|Hooker - 2015-07-26 |
It's amazing that the guys who so insightfully deconstructed the Star Wars prequels are not capable of making something better than this.
Two Jar Slave
"Being bad on purpose" is an idea I can't quite wrap my head around. It's basically the same as parody, isn't it? Like, they're making a film that spoofs dumb movie cliches, and they're using their particular brand of humour to draw attention to bad cliches and Hollywood formulas. So the story is "bad on purpose" because it's skewering cliches. This is also a slacker comedy, which means the hero is "bad on purpose." Space Cop is a lazy, fat slob who has to save the world. That's also fine.
But why the avoidably terrible sound quality and cinematography? I know movie-making is harder than it seems, but even their episodes of Half in the Bag or the live-action Plinkett sequences (in his basement or whatever) look better and sound better than this trailer. It goes beyond parody and into a realm of technical laziness that I just don't get. Is it part of the joke? Is it "bad on purpose" in the same way Kung Fury is, or is it different?
I can't express how pointless the idea of spending years making something that's "supposed to be bad" sounds to me. I'd get it if it was a Canon Films-style moneymaking scheme, but these "bad on purpose" internet projects don't have the intelligence to grift money out of suckers. Does anyone have insight into this particularly 2000s-era phenomenon?
Two Jar Slave
I should say "grift significant amounts of money out of suckers". This was probably kickstarted like Kung Fury, but nobody's getting rich enough off it to rightly claim con man status.
Oh and from the other trailers they look like they're filming with shitty equipment, like someone's old camcorder or something. And they probably could use a sound engineer who knows how to reduce and mask background noise.
Don't be sad, this is still above Marvel and DC quality.
I'm mostly repulsed by the lame, tired gags. Like the throwing the picture away gag with the breaking glass sound effect. It's not funny on any level.
Well at least it'll be better than the Ashens movie.
"But it's hard to be bad on purpose and charming in the same way as all those terrible 00 + unlimited coke productions of the 70s and 80s were, because they really WERE trying...kinda..."
It's because those were almost always shot on film, so no matter how incompetent they were, every second of every shot had to count because even in the 80s 16mm film was EXPENSIVE.
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