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(The Dissolve)   1991's Hot Shots served as toothless popularizer of modern parody movies, which are lazy, supremely unfunny exercises. "There's not a single joke, or even an acknowledgment, of the rampant homoeroticism for which the original film is now infamous"   (thedissolve.com) divider line 163
    More: Obvious, chick flick, parody, Jennifer Coolidge, Moore, epic film, common courtesy, Aaron Seltzer, Michelle Pfeiffer  
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2014-07-21 02:24:17 AM  
Looks like I need to stop liking what this guy doesn't!
 
2014-07-21 06:59:58 AM  
I loved Hot Shots but what do I know, I took a bullet at Corregidor, 1945. Passed straight through my head from one ear to the other...
 
2014-07-21 07:15:32 AM  

PhiloeBedoe: I loved Hot Shots but what do I know, I took a bullet at Corregidor, 1945. Passed straight through my head from one ear to the other...


You're joking!
 
2014-07-21 07:25:13 AM  

gnosis301: Looks like I need to stop liking what this guy doesn't!


Nothing is as funny as when you are young. After that it's just stupid kids and bad jokes, don'tchaknow?
 
2014-07-21 07:28:37 AM  
Somehow I think easy, hack parody movies would have still found their way into Hollywood, with or without the existence of Hot Shots.
 
2014-07-21 07:29:37 AM  
Hot Shots was worth it for the scene where the Sheens shout "I loved you in 'Wall St'" at each other from passing PT boats.

Otherwise, not as funny as Airplane.
 
2014-07-21 07:30:10 AM  
Sure, she's a great piece of tail with a blouse full of goodies.

Sphincter Mucous Niner Ringworm, roger.
 
2014-07-21 07:30:58 AM  

edmo: gnosis301: Looks like I need to stop liking what this guy doesn't!

Nothing is as funny as when you are young. After that it's just stupid kids and bad jokes, don'tchaknow?


Meh, it was no Hot Shots: Part Deux
 
2014-07-21 07:34:13 AM  
 
2014-07-21 07:34:15 AM  
The "is it safe" joke came out of nowhere and had me rolling,

What does this writer want, a comedy like the Godfather that insists upon itself?
 
2014-07-21 07:34:23 AM  
If you write out most gags, they don't sound as funny:

"Two black guys speak so unintelligibly that no one can understand them.  Strangely enough an old woman does understand them and is able to speak like them in their slang.  And to make it funnier, the old woman is the mother from Leave it to Beaver because why not?"
 
2014-07-21 07:36:33 AM  

edmo: gnosis301: Looks like I need to stop liking what this guy doesn't!

Nothing is as funny as when you are young. After that it's just stupid kids and bad jokes, don'tchaknow?


Have you re-watched Cheech and Chong lately? They make My Little Pony look like farking Shakespeare in comparison.

Low-brow comedy wears over time, and by the time you're in your mid 30s you've heard them all before. And until the blessing of senility makes it so you can watch The Big Bang Theory reruns 4 nights a week without being able to quote it line by line, you might get a little bored with the repetition.
 
2014-07-21 07:40:06 AM  
There are movies that I enjoy just because they're in the ZAZ style...and Hot Shots is one of them.  My message to the author:
fcdn.roadbikereview.com
 
2014-07-21 07:40:25 AM  
or even an acknowledgment, of the rampant homoeroticism for which the original film is now infamous

I thought it was in there because they were making fun of it being in movies like Top Gun. That volleyball scene was obviously meant for more of an audience than just the women.
 
2014-07-21 07:41:57 AM  
Airplane worked because they bought a script, Zero Hour!, and then added jokes to it, like wise a lot of the earlier ZAZ stuff, Mel Brook's, and the stuff from Christopher Guest and Rob Reiner works because if you removed the jokes you have a semblance of a movie underneath it that has some plot and structure to it.

The Not ___ Movies other then Not a Teen Movie failed to get this. They were an amalgamation of jokes and pop culture references without an underlying movie. Good parody/satire has to have some understanding of what they are parodying other then LOL! ITS STUPID YO! I do have to say even though it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea I think David Wain's They Came Together is the closest I've seen anyone come to ZAZ level parody in a while with the correct level of absurdity throw in. Hell there is one joke in that movie (the one about the deck) that Paul Rudd does a dead on Leslie Nielsen delivery.
 
2014-07-21 07:45:02 AM  
I'm ashamed to admit that I recently saw Scary Movie 5 on cable, and found it more funny than not.
 
2014-07-21 07:45:10 AM  
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2014-07-21 07:48:26 AM  

jayhawk88: Somehow I think easy, hack parody movies would have still found their way into Hollywood, with or without the existence of Hot Shots.


