Unortodox Comedy or Just Lame Movies?
There is no universal opinion of any movie, so, it`s up to every one of us to decide for himself…Do you like these movies, or they are just a waste of time and money?
10.Scary Movie (2000)
Scary Movie is a 2000 comedy-parody film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, as part of Wayans Bros. Entertainment. It is an American dark comedy which heavily parodies the horror, slasher, and mystery genres. Several mid- and late-90s films and TV shows are spoofed, most predominantly Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, along with The Sixth Sense, The Usual Suspects, The Matrix, The Blair Witch Project, and Dawson’s Creek.Cindy Campbell (Anna Faris), meets up with her boyfriend Bobby Prinze (Jon Abrahams) and her friends, Brenda Meeks (Regina Hall), Ray Wilkins (Shawn Wayans), Greg Phillipe (Lochlyn Munro), and Buffy Gilmore (Shannon Elizabeth). Various news teams – including hack reporter Gail Hailstorm (Cheri Oteri) – converge on the school in the wake of Drew’s brutal death. Gail hooks up with Buffy’s mentally disabled brother Doofy (Dave Sheridan), hoping to milk the facts out of him. One day, while Cindy is in class, someone mysteriously leaves a note saying I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER. Cindy then realizes that Drew’s murder occurred exactly one year after she and her friends accidentally killed a man during a wild car ride. Unwilling to face incarceration, the group dumped the body off a nearby pier – but not without robbing him blind first.
Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Writers: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans
Stars: Anna Faris, Jon Abrahams and Marlon Wayans
9.Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 American computer-animated action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by John Wayne Stevenson and Mark Osborne and produced by Melissa Cobb, and stars the voice of Jack Black along with Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Randall Duk Kim, James Hong, Dan Fogler and Michael Clarke Duncan. Set in a version of old China populated by humanoid talking animals, the plot revolves around a bumbling humanoid panda named Po who aspires to be a kung fu master. When an evil humanoid kung fu warrior is foretold to escape from prison, Po is unwittingly named the chosen one destined to bring peace to the land, much to the chagrin of the resident kung fu warriors. Kung Fu Panda has received positive reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 88% of 163 critics gave the film a positive review. The film has an approval rating of 76% from a select group of critics and an approval rating of 83% from users of the site. Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 73 out of 100, based on 33 reviews. The film topped the box office in its opening weekend, grossing $60,239,130 for a $14,642 average from 4,114 theaters and performing much better than analysts had been expecting. It also was the highest-grossing opening for a DreamWorks Animation film at the time.
Directors: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
Writers: Jonathan Aibel (screenplay), Glenn Berger (screenplay)
Stars: Jack Black, Ian McShane and Angelina Jolie
8. Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle (2004)
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (alternatively known as Harold & Kumar Get the Munchies) is a 2004 American stoner film, the first film in the Harold & Kumar series. The film was written by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, and directed by Danny Leiner. The story follows Harold Lee (John Cho) and Kumar Patel (Kal Penn) as they decide to go to the fast food chain White Castle after smoking cannabis, but end up on a series of comical misadventures when they cannot find the restaurant.
Director: Danny Leiner
Writers: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Stars: John Cho, Kal Penn and Ethan Embry
7. Madagascar (2005)
Madagascar is a 2005 computer-animated film produced by DreamWorks Animation, and released in movie theaters on May 27, 2005. The film tells the story of four Central Park Zoo animals who have spent their lives in blissful captivity and are unexpectedly shipped back to Africa, getting shipwrecked on the island of Madagascar. The voices of Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, and David Schwimmer are featured. Other voices include Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, and Andy Richter. The film gained mixed reviews from critics, from excellent to terrible. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a 55% approval rating based on 178 reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes’ “Cream of the Crop”, 37% of critics gave positive reviews based on 35 reviews. On Metacritic, the film has 57% approval rating based on 36 reviews falling under the “Mixed or Average” category. Despite the mixed response from critics, the film was a commercial success.
Directors: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Writers: Mark Burton, Billy Frolick
Stars: Chris Rock, Ben Stiller and David Schwimmer
6. Meet the Parents (2000)
Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend’s parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date’s worst nightmare. Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy film written by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg and directed by Jay Roach. Starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller.Meet the Parents is a remake of a 1992 film of the same name directed by Greg Glienna and produced by Jim Vincent. Glienna—who also played the main protagonist—and Mary Ruth Clarke co-wrote the screenplay. The film received a generally positive response from film critics, being commended on the subtlety of its humor as well as being named as “the funniest” or “one of the funniest” films of the year by several critics.
