At 5/11/12 08:38 PM, stafffighter wrote:
At 5/11/12 08:14 PM, JaY11 wrote:
21 Jump Street and The Cabin in The WoodsMaking a parody is not a new thing. It's easy to say something exists and it's bad. For example see the last few years of family guy, or my joke back there about the last few years of family guy.
coincidentally these movies both parody the extremely formulaic films that are in their genres, films like The Avengers for example
These films were still highly original, they aren't at all to be compared with shitty parody films like Scary Movie for example, or Family Guy, in other words they didn't rely totally on blatantly poking fun at specific movies, they were more subtle and aimed at the genres as a whole.
The Avengers wasn't terrible, but it wasn't fantastic. It was somewhere between mediocre and good. Pointing out that all other super hero movies use the same formula doesn't make it not a flaw, it's probably why most super hero movies aren't completely spectacular.. Personally i'd say The Dark Knight was an exception, and that was because it did actually try something a bit new.