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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Review of film: “DISASTER MOVIE” -- Calamities Up The Kazoo (& the Kitchen Sink Too)

Review of film:  “DISASTER MOVIE  --  Calamities Up The Kazoo (& the Kitchen Sink Too) =   

                    [ RATING:  6.25 of 10 stars ] 

Date Rated: Aug 29, 2008 | Rel. Date: Aug 29, 2008 =

As a friend commented, this film has “a matrix of PLOT-lines”-- or, more precisely, almost NO real plot of its own... 

...  It’s a parody on a bunch of recent movies, bringing in disparate characters-- most of whom have little to do with actual “disasters”: 

...  From a generic “hero” played by MATT LANTER, who runs around through an earthquake with his pal Calvin (G. THANG), his recently-met friend the “Enchanted Princess” (well played by NICOLE PARKER, who also portrays look-alikes for Amy Winehouse and Jessica Simpson), her Prince (TAD HILGENBRINK), “Juno” knock-off Juney (enjoyably played by CRISTA FLANAGAN), etc....

...  There are references to “Cloverfield”, “Hancock”, J-T (Justin Timberlake), “High School Musical”, & others. If this sounds like the scatter-shot approach of throwing in the “kitchen sink”, you’re right: 

...  while you’ll find some FUNNY episodes & a smattering of scenes that at least HINT at cleverness, you’ll find very little really good writing here. It’s FUN in part, but highly padded and frequently WEAK.

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