Post by StevePulaski on May 11, 2016 17:02:16 GMT -5
The death of the spoof movie but why the genre deserves to exist
In April 2015, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer’s latest film “Superfast” received a low-key theatrical and video-on-demand (VOD) release to meager earnings of just $2.1 million worldwide. The film was a ten-years-too-late parody of “The Fast and the Furious” franchise that served as the eighth directorial effort by Friedberg and Seltzer and their seventh parody film overall.
Such a feat wouldn’t be noteworthy if just a few years before its release, Friedberg and Seltzer were making headlines for a different reason. 2010 was the last year they made a film that received a wide theatrical release (600+ theaters in the U.S.) and that was “Vampires Suck,” appropriately named and released at the height of the “Twilight” popularity. The film grossed over $80 million despite, like all Friedberg/Seltzer efforts, being panned by critics and audiences.