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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