you hear a title like Vampires Suck, it can only mean one thing: the
two-headed comedy-killing monster known as Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer
have somehow scammed a movie studio into allowing them to make yet another
one of their “parody movies.”
quotations are used because parodies by definition are supposed to be funny
and nothing this poorly made should actually be called a professional
Actually, if you read our interview with actor George Hamilton, this movie’s
title is actually a rip-off of the immediately rejected first
name for Hamilton’s
hit 1979 horror-parody Love at First Bite (which, unlike
Vampires Suck, was actually kind of funny!).
In fairness, that original designation was Dracula Sucks, to which Hamilton
had replied, “Dracula Sucks? That’s a
funny idea but I don’t like the title.”
However, Friedberg and Seltzer love the title, which gives you a
pretty good reading on their level of humor. Of course, since this movie is
a slavish parody of the first two Twilight movies and the granddaddy
of all bloodsuckers does not appear, they had to change the name to
suck nearly as much as this movie, though.
Date Movie, Disaster Movie, Epic Movie and Meet the Spartans. Friedberg and Seltzer have slimed the cineplexes with such laugh-free fare
you’ve seen any of these movies before, then you know what to expect –
slavish copying of relatively recent movies with enough poop, fart, zit and
tit jokes to call it a comedy. Mix in tons of not funny topical references
– the newest of which is at least a few months old just because the film has
to deal with the bare minimum of editing, scoring and professional
fairness, in this case the two filmmakers do deserve credit for a certain
amount of restraint – they do not throw nearly as many completely unrelated
scenes as they normally do into the mix. Plotwise,
at least, they mostly stick to the
Twilight template. Still, we are pepper-sprayed
with completely superfluous references to Lady Gaga, The Jersey Shore,
Lindsay Lohan, Eat Pray Love, Kim Kardashian and Twitter.
It's like reading last month’s
However, if you really wanted to see a funny version of Twilight, you
should probably just go to see Twilight.
importantly, you should avoid Vampires Suck like a stake through the
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