Friday, August 20, 2010

my brief thoughts on.... 'Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood'

whatever happened to the good spoof movie....? they're all garbage now.... and Hollywood knows it.... it's all a matter of what the bottom line is.... get some unknown to write a slap dash script.... higher no name actors.... make the entire movie for next to nothing and you know tht between theater sales and rentals, the movie will make all the money back and more.... it's a no brainer.... but these movies are pointless and miss the whole point.... 'Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood' got the joke.... Shawn and Marlon Wayans understood what it was to write something that spoofed a serious genre and make it funny.... they hit the nail on the head and kept hitting it until you fell over laughing.... granted this isn't the only movie that they succeeded with, but it is one of their best.... and everytime i see it, i laugh out loud.... and it seems to be timeless.... it's just was just as funny when i watched it a couple of nights ago as it was way back when.... granted, it does help to have seen all of the movies that they're poking fun of.... but even if you haven't, it's still a funny movie....

the storyline basically uses 'Boyz N The Hood' as it's core.... but then spins out from their into 'Juice', 'Poetic Justice', 'Menace II Society', 'Dead Presidents' and even 'Higher Learning'.... not too mention, i'm sure that i've left some out.... a young man named Ashtray moves back into the hood to live with his father who's the same age as him.... he hangs out with his cousin Loc Dog and their friends Crazy Legs and Preach.... lots of hilarious stuff happens and all the while Keenan Ivory Wayans pops up every once in a while to point out the "message!" in the scene.... as if it wasn't obvious enough.... you just have to watch it to see the genius that it is....this remains a favorite comedy of mine to watch.... and there are many stand out scenes that are classics bits of comedy.... it was a no brainer to give it 4 out of 5 stars.... now, granted you may think i'm heaping way too much praise on a spoof movie, but perhaps you just haven't seen it.... or don't have a funny bone.... this is one that is intended to be included in my DVD collection and for some reason it has been purchased yet.... i guess that's my own fault.... in closing, this is OnDemand right now, so you have NO reason not to go and watch it damn it....! just do what i say. (was that too demanding....?)

some other decent spoof movies: 'Scary Movie'.... that's really the only other one that stands out in my brain right now

Don't Be a Menace... (1996) - Trailer by Melvin-X

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