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Disaster Movie

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Matt Lanter, Nicole Parker

Disaster Movie

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
90 minutes
Wide Release Date:
08/29/08
performer:
Carmen Electra, Kim Kardashian, Matt Lanter, Vanessa Minnillo
director:
Aaron Seltzer
distributor:
Lions Gate Films
author:
Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C+

Title aside, Disaster Movie may be the first Airplane!-style parody that has no overriding concept beyond…skewering a bunch of recent hit films. It should have been called I Love the First Half of 2008. Since many of the targets (Cloverfield, Hancock, Kung Fu Panda) already have a cheeky self-consciousness, the comedy rarely seems more than a hasty patchwork of cheap-shot allusions. But a few arrows hit their marks. The movie is merciless sending up Juno‘s self-satisfied hipster gobbledygook, and it’s quite funny to see Hannah Montana still promoting her tie-in products as she lies crushed and dying under a meteor. C+

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