Saturday, September 10, 2016
I actually watched all two-plus minutes of this mess because after thirty seconds I figured I had invested too much time not to stay for the punchline. Plus, it really is very funny, and I was absolutely convinced by the end that someone had finally decided to make a really good spoof movie- you know, like the intelligent, well-written ones that were produced in the 1980s (Airplane, Naked Gun....)
Then the trailer ended and I realized that....wow, this is for an actual horror movie, and all those hilarious scenes were supposed to be scary. Now I feel bad for bursting into laughter repeatedly, and now I realize that if I went to see it in the theater, I would almost certainly spend more time bored and insulted than humored. Pass.
(Are we sure we can't do just a little rewriting and turn this into a spoof film? I mean, it doesn't have to come out until Halloween anyway, right?)