Spaceballs (1987)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet, one of his funniest roles. His unusually giant helmet itself is the biggest source of laughter.
2) In many ways, it’s more entertaining than the original Star-Wars movie. Barf, based on Chewbacca, is doing a better job than Chewbacca did in Star Wars.

 
CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
President Skroob: You got to help me. I don’t know what to do. I can’t make decisions. I’m a president!

Murder by Death (1976)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 

PROS –
1) A spoof of the whodunit murder-mystery films with characters resembling famous fictional detectives.
2) A huge ensemble of Hollywood A-listers including Alec Guinness, David Niven, & an unrecognizable Peter Sellers as Sidney Wang.
3) The climax is nonsensical but at the same time apt for a movie meant for spoofing this genre.
4) Peter Falk as Sam Diamond was spot-on parodying Sam Spade (or Humphrey Bogart in general), accompanying his sexy & mistreated secretary who is ending her every spoken sentence with “Sam”.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Sam Diamond: The last time that I trusted a dame was in Paris in 1940. She said she was going out to get a bottle of wine. Two hours later, the Germans marched into France.

The Nude Bomb (1980)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Quite impressive set designs and production value for a spoof-movie.

 

CONS –
1) Better watch any Naked Gun movie starring Leslie Nielsen.

 
QUOTE –
Norman Saint-Sauvage: You’re a strange man, Mr. Smart.
Maxwell Smart: I’m strange?! Listen, fella. Anyone that runs around with pantyhose over their head and tries to make the whole world nude, that’s strange.

Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) A well made spoof movie
2) Marlon Wayans as Loc Dog

 
CONS –
1) A one time watch affair with cliched and caricaturish characters

 
QUOTE –
Loc Dog: Name: Loc Dog, baby. Height: Six-deuce! Age: 19. Father’s name: mmm… I dunno. Sex: hell yeah, nigga! Salary desired: 3 million dollars! Cash!

Undercover Brother (2002)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Unapologetically politically incorrect, racist and funny spoof of blaxploitation genre
2) Dave Chappelle as Conspiracy Brother – he got the best lines in the movie
3) Denise Richards as White She-Devil aka “Black Man’s Kryptonite”

 

 

Cons –

 

 

1. Chris Kattan – over-acting

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Smart Brother: I performed a full range spectral analysis on Miss White She-Devil’s brain waves.Then, I unlocked her subconscious using a special form of hypnosis.Then, I gently brushed her hair.Then, I reached deep within her tight little pockets and I found a list of The Man’s targets.

Black Dynamite (2009)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) The “Code Kansas” decoding scene – the best part of the movie.
2) Funny names – Cream Corn, Tasty Freeze, Gunsmoke, Bullhorn, etc.
3) Kung-Fu Treachery!
4) Not just a spoof of the blaxploitation films, it was a lot like the grind-house experiments done by Tarantino and Rodriguez.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Black Dynamite: Your knowledge of scientific biological transmogrification is only outmatched by your zest for kung-fu treachery!

Kung Fury (2015)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) 80s nostalgia summarised in 31 minutes
2) Kung Fury vs Nazi Army : Steet Fighter
3) Epic Characters : Barbarianna, Katana, Hoff 9000 / Hackerman etc.
4) Epic / Sci-Fi / Spoof / Fantasy – all in a shoe-string budget.
5) CGI – Poor but smart

 

Cons –

1) McGruber rip-off.

 

 
Quote –
Babe: What are you gonna do?
Kung Fury: My job.

Scary Movie 5 (2013)

Scary Movie 5

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros – n/a
Cons – Utter waste of time.The worst movie in the Scary Movie franchise.

 

Quote
Lindsay Lohan: I don’t wanna end up all over the internet. I pride myself in keeping a low profile. My private life is private.