10 Movie Crazes You Forgot Were A Thing

9. Parodies

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When a spoof is done right it can be a thing of pure beauty. See, Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein and Spaceballs as two examples of what can be achieved when the correct levels of wit and self awareness are combined with, you know, making the film actually funny.

A string of god awful spoofs started to raid the box office in the mid-2000's - ranging from the bad (Epic Movie) to the down right offence (Meet the Spartans). It's not that the acting was particularly bad, it's that these films seemed to be designed for someone with the attention span of a gnat -which made their popularity near miraculous. We devolved from a monster putting on a show stealing performance of Puttin' On The Ritz to fart and incest jokes.

Scary Movie and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story aside, the quality of the spoof has been in a low ebb for nearly three decades and now that the paying public are regularly being spoilt with new original comedy movies, the day of the parody seems to be done.

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