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Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2020, 07:17:15 PM »
Wrongfully Accused is pretty good, certainly better than Spy Hard (which is probably the best one after that).  I seem to remember the spoof National Geographic video being good, but then I also liked the Bad Golf vids when they came out and seeing those quite recently I was struck by how dull they are.

After that there isn't really anything worthwhile.

Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2020, 07:24:44 PM »
I remember laughing a bit at The Exorcist parody Repossessed, but I was very young and it's probably pretty crap.

EDIT: But that's before 33 and a third.

Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2020, 07:25:05 PM »
I think the Naked Gun films are shite after the first.


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Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2020, 09:58:10 PM »
Dracula: Dead and Loving It is not bad.

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Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2020, 10:12:53 PM »
does

HOT SHOTS

the top gun parody still stand up?

or the lethal weapon one with emilo estephez in?

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Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2020, 10:28:25 PM »
does

HOT SHOTS

the top gun parody still stand up?

or the lethal weapon one with emilo estephez in?

Yes to both.

Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2020, 10:32:13 PM »
I actually know the guy who wrote the original script for Loaded Weapon I - he still credits himself as "professional screenwriter" on Twitter and such, though his work was extensively rewritten and he has no credits of any kind before or afterwards - and I'm sure he'd be very pleased to hear that somebody still thinks well of it.

And Hot Shots! is all right, but the sequel is much better.

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Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2020, 10:35:56 PM »
I actually know the guy who wrote the original script for Loaded Weapon I - he still credits himself as "professional screenwriter" on Twitter and such, though his work was extensively rewritten and he has no credits of any kind before or afterwards - and I'm sure he'd be very pleased to hear that somebody still thinks well of it.

tell him from me that i loved it as a kid, gonna chase it down again

THROW ME YOUR GUN

i dont have one

WELL, TAKE THIS THEN

NOW THROW IT HERE!


brilliant

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Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2020, 10:44:00 PM »
Yes to both.

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A decent parody, but does it count if it stars Jen also and im exec producer?

Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2020, 03:57:22 AM »
Loaded Weapon 1 is amazing until the last half hour. Then the laughs dry up and you get that awful Wayne's World bit.

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Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2020, 05:58:18 AM »
I brought 2001: A Space Travesty on DVD and got about a third of the way in, and.......never watched it it again.

I've got a soft spot for Spy Hard for Weird Al references and the themesong, but the Home Alone jokes are just so bad. Wrongfully Accused is amazing though, and if Patriot Games was actually a decent movie it'd make more sense being one of the main themes of the movie.

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Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2020, 08:19:46 AM »
I brought 2001: A Space Travesty on DVD and got about a third of the way in, and.......never watched it it again.



I was wondering how long it would be before that film got a mention on 'ere. It's a truly terrible film, Leslie Nielsen made some awful dross in the twilight of his career, he was like the Ray Milland of spoof films.

Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2020, 08:58:23 PM »
Worst of all was his appearance in the wretched right-wing attempt at spoofery, An American Carol - he appeared in even worse films than this (including two more before he popped his clogs), but the fact that David Zucker was responsible for it is just simply fucking depressing.

And Spy Hard could be worse, but it should still be sent to the cinematic abbatoir for encouraging its screenwriters, the dread Friedberg and Seltzer, to keep doing what they did there. Feh.

Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2020, 11:39:37 AM »
If was as if Nielsen didn't understand why the joke of his casting in Airplane worked so well.  He, along with Stack, Graves, Bridges etc, were stolid, boring actors who had spent 30 or 40 years delivering stolid, boring dialogue, and watching them use that same style with insane material was hilarious.  Actually trying to be funny could never work. 

Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2020, 12:35:38 PM »
Was Spy Hard the pivot point where parody movies started being built around spoofs\recreations of specific scenes rather than being goofy riffs on a genre? Moments like that had always existed of course (e.g. the Saturday Night Fever scene in Airplane!, the Untouchable Potemikin spoof in 33 1\3) but they became the focus at a certain point. Wrongfully Accused was in that mold and Scary Movie popularised it. Although I guess maybe Airplane was kind of like that, but not many of us had seen Zero Hour!.

