spoof movie I've ever seen is definitely "Epic Movie", made by the
infamous Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. I haven't seen any of
Friedberg and Seltzer's other recent films, but they could easily be
just as bad, so I'm not going to bother watching any of them, and if
they were the ones who made "Farce of the Penguins", I'm sure it would
have been worse (perhaps MUCH worse) than it turned out to be with Bob
Saget as the writer and director. However, this spoof of the 2005 hit
documentary on the lives of emperor penguins in their frigid habitat is
still pretty lame, and it's probably a good thing it wasn't played in
theatres, since that probably would have given it more undeserved
attention. As a direct-to-DVD release, it seems to have been widely
ignored, which is actually not a bad thing..
Hubby watch Vendetta movie
Great Movie, well funny..
renee312sc watch The Count Of Monte-Cristo movie
enjoyed it very funny.
email@example.com watch Chasing Papi movie
hahahahahaha sounds funny must get it for the kids.
Stelladaee watch Hostel movie
Hahaha soo cool and I love penguins.
lighterthandark88 watch Where The Red Fern Grows movie
Cute! Penguins were amazing to see! .
later after the movie .
THE MOVIE IS QUITE GOOD.
vette film an deze film moet je gezien hebbe jee.
Cool and funny but not cool for the kiddos to watch.
Funny cool awesome helarious.
not for all tastes(lots of very vulgar language)
i didn't like this movie at all.i think it's supposed to be a parody of
March of the Penguins.but for me,it just wasn't funny.plus,i felt the
humour consisted of mostly vulgar,crude language.there's a lot of the
F-bomb(among other words) dropped here.this definitely isn't for
kids.but i also just found it boring.i actually couldn't watch it
all,because i found it too slow.as for the crude language,that doesn't
always bother me,but i just found it gratuitous and too frequent.i
don't think you always need to have swears to make things funny.it's
not for every taste,that's for sure.if you don't mind a lot of very
crude language,you might want to check this one out.for me,Farce of the
Penguins is a 1/10.