Director: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
Cast: Jenn Proske, Matt Lanter, Ken Jeong,
Anneliese van der Pol, Charlie Weber, Wanetah Walmsley, Bradley
RunTime: 1 hr 22 mins
Released By: 20th Century Fox
Rating: NC-16 (Sexual References and Violence)
Official Website: http://www.vampiressuckmovie.com/
Opening Day: 2 September 2010
Suck" is a comedy about contemporary teen angst and romance
movies. Becca, an anxious, non-vampire teen, is torn between
two boys. Before she can choose, Becca must get around her
controlling father, who embarrasses Becca by treating her
like a child. Meanwhile, Becca's friends contend with their
own romantic issues - all of which collide at the prom.
many earnest filmmakers are still trying to get the attention
of major studios, the ridiculous pair of talentless writer-directors
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer continues to find employment
in Hollywood with their fifth collaboration "Vampire
expected, "Vampire Sucks" carries the duo’s
trademark skills in parodying the latest pop-culture and this
time round, the wildly popular "Twilight" franchise
becomes their targeted choice. And yes, if you must know there
is a storyline involving a lovelorn teenager Becca Crane who
is torn between a pale complexion vampire, Edward Sullen and
a hunky werewolf Jacob White. Sounds familiar? Trust me, it
only gets worse by the minute as the numerous gags and juvenile humour came in
fast and furious desperately hoping to tickle you pink.
lame parody merely recreates most of the memorable sequences
of "Twilight" and "New Moon", adds in
some lazily constructed jokes and stitches them into an 82
minutes feature. Do you exactly find Becca farting on Edward
funny or a bunch of half-naked
werewolves breaking into song-and-dance segment that hilarious?
Well if this is not enough to satisfy your curiosity, "Vampire
Sucks" is filled to the brim with other pop-culture references
including Tiger Woods, Jonas Brothers, Chris Brown and even
Alice in Wonderland. Basically everyone that hit the tabloids
for the past year gets a shot even Twilight author herself,
Stephanie Meyer is not spared either.
amazing consider the quality from the directing duo got far
worse over the years beginning with "Date Movie"
and the last being "Disaster Movie". If there is
that teeny-weeny spot of spark in this mess, they belonged
to newcomer Jenn Proske who did her homework copying Kristen
Stewart’s every single move and expression. The second
goes to Ken Jeong (The Hangover) who showcased his usual perfect
comic timing as a vampire, what else.
you think we are a bunch of snobbish movie reviewers that
prefer arty-farty award-winning dramas then you are so wrong.
We embrace digestible, summer blockbusters liked anyone else.
We even love the "Scary Movie" series. Heck, we
even go to the extent of proclaiming our love for Michael
Bay. But seriously, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer? Give
me Jim Abrahams (Hot Shots), David Zucker (The Naked Gun)
and even the late Benny Hill anytime. These are the guys that
truly know what is comedy and parody.
(They should just title this piece of junk as "Friedberg/Seltzer
Review by Linus Tee