Friday, January 21, 2011

Film Friday: 2 Amazing Scenes in Otherwise Terrible Movies.

Today instead of reviewing an older comic or doing a movie review, I thought I would spotlight two great scenes in two otherwise pretty bad movies.
Movie: Epic Movie
Scene: Lazy Pirate Day
The movie Epic movie was another one of those "____ movie" films that came out constantly a few years ago after the success of the Scary Movie films. It wasn't very good, and I was bored watching it. Until, out of nowhere, a scene of sheer brilliance struck. The movie had a tendency to throw ideas and references out constantly, with a bunch of misses, but here, everything hits perfectly. You see, there had been a skit on Saturday Night Live called "Lazy Sunday" where Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell rapped about silly stuff. Observe:

So, then-SNL member Darrell Hammond was on the show, and in Epic Movie playing a spoof of Captain Jack Sparrow (or in this case, "Jack Swallows", yeah a stupid joke, I told you the movie stunk). Perhaps he had the idea having seen in on SNL, but suddenly, the movie comes together and a genius bit occurs that skews Pirates of the Carribean, brings in the idea of "Lazy Sunday" and spoofs the terrible Pussycat Dolls song "Beep". Plus Flava Flav shows up. You would think this was just another bunch of random references being thrown at the audience in hopes that they laugh, and it is. However, for some reason, this one scene in the entire movie actually has the ideas gel into something bizarre, hilarious, and clever. Watch, but you can stop when the song ends as the stupid jokes just start back up:

You see what I mean?

Movie: Deep Blue Sea
Scene: Interrupting Shark
Ah, Deep Blue Sea. One of the first R-rated films I ever saw, and also one of silliest movies ever. They make super-smart sharks and then they proceed to break into an underwater facility and eat people. The best part though, is when Samuel L. Jackson is giving an inspirational speech like most movies often have when things look their bleakest, but with a twist:

To quote Dave Chappelle when doing a Samuel L. Jackson impersonation, "They ate me! They fucking ate me!" I'm not alone in loving this scene either.

I hope you enjoyed the clips as much as I did when I first saw them in the movies. Plus, now you don't need to bother seeing the flicks themselves as there isn't much worth viewing besides what has been shown.

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