Epic Movie: Unrated
DVD Reviews | May 15th, 2007
Starring Jennifer Coolidge, Faune Chambers, Jayma Mays, Fred Willard, Crispin Glover, Kal Penn, Tony Cox, Adam Campbell, Hector Jimenez
Written By: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
Directed By: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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Have you ever wanted to watch a movie just to see how really bad it is? Well that’s what I did with Epic Movie. I just knew from the past Scary Movies, Date Movie, etc. that the humor was going to be really corny and amateurish. That’s pretty much sums up Epic Movie.
Epic Movie is about 4 orphans winning a trip to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, where they get tortured and locked up in a room. They end up escaping into a closet and end up in a magical world called Gnarnia, where they have to take on the evil White Bitch. Some of the movies that they spoof include Narnia, X-Men, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Pirates of the Caribbean, Nacho Libre, Superman Returns, Da Vinci Code, and Harry Potter.
I went into this DVD with an open mind but by the end of the movie, I wanted an hour and half of my life back. This film didn’t really have a plot, and it just seemed like several BAD Mad Tv sketches put into one movie. Mad Tv is pretty bad but man, just imagine all their bad skits in a movie..that’s how bad and unfunny Epic Movie is. I mean really, what the hell was the point of putting a guy that looks like Borat into the film? I would think differently if the cameo spoof was actually funny.. I guess the directors wanted to be on top of the latest fads and movies. And I guess they felt like dumping Borat in the film for a cameo just to say that they spoofed him first. And that’s how the whole movie felt like, just extremely flat jokes and badly written dialogue. Why spoof Nacho Libre? The movie itself is a joke and it could hardly be described as “Epic.” The writers were definitely stretching for that joke. I did laugh a few times at certain things but it’s been about two weeks since I saw the movie and can’t for the life of me remember the funny stuff. Maybe I was just pity laughing? Like when you are seated right in front of a comedian and have to forcefully laugh at the comedian’s bad jokes.
I didn’t bother to watch the extras because I didn’t feel like wasting anymore time on an awful, unfunny film. I’d recommend going to the mall, waiting for grandmothers to fall down the escalators and laughing at that instead of watching this piece of epic-sized shit.
Audio Commentary by Writers/Directors Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer
Breaking Wind: An Epic Journey into the Sounds of an Epic Movie – Audio Commentary of Burps, Farts and Beaver Lines (if you like that sort of thing)
How Gratuitous Chase the Beaver Icon to Find More Eye-Popping Features
Everyone Loves Beaver: Epic Hook Ups Featurette
Epic Porn: What Would Your Porno Movie Be Called? Featurettes
Hot Or Not: Character Turn-Ons and Turn-Offs Featurette
Fox Movie Channel Presents Making a Spoof and In Character with Fred Willard
Die Libre: Winning Short Film from the Epic Movie Viral Video Contest
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Favorite Scenes: Can’t remember.
Running Time: 93 minutes