I think that the recent generation of spoof movies have totally missed the point. Back in the day with films like Top Secret, Airplane, Hot Shots, Naked Gun and anything by Mel Brooks delivered quality clever spoofing that would mock the original with a tongue in cheek.
But then the spoof genre just became sex and fart jokes and didn’t even bother to try and be funny.
The Judd Apatow films are getting spoofed, poorly. The direct to DVD title is “The 40 Year Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It”. Not even the title is clever. Its not even made by the guys who did Epic Movie and Meet the Spartans.
Spoof movies already start with a poor expectation by me. I will give any of them a chance as I used to love the spoof genre, but if you can’t be clever about poking fun, then you are just wasting my time. Then its direct to DVD. Not always a curse, but the studio who let them make the movie didn’t think it ranked for theatrical release, so I am already double hesitant now.
The trailer just sunk it for me.