Excerpt: The Movie Not sure if anyone has picked up on this before, but the makers of Vampires Suck (the comedy masterminds who also brought us such hits as Disaster Movie , Epic Movie and Date Movie ) seem to have honed a formula of quantity over quality. The "jokes" fly fast and furious but the problem is, none of them are particularly funny, with a tiresome tendency to shout out the subtext of everything on screen.
Conclusion: I am overjoyed to announce that Vampires Suck is not a complete waste of time. Vampires Suck doesn’t suck nearly as much as I anticipated it would. My expectations were that this was going to be 82 minutes of my life I would want back. I enjoyed the film, and feel it was a well done spoof. I fully admit, spoofs are not my thing. The goofy humor usually doesn’t work for me – but this had a few chuckles.
Conclusion: Much like Stephanie Meyer ruined the world of vampire fiction and made it suck, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are ruining the spoof film genre, with each of their movies relying on lame, meaningless sight gags rather than satirizing the conventions of the work they're trying to parody.
Conclusion: In his four word review, Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers said everything you need to know about Vampires Suck : "This movie sucks more." What else needs to be said? Unless you're some kind of glutton for cinematic self-punishment, there's no reason to ever, ever, ever subject yourself to such mindless, puerile trash. The Twilight saga does a good enough job parodying itself on its own. Did you find this review helpful?
Excerpt: After their cancerous 2008 effort, "Disaster Movie," I honestly thought that would be the end of filmmakers Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg, two poisonously unfunny fellows who personally suffocated the parody genre with lethal features such as "Epic Movie," "Date Movie," and "Meet the Spartans.
Excerpt: Vampires Suck is the latest in a long line of cheaply produced, minimum effort parody movies. In fact it’s the fifth just directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. In recent years the Hollywood mockery machine has tackled horror movies, superhero movies, teen movies, romance movies, and they’ve even parodied vampire movies before too. But this one, it’s the best of the bunch.
Excerpt: Praising the reviled filmmaking team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, creators of the Scary / Date / Epic / Disaster Movie spoofs, is something like doling out encouragement to small children. Just as tykes are regularly praised for tying their own shoes, picking out clothes, and going to the potty all by themselves, the Friedberg/Seltzer juggernaut of awfulness that is Vampires Suck merits commendation for such non-triumphs as telling a relatively coherent story,...
Summary: Thirty years after Flying High! , spoof movies have plummeted to an all-time low. Trans American Airlines Flight 209's captain Peter Graves will be spinning in his proverbial namesake after this laboured, criminally unfunny homage to the Twilight series so far. More Of course, directors Friedberg and Seltzer have form and they don't stray too far from their template of visual gags involving violence against kids, animals and the disabled, gross-out cutaways, virtual...