Spoof movies are not satires. They do not use comedy or mockery to comment on social problems, politics or any other serious issues of the day. South Park (and the excellent South Park films) is a satire that often uses parody (a humorous reimagining of something serious) to make a point....and asks whether the genre can recover from its current slump.
Spoof movies, however, have no point. They do not have any perspective on anything important at all. They are, in a word, silly. They employ parody to make you laugh. There is no other goal.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
On his Artful Writer blog, Craig Mazin considers what makes a successful spoof film...