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The 2008 film Disaster Movie is a parody movie that pokes fun at popular movies and television shows, as well as pop culture icons and events. The film is directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the duo behind other parody films such as Scary Movie and Epic Movie. The ensemble cast includes Carmen Electra, Vanessa Lachey, and Nicole Parker, among others.
The movie begins with a group of friends who are going about their everyday lives when an asteroid comes hurtling towards Earth. The friends must navigate their way through a series of disasters and obstacles, including everything from bickering superheroes to zombie attacks, in order to save themselves and the planet.
Throughout the film, the characters encounter a host of celebrities, including the likes of Hannah Montana, Amy Winehouse, and Iron Man. The various parodies poke fun at popular movies such as Juno, 10,000 BC, and The Chronicles of Narnia. The movie also takes aim at various television shows, including American Idol and High School Musical.
The humor in Disaster Movie is distasteful and relies heavily on sexual innuendos, bodily function jokes, and slapstick comedy. The film mostly relies on references to pop culture and other movies to generate laughs, rather than any actual wit or cleverness in the writing.
The performances in the movie are nothing to write home about, with the cast mostly just going through the motions. Carmen Electra portrays a character who is obsessed with her looks, while Vanessa Lachey plays the role of her friend who is constantly trying to set her up with a man. Nicole Parker portrays several different characters throughout the film, including a parody of Sarah Palin and a spin on the character from Juno.
Despite its many flaws, Disaster Movie did manage to make a decent amount of money at the box office upon its release. However, it was panned by critics and mostly forgotten in the years since. The film's humor has not aged well, and it is unlikely that it will ever be remembered as anything more than a forgettable parody movie that relied too heavily on references to pop culture.
Disaster Movie is a 2008 comedy. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 1.9 and a MetaScore of 15.