Director: Jay Roach
Writers: Greg Glienna (1992 screenplay), Mary Ruth Clarke (1992 screenplay)
Stars: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro and Teri Polo
5. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British romantic zombie comedy directed by Edgar Wright, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and written by Pegg and Wright. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get some kind of focus in his life as he deals with his girlfriend, his mother and stepfather. At the same time, he has to cope with an apocalyptic uprising of zombies. The film was a critical and commercial success in the United Kingdom, and the United States. It received a 91% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 76 out of 100 at Metacritic. Shaun of the Dead was a BAFTA nominee. Pegg and Wright considered a sequel that would replace zombies with another monster, but decided against it as they were pleased with the first film as a stand-alone product, and thought too many characters died to continue the story.
Director: Edgar Wright
Writers: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright
Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Kate Ashfield
4.The Simpsons Movie (2007)
The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 American animated comedy film based on the animated television series The Simpsons. The film was directed by David Silverman, and stars the regular television cast of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Tress MacNeille, and Pamela Hayden. It features Albert Brooks as Russ Cargill, the evil head of the Environmental Protection Agency who intends to destroy Springfield after Homer pollutes the lake. As the townspeople exile him and eventually his family abandon him, Homer works to redeem his folly by stopping Cargill’s scheme. The film garnered a 90% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with 171 of a total 191 reviews being determined as positive. It received a rating of 80 out of 100 (signifying “generally favorable reviews”) on Metacritic from 36 reviews. British newspapers The Guardian and The Times both gave the film four out of five stars. The Times’ James Bone said that it “boasts the same sly cultural references and flashes of brilliance that have earned the television series a following that ranges from tots to comparative literature PhDs”. The film earned $30,758,269 on its opening day in the U.S. making it the 25th-highest, and fifth-highest non-sequel opening day revenue of all time.
Director: David Silverman
Writers: James L. Brooks (screenplay), Matt Groening (screenplay)
Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner and Nancy Cartwright
3.Tropic Thunder (2008)
Tropic Thunder is a 2008 American action satire comedy film written, produced and directed by Ben Stiller, and starring Stiller, Jack Black, and Robert Downey, Jr.. The main plot revolves around a group of three prima donna actors (portrayed by Stiller, Black, and Downey) who are making a Vietnam War film. When their frustrated writer and director decide to drop them in the middle of a jungle, they are forced to portray their roles without the comforts of a film set and rely on their acting skills in order to survive the real action and danger. Also written by Justin Theroux and Etan Cohen, the film was produced by Red Hour Films and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures through Paramount Pictures. The film received mostly positive reviews by critics. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 83% of critics gave the film a positive review based on a sample of 221 reviews, with an average score of 7.1/10. Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 from reviews by mainstream critics, gave a film rating of 71/100 based on 39 reviews. In January 2009, Entertainment Weekly included Tropic Thunder in its list “25 Great Comedies From the Past 25 Years” for its “spot-on skewering of Hollywood.”
Director: Ben Stiller
Writers: Justin Theroux (screenplay), Ben Stiller (screenplay)
Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr.
Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin as survivors of a zombie apocalypse. Together they take an extended road trip across Southwestern America in an attempt to find a sanctuary free from zombies. Zombieland received positive critical reviews and was a commercial success, grossing more than $60.8 million in 17 days and surpassing the 2004 film Dawn of the Dead as the top-grossing zombie film to date in the United States. Two months after a mutated strain of mad cow disease has turned most humans into zombies, college student “Columbus” (Jesse Eisenberg) is on his way to Columbus, Ohio to see if his parents are still alive. Columbus is a shut-in who has spent most of his life inside playing World of Warcraft. He loses his car in an accident and encounters “Tallahassee” (Woody Harrelson), who is on a quest to find the last Twinkies on Earth. They travel together and when they stop at a grocery store, they meet two sisters, “Wichita” (Emma Stone) and “Little Rock” (Abigail Breslin). The sisters con them into handing over their weapons and steal their vehicle. Later, the two men find another truck loaded with weapons, but when they meet the girls again, the girls attempt once more to steal their truck. Columbus proposes a truce and suggests they travel together. Review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes reports 90% of critics gave the film positive write-ups based on 184 reviews, with a rating of 7.3/10, and a generally positive 88% approval rating from “top” critics based on 29 reviews.
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Writers: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Woody Harrelson
1.Wedding Crashers (2005)
Wedding Crashers is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by David Dobkin. It stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, with Christopher Walken, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Bradley Cooper, Diora Baird, Jane Seymour, and an uncredited Will Ferrell. Wedding Crashers received mainly positive reviews and has a 75% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. On April 24, 2006, Wedding Crashers topped the nominations for the year’s MTV Movie Awards with five including Best Movie.
Director: David Dobkin
Writers: Steve Faber, Bob Fisher
Stars: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams