Sometimes when a movie is bad, it's a good thing and
Disaster Movie is no exception to the rule, especially when the
people behind Date Movie and Epic Movie are behind
this current instalment. The plots are bad, the connections between
other movies are tentative at best, however it's all about having
fun and taking out the Mickey out of "serious" disaster movies which
is where this comedy fits into the grand scheme of the universe.
Ironically, Disaster Movie should have been called Blockbuster
Disasters and it should strongly be noted that this movie is
intended for Generation Y!
Co-written and co-directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer,
also responsible for that hideously bad Meet the Spartans
movie, Disaster Movie someone managed to redeem itself that linked
together a variety of movies that included 10,000 B.C, Cloverfield,
Wanted, Hancock, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, The Dark Knight, The
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Iron Man and a variety of
other movies with some absurd references. The main theme of
the movie however revolves around Cloverfield as a group of
attractive teenagers are working their way through a museum in order to
save their friend as the city around them goes to hell. Interestingly enough, the plots don't really
meld, however the stupidity of the film is endearing, especially
some of the celebrity impersonations like Jessica Simpson and the
equally hilarious Amy Winehouse.
The movie also stars Matt Lanter as the star billing, including a
variety of other B to C-grade stars, except for Carmen Electra who
really knows how to ham it up for the camera and of course use that
impressive body of hers. The other actors feel confused and at times
in a dreamlike state such as Gary 'G-Thang' Johnson and Vanessa
Minnillo, however it's so embarrassing that it's actually funny and
although not all the parodies work, the ones that did had me in
The video quality of Disaster Movie is exceptional on Blu-ray that is presented
in 1080p with impressive picture quality, sharp images, vibrant
colours and deep black levels. There are some moments of washed out colours
and grain, however this is quite rare and I must admit that this is
one of the better transfers to Blu-ray. The audio quality is pure
Blu-ray and really makes use of the surround sound, especially the
bass levels. The High School Musical scene is a pure treat to
listen, it's a shame that the movie is comedically bad.
When it comes to extras, the Blu-ray contains a variety of bonuses
such as the hilarious I'm F@#cking Matt Damon sing-a-long and the
entertaining Who's spoofing who? The special features are a bit of a
hit, however if you keep digging, you'll find a few gems.
In conclusion, Disaster Movie is actually a disaster, however
some of the parodies are actually quite entertaining. It's
definitely not an Oscar winning movie and probably deserves a few
awards for being so bad, however if you were a fan of movies such as
Scary Movie, Date Movie or Epic Movie, than this is definitely your
cup of tea. However for the majority of mainstream viewers, you may
want to pick carefully because this is really bad!
High School Musical sing-a-long
This is how we do it
I'm dating Matt Damon sing-a-long
I'm F@#cking Matt Damon sing-a-long
Sitting down with a stand-up
Straight from the ladies
Who's spoofing who?