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Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2020, 12:58:32 PM »
Was Spy Hard the pivot point where parody movies started being built around spoofs\recreations of specific scenes rather than being goofy riffs on a genre? Moments like that had always existed of course (e.g. the Saturday Night Fever scene in Airplane!, the Untouchable Potemikin spoof in 33 1\3) but they became the focus at a certain point. Wrongfully Accused was in that mold and Scary Movie popularised it. Although I guess maybe Airplane was kind of like that, but not many of us had seen Zero Hour!.

The difference is that you don't need to have seen Zero Hour! to enjoy Airplane!, whereas recreating a specific scene is more of a jab in the ribs ("Do you get it? Do you see what we're doing?") and there's always the thing that the joke will whoosh over your head if you don't know what the reference is. I hadn't seen The Crying Game when I first saw Naked Gun 331/3, so the (spoilery) reference to it was a bit meaningless.

Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2020, 03:01:19 PM »
It's definitely possible to parody things people haven't seen in an entertaining fashion, but a lot of filmmakers just don't care and do parodies in a half-assed, pointless, drawn-out, unfunny, soul-destroying way that's totally unenjoyable unless you get the reference. It's good when you enjoy something and then discover it's a parody (as with a lot of classic Simpsons) and get the extra depth. A lot of old Looney Tunes cartoons seem to use incredibly specific parodies of now totally forgotten things, but as long as it's fun and energetic, it doesn't matter.

Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2020, 06:05:14 AM »
Was Spy Hard the pivot point where parody movies started being built around spoofs\recreations of specific scenes rather than being goofy riffs on a genre? Moments like that had always existed of course (e.g. the Saturday Night Fever scene in Airplane!, the Untouchable Potemikin spoof in 33 1\3) but they became the focus at a certain point. Wrongfully Accused was in that mold and Scary Movie popularised it. Although I guess maybe Airplane was kind of like that, but not many of us had seen Zero Hour!.

I just watched National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon from recommendations on this thread (or the other one) and like, if you hadn't seen Basic Instinct or Silence of the Lambs you'd be baffled, let alone whichever of the Lethal Weapon films has the helicopter destroy the beach side shack

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Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2020, 08:47:25 PM »
I just watched National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon from recommendations on this thread (or the other one) and like, if you hadn't seen Basic Instinct or Silence of the Lambs you'd be baffled, let alone whichever of the Lethal Weapon films has the helicopter destroy the beach side shack

was it any good tho?

Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2020, 11:34:30 PM »
was it any good tho?

It's above Spy Hard but below Hot Shots 2

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Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2020, 11:43:42 PM »
I liked him as the President in Scary Movie 3, which is the best of the Scary Movie franchise.

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Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2020, 11:48:12 AM »
The Scary Movie franchise is odd, because it started out (I think) as a parody of Scream, which was itself a meta-horror movie. I think. As in, Scream was already a parody, but in a good, proper sense - an actual horror movie which deliberately used tropes from horror movies. Making the original Scary Movie almost completely redundant.

Perhaps. I mean, tell me that's wrong.

Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2020, 09:09:13 PM »
Not wrong at all. People were commenting on that since it came out. Scream's original title was Scary Movie, for feck's shakes. As an admirer of good parody, that always pissed me off a bit.

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Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2020, 09:00:53 PM »
Well they brought the David Zucker in for the third one, which is why it improved. The Wayans brothers and Friedberg & Seltzer seemed to have little understanding of what parody means.

Re: Post Naked Gun 33/3 Leslie Nelson parodies - The final insult?
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2020, 11:01:23 PM »
Yep, I was quite excited for it and at the time it didn't disappoint (much). Enjoyable enough to be worth dealing with "got excited for a second sequel to Scary Movie because it was being whitewashed and watered down (to a PG-13)" on my judgement day.

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