Disaster Movie

Disaster Movie

Jason Friedberg (2008)

83min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Once upon a time the movie parody genre could be relied on to deliver laughs - Airplane!, The Naked Gun series and Mel Brooks's early movies always had a fair quotient of giggles. These days, though, the genre has been taken hostage by writer/directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, whose cinematic conveyor belt continues to crank out execrable dross like Date Movie and Meet the Spartans with alarming regularity. Disaster Movie follows the same tired formula by loosely apeing a major movie plot (in this case Cloverfield), then packing in references to other, entirely unconnected, recent movies (Indiana Jones, High School Musical, Juno) in the mistaken belief this constitutes humour. Depressingly, these magpie parodies are so cheap to produce they can't fail to make money - which probably means this interminable franchise is far from over.

Summary

An ordinary man has a vision that the end of the world is coming. A series of inexplicable natural disasters confirms that the apocalypse is indeed at hand, and he leads a band of misfits on a perilous journey across their city in search of the means to save Earth. Spoof comedy, starring Matt Lanter and Vanessa Minnillo.

Cast & Crew

Will Matt Lanter
Amy Vanessa Minnillo
Calvin G Thang
Enchanted princess Nicole Parker
Juney Crista Flanagan
Lisa Kim Kardashian
Wolf Ike Barinholtz
Beautiful assassin Carmen Electra
Director Jason Friedberg
Director Aaron Seltzer
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Momentum PicturesAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 5 Sep 2008
Comedy