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Disaster Movie

Devoid of laughs or recognizable actors
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 3, 2008
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One day after Obama stirred the nation with his DNC speech in Denver, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (the hacks behind Date Movie and Epic Movie) unleashed their second witless rehash of pop culture references this year (after February’s Meet the Spartans), one featuring a black “comedian” by the name of G. Thang. How far we’ve progressed! Devoid of laughs or recognizable actors (unless you consider what Carmen Electra does with her limited screen time “acting”), this budget-less pastiche of sub-Mad-magazine parodies culled from the trailers of almost every summer movie (starring performers from, yes, the unfunny Mad TV) follows 25-year-old Will (Matt Lanter of The Clone Wars — ’nuff said) from his “sweet-16 party” straight into a Cloverfield-inspired plot lacking a first-person viewpoint or even a monster. Friedberg and Seltzer are so lazy, they failed to realize (I hope) that their film’s opening day was the third anniversary of Katrina’s hitting Louisiana. 86 minutes | Boston College + Fenway + Fresh Pond + Circle + Suburbs

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