Because no one’s had the balls to cut the brakes on their cars yet, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the Al Qaeda of comedy, are continuing their long string of perpetually unfunny spoof movies with Vampires Suck. It’ll of course be some sort of Twilight parody, even though half of the ‘jokes’ will no doubt consist of up-to-the-minute pop culture references, that will probably be outdated by the time the movie is released on DVD.
If you’re unfamiliar with these guys, they’re the ones behind Date Movie, Epic Movie, Disaster Movie and Meet the Spartans, and even though it was 10 years ago, they continue to point out that they were two of the six writers behind Scary Movie, presumably because it’s the only partially funny movie on their resumé. As evidenced by everything they’ve done since, however, it’s safe to assume they weren’t responsible for any of the funny parts.
Anyway, their latest crime against comedy movie got some press this month, when it was announced that the very funny Ken Jeong (naked Asian guy from The Hangover) has signed on to appear in it. While I suppose it’s technically possible that he signed on because he wanted to, poor Ken probably did it because he’s not a legitimate star yet, and is simply striking while the iron is hot and the offers are coming in.
Because I don’t need to see a trailer in order to know what this abortion of a comedy will be like, here’s a few things to expect from it:
- Someone who vaguely looks like one of the Twilight characters saying something unfunny, and promptly getting hit by a vehicle or crushed by a falling object.
- Vampire jokes that haven’t been funny since celluloid was invented (case in point: the title)
- Characters busting a move to a current hit song, because that’s automatically funny.
- Parodying other (funnier) comedies, like Date Movie did with Meet the Parents, and Epic Movie did with Borat
- Parodying other movies that are in theatres this summer (there’s a reason this one’s coming out in August, even though it’s filming right now)
- Plenty of jokes that reference current commercials, TV shows, and other parts of pop culture that have nothing to do with vampires, and will be lost on anyone watching this movie several years from now.
- Ken Jeong firing his agent.