Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer have made their careers from parodies, coming into their own on Date Movie and Epic Movie, flogging the horse all the way to The Starving Games and the upcoming, or at least proposed, Who the F#@K Took My Daughter?. This is much the way Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker started out... actually, it's closer to the way the ended up, with Friedberg and Seltzer's films being less Airplane! or Naked Gun than Mafia! or An American Carol. The latest of these spoofs is Superfast, which casts lookalikes for Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in a gag-driven reprise of some of the Fast and Furious series most egregious cliches. Here's the trailer that I found hanging out, pretty much undisturbed, on Vimeo. https://vimeo.com/120100126 No, I didn't laugh, but maybe some of that works better in context. And they're at least swinging at some of the right targets - the ethnic cliches, for example - even if they're doing so very bluntly. I don't know if we live in a world where Superfast could get a wide release in cinemas, but it's the sort of thing that will play in heavy rotation on cable, at least for a while. And I know I see a lot of this sort of thing on the shelves in my local Tesco.
Brendon Connelly has been a film writer since the early 90s, with time on the staff of Orbit Magazine, Slashfilm, Bleeding Cool, Den of Geek and many more. He's a long time teacher of film studies and practical filmmaking classes, and has directed music videos, commercials, short films and more. His favourite film is Terry Gilliam's Brazil, his favourite food is pancakes or crepes, and he tries to live his life by the teachings of Kermit the Frog.