Yep. The Wayans had already gotten into the game with I'm Gonna Get You Sucka.

The Hot Shots movies were a flawed, but good sendup of everything that was wrong with 80s action movies, although the second one was leaps and bounds better than the first.
 
2014-07-21 07:49:03 AM  
i43.tinypic.com
 
2014-07-21 07:49:15 AM  
Yeah, but what's a chafing dish?
 
2014-07-21 07:51:52 AM  

gnosis301: Looks like I need to stop liking what this guy doesn't!


He started it.
 
2014-07-21 07:58:02 AM  
It's my eyes. I've got walleye-vision.

Isn't there something that can be done?

Well, there's a delicate corneal inversion procedure - a multioptipupiloptomy. But, in order to keep from damaging the eye sockets, they've got to go in through the rectum. Ain't no man going to take that route with me!
 
2014-07-21 08:12:04 AM  
Maybe, but helping Charlie dispose of that hooker who OD'd in his dressing room was the best career investment John Cryer ever made.

/Ryan Stiles supplied the carpet.
 
2014-07-21 08:12:11 AM  
Loaner, huh?
 
2014-07-21 08:13:19 AM  

zedster: Airplane worked because they bought a script, Zero Hour!, and then added jokes to it, .....


Very informative. Thanks for posting that.
 
2014-07-21 08:17:40 AM  

Sybarite: [38.media.tumblr.com image 500x264]



I know it was supposed to be funny, but that was probably one of the sexiest non-nude scenes of all time.
 
2014-07-21 08:19:00 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Hot Shots was worth it for the scene where the Sheens shout "I loved you in 'Wall St'" at each other from passing PT boats.

Otherwise, not as funny as Airplane.


And neither of them were as funny as Top Secret!.
 
2014-07-21 08:28:46 AM  
My father used to say that not playing to win is like sleeping with your sister. Sure she's a great piece of tail, with a blouse full of goodies, but... it's just illegal.
 
2014-07-21 08:33:04 AM  

zedster: The Not ___ Movies other then Not a Teen Movie failed to get this. They were an amalgamation of jokes and pop culture references without an underlying movie


I'd contend that there aren't even any jokes. From the ones I've unfortunately seen, they all consist of "Hey remember that scene from that movie 6 months ago? That's the joke!". Sort of like Seth Macfarlane without the subtlety. They are nothing like Hot Shots, Airplane, Top Secret, etc. They are to the ZAZ movies like Sharktapus is to Jaws.
 
2014-07-21 08:33:24 AM  
But better than Spy Hard
 
2014-07-21 08:33:28 AM  

fastfxr: Loaner, huh?


No, I own it
 
2014-07-21 08:38:00 AM  

Sybarite: [38.media.tumblr.com image 500x264]


Yes, Valeria Golino is what I remember from that movie.  Not much else.
 
2014-07-21 08:38:07 AM  

Mugato: zedster: The Not ___ Movies other then Not a Teen Movie failed to get this. They were an amalgamation of jokes and pop culture references without an underlying movie

I'd contend that there aren't even any jokes. From the ones I've unfortunately seen, they all consist of "Hey remember that scene from that movie 6 months ago? That's the joke!". Sort of like Seth Macfarlane without the subtlety. They are nothing like Hot Shots, Airplane, Top Secret, etc. They are to the ZAZ movies like Sharktapus is to Jaws.


I saw Scary Movie 3 (under protest), the one with Leslie Neilson and Charlie Sheen in it.  Any scene not featuring one of those two was unwatchable.  Instead of jokes, they fell back on running around and screaming (the Chris Farley School of Comedy).
 
2014-07-21 08:38:13 AM  

Mugato: zedster: The Not ___ Movies other then Not a Teen Movie failed to get this. They were an amalgamation of jokes and pop culture references without an underlying movie

I'd contend that there aren't even any jokes. From the ones I've unfortunately seen, they all consist of "Hey remember that scene from that movie 6 months ago? That's the joke!". Sort of like Seth Macfarlane without the subtlety. They are nothing like Hot Shots, Airplane, Top Secret, etc. They are to the ZAZ movies like Sharktapus is to Jaws.


Are there any others besides 'Not another teen movie'?
I know there were 3000 scary/hero/epic movies, and 2000 American Pie spinoffs but I wasn't aware of any others in that series.
 
2014-07-21 08:38:26 AM  

Sybarite: [38.media.tumblr.com image 500x264]


Absolutely. The funniest gag of the era. Love that.
 
2014-07-21 08:39:10 AM  

minoridiot: Sybarite: [38.media.tumblr.com image 500x264]

Yes, Valeria Golino is what I remember from that movie.  Not much else.


