Disaster of a Movie
Release Date: August 29, 2008
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 90 minutes
Distributor: Lionsgate Films
Director: Jason Friedber and Aaron Seltzer
Executive Producer: None
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DISASTER MOVIE is actually a group of comedy sketches strung together that satirize popular culture. This could have worked well had the sketches been funny. However, only a few moments merit a smile and there are no real opportunities to laugh. The story is terrible and the pacing worse.
The movie is devoid of special effects and has a very low budget feel to the production. Also, many of the actors seem to be cast for their resemblance to celebrities rather than their acting abilities. On the positive side, Nicole Parker as the Enchanted Princess is mildly entertaining.
Along the way, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, SPEED RACER, KUNG FU PANDA, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, IRON MAN, and other movies are lampooned, as well as celebrities like Amy Winehouse, Dr. Phil, Miley Cyrus, and Michael Jackson.
DISASTER MOVIE contains plenty of foul language and frequent sexual references, often with homosexual references. There are a number of songs that typically contain lewd lyrics. A character portraying Jessica Simpson starts to sing a song and tries to get the crowd to like it, saying it’s a song about Jesus and “we’re all for Jesus.” The level of violence, though a bit cartoon in nature, still sometimes has much blood. The scene of “Alvin” and his chipmunk brothers gnawing on the exposed vertebra of “Juno” is truly disgusting.
DISASTER MOVIE is poorly made and unfunny. It truly is a disaster. Instead of this, there are many very funny, uplifting movies you can discover in MOVIEGUIDE®’s Internet Archive at www.movieguide.org.
DISASTER MOVIE contains plenty of foul language and frequent references to sex, often with homosexual references. A character playing Jessica Simpson starts to sing and tries to get the crowd to like it by saying it’s a song about Jesus. “We’re all for Jesus,” she adds. The scene of “Alvin” and his chipmunk brothers gnawing on “Juno” is truly disgusting. Instead of this, there are many very funny, uplifting movies you can discover in MOVIEGUIDE®’s Internet Archive at movieguide.org.