Vampires Suck

Vampires Sure Do Suck Alright!

The funniest parody since "Kung Fu Hustle." For those who probably heard of the infamous "Twilight Saga" series, as it's gone on to spawn a title wave of copy cats like "The Vampire Diaries." While challenging "Harry Potter" for title of most financially successful film franchise in cinematic history. If you have heard of the "Twilight Saga" and loathed every single agonizing minute of those movies, then you'll love "Vampires Suck." As it seems nothing about the "Twilight" series is sacred. They not only make fun of almost every scene of the first two films, but not even their beloved fans are saved from being openly mocked either. As the film does poke fun at the rivalry of the teeny bopper girls that sport the "Team Edward" and "Team Jacob" gear too. Having cute little thirteen year old girls utter out phrases like, "Team Jacob B****!" Yeah, "Vampires Suck" spares no expense at mocking the entire "Twilight" series to a "T." No pun intended.

Like all modern parodies these days, I wouldn't expect the film to generate any kind of genuine originality, as parodies have become reduced to a series of random comedy sketches. However, I always found that a parody works best when the jokes are within the genre it's trying to make fun of. Rather than be just a series of random sketches that have almost nothing to do with the genre, it's making fun of to begin with. (i.e. "Meet the Spartans" with their "Spider-Man 3" reference, as an example of how a parody shouldn't be)

Thankfully with "Vampires Suck", the sketches do keep on point with the movie series and genre it's poking fun of. Reminiscent of how "Kung Fu Hustle" and "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" did, during their perspective releases. However, that's not to say that I would dare compare this to any of those other films. However, it's a helluva a lot better than the Wayons brothers' sad and desperate attempt last year with "Dance Flick." Plus, the acting is fairly decent for it's genre as well. Which is rather surprising, as most modern parodies feature some of the worst acting performances imaginable. Although I know it's a parody, and it's supposed to be generically stupid. However, I always found parodies work a whole lot better when the actors gradually allow the humor to happen naturally rather than intentionally hamming it up, to let the audience know your kidding. (i.e. Look at the film, "Blazing Saddles" as a great example of how acting should be in parodies)

Needless to say, I loved this film, as it not only stayed on point with the film genre it was making fun of, but it was also funny to boot. It didn't cross any controversial boundaries using obsessive sexual inuendos or fart jokes like other modern parodies. It didn't have to. No, it just uses the original "Twilight" source material, and they make fun of it's stereotypes which works out rather brilliantly.

I doubt seriously this film will be one of the most successful comedies of the year, but it's definitely worth watching. Especially if you hate the "Twilight" series as much as I do. Overall, I would give this film a solid two and a half out of four. It's a pretty funny film for it's genre, and it'll definitely tickle your funny bone for those yearning to openly mock the craze that is "Twilight."

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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

Both the videos were REALLY FUNNY!!! I can really see why you liked this movie. Thanks!


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago Author

Your welcome, and thank you for stopping by again. I'm glad you liked the videos, as i thought they were really funny too. lol.


kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago

ok my other sock 'prey' would love this, as I do you, now damn, help me find 'king'

cheers friend

kimberly


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida

Great review, and I loved the videos too. I hadn't heard of this movie, but I would definitely watch it, you never have steered me wrong.


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago Author

@kimberlyrics

lol. oh he's still around kimberlyrics. unfortunately, i didn't know hubpages only allowed one account per user to be used in forums, so sadly you won't see him in forums again. however, he'll still publish rant hubs though. so you know where you can always find him. lol. anyways, thanks for stopping by kimberly.

@faybe bay

thanks faybe. im glad you liked the review and the videos. i hope you'll like the movie too when you see it. trust me, it's very funny. anyways, thanks again for stopping by as it's always nice seeing you here. :)


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BobbiRant 6 years ago from New York

I just watched this movie. It is so funny, had me in stitches right from the beginning. I loved it. Great hub.


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago Author

Thanks. I appreciate you saying that. Yeah, I agree. "Vampires Suck" was a hilarious movie. Probably one of most funniest parodies I've seen in years. lol.


Missdizzyice21 6 years ago

think imma like dis movie


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago Author

If you love comedies, then I'm sure you will. lol. Anyways, thanks for stopping by miss dizzy. :)


Mark 6 years ago

The only thing worse than Twilight fans, are the people who enjoy this movie.


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago Author

Okay. Well to each their own, I guess. lol. Thanks for stopping by Mark, and reading my review. You have a great holiday. :)


Amanda 5 years ago

True Blood isn't techically a copycat, the books were written well before and gave much material to Stephanie Meyer to use in writing Twilight.

Other than that, decent review.


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Stevennix2001 5 years ago Author

It's not? I'm sorry. I thought it was. Thanks for correcting me on that one, as I'll be sure to edit this hub then. Anyways, thanks for stopping by amanda.


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NateSean 5 years ago from Salem, MA

I think it's a stretch comparing this movie to Mel Brooks. Mel Brooks parodies managed to tell a story at the very least and you had decent actors like Gene Wilder, etc.

If Mel Brooks had done something with this film, it might have been loads better. But instead of getting something similar to Dracula Dead and Loving It, we get a rauncy parody that tries to stack itself up to the Scary Movie series.

It's a well written hub. I just think the movie itself could have been a much better effort. To me, what's worse than the Twilight movies, are the movies trying to cash in on the Twilight success. And if you step back for a minute you see that it's all this "parody" does, which makes it just as bad.


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Stevennix2001 5 years ago Author

Yeah, I think your right it is a bit of a stretch to compare this movie to most of Mel Brook's films, as I think I even mentioned that in the review too. However, all I was getting at was that this is probably one of the funniest parodies that I've seen since "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" and "Kung Fu Hustle", as at least the jokes that were made were relevant to the genre it was poking fun of. Don't get me wrong, your right about how parodies these days are nothing more than a series of random sketches that don't even try to tell a story anymore.

I guess most of my love for this film comes from the fact that I utterly despise the "Twilight Saga" series thus far. Not that I ever allow that distaste in the franchise to affect any reviews i write about it, as i always try to keep an open mind about any film i watch going into it. However, you do bring up a good point about films trying to cash in on the twilight success, as I'm surprised I didn't think about that when I wrote this review. I appreciate you pointing that out to me though, and for taking the time to read my hub. You definitely make a lot of valid points there.

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