Valeria Golino. What a dish. And funny in two languages.
 
2014-07-21 08:40:24 AM  

Mugato: zedster: The Not ___ Movies other then Not a Teen Movie failed to get this. They were an amalgamation of jokes and pop culture references without an underlying movie

I'd contend that there aren't even any jokes. From the ones I've unfortunately seen, they all consist of "Hey remember that scene from that movie 6 months ago? That's the joke!". Sort of like Seth Macfarlane without the subtlety. They are nothing like Hot Shots, Airplane, Top Secret, etc. They are to the ZAZ movies like Sharktapus is to Jaws.


That's the genius of shows like the Simpsons, where the joke was made funny and worked on it's own even if you had never seen what they were referencing. Recognizing the reference just made you appreciate it on an extra level.
 
2014-07-21 08:41:38 AM  
Love the Hot Shot movies. Another parody movie people are forgetting that I love is Loaded Weapon 1
 
2014-07-21 08:43:40 AM  

exparrot: Are there any others besides 'Not another teen movie'?
I know there were 3000 scary/hero/epic movies, and 2000 American Pie spinoffs but I wasn't aware of any others in that series


I was talking about Date Movie, Epic Movie, etc.
 
2014-07-21 08:43:47 AM  

johncspartan38: Love the Hot Shot movies. Another parody movie people are forgetting that I love is Loaded Weapon 1


Wilderness Girls!
 
2014-07-21 08:45:23 AM  
This is why Young Frankenstein works but Dracula: Dead and Loving It doesn't.  Mel Brooks started making his movies like the modern spoofs instead of doing what he did best.

I'm sorry, I know everyone loves it, but it started with Spaceballs.  It was funny, but a lot of it was "Hey, can you guess what we're spoofing here?"

Also, the problem with his later movies is he started explaining the jokes.

In Robin Hood, the character Blinkin walks in and Dave Chappelle says "Hey Blinkin!"  and the blind guy says "Abe Lincoln??"

That's the joke and where it should end.  But then Dave says "No, I said "Hey Blinkin" and now the joke is ruined.
 
2014-07-21 08:46:21 AM  
Homoeroticism wasn't as funny in '91 as it is now.

/liked Hot Shots, it's no Airplane! but it is light years better than the run of schlocky parody movies that have come out recently...e.g. Any of the Wayans horror parodies, the disaster movie parodies, the date movie parodies...actually the parody movies pretty much all blow now, why is this guy biatching about Hot Shots?
 
2014-07-21 08:48:20 AM  
Not Another Teen Movie was a perfect parody of 80's teen dramas.
 
2014-07-21 08:49:14 AM  

buntz: 'm sorry, I know everyone loves it, but it started with Spaceballs


Spaceballs does not hold up well at all.

And Dracula:DALI had a weird dramatic ending like in the last reel they decided they wanted to make a straight Dracula movie.
 
2014-07-21 08:52:10 AM  

Bondith: Mugato: zedster: The Not ___ Movies other then Not a Teen Movie failed to get this. They were an amalgamation of jokes and pop culture references without an underlying movie

I'd contend that there aren't even any jokes. From the ones I've unfortunately seen, they all consist of "Hey remember that scene from that movie 6 months ago? That's the joke!". Sort of like Seth Macfarlane without the subtlety. They are nothing like Hot Shots, Airplane, Top Secret, etc. They are to the ZAZ movies like Sharktapus is to Jaws.

I saw Scary Movie 3 (under protest), the one with Leslie Neilson and Charlie Sheen in it.  Any scene not featuring one of those two was unwatchable.  Instead of jokes, they fell back on running around and screaming (the Chris Farley School of Comedy).


That must be a loud school.

/shots at Farley?
//the nintys are officially dead, maaaaan
 
2014-07-21 08:52:51 AM  
Pat Proft deserves a lifetime achievement award of some type.
 
2014-07-21 08:52:51 AM  
The author probably had a point but he lost it over Macho Grande.
 
2014-07-21 08:56:48 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Not Another Teen Movie was a perfect parody of 80's teen dramas.


And Mia Kirshner was all sorts of hot in that.
 
2014-07-21 08:56:57 AM  

buntz: I'm sorry, I know everyone loves it, but it started with Spaceballs.  It was funny, but a lot of it was "Hey, can you guess what we're spoofing here?"


I'm with you. Spaceballs always felt more ham-handed than The Producers, Blazing Saddles, or Young Frankenstein.
 
2014-07-21 08:57:25 AM  

Spanky McStupid: The author probably had a point but he lost it over Macho Grande.


Over Macho Grande?
 
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