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Hollywood Parodies have become nothing more than a series of random pointless sketches.
Another parody gone bad, courtesy of the Wayons brothers. Don't get me wrong, I used to love parodies back they at least tried to come up with a original story, then made random jokes about the genre they were portraying while telling it like "Spaceballs", "Blazing Saddles" or "Airplane." Heck, there were even some parodies I used to admire that were told using the same storylines of the films they were making fun of like "Robin Hood: Men in Tights", "Hot Shots" and "Hot Shot: Part Duex", where they at least tried to follow some palatable story. With this recent trend of films like "Epic Movie", "Meet the Spartans", "Superhero Movie" and now "Dance Flick", it doesn't even seem like they at least try to tell a story anymore, as it seems films like this have watered down the genre into a series of random sketches. At least back when parodies originated, they at least tried to make their random jokes to make fun of the genre the film was a parody of. Like in "Spaceballs" they showed scenes where they made fun other sci-fi films like "Planet of the Apes", "Star Wars", and many other sci-fi epics. However, "Dance Flick" delivers a series of random sketches that have nothing to do with the genre they're making the parody of. In one scene, it shows a African American Urban youth chaining up his Caucasion girl friend in chains that eerily resembled slavery, which not only came off weird and unfunny, but the joke had nothing to do with the genre it was making fun in the first place. Don't get me wrong there are a few jokes that are clever and do poke fun of the whole teen dance films, as of late, like the teen mothers and interacial dating aspects of it. However, thats where it ends there as even those scenes at times tend to get annoying. Sure, I'll admit it was funny at first to see the Wayons Brothers try to make fun the of the inter racial dating aspects of teen films, but over time they play out the joke to where it become over abundantly boring. Heck, Mel Brooks didn't make racism jokes his "one trick pony" when he made "Blazing Saddles." Even the annoying dancing baby was just plain creepy along with the teacher that had huge vagina lips. "Dance Flick" is not that great of a parody that I would recommend.