Sunday, August 17, 2008

FILM: Religious Movie Spoofs - "Tropic Thunder" & "Alienate People"

While we've all grown tired of the Scary Movie sequels and their cousins, Date Movie, Epic Movie, and Disaster Movie, it's seems there's a new undercurrent of religious spoofs.

The intro to Tropic Thunder is actually a compilation of fake trailers for movies that the stars are in. One in particular stands out the most. Robert Downey Jr. plays an Australian Oscar winning actor who was heralded for his portrayal of a gay monk who must fight his desires. Tobey Maguire makes a hilarious cameo as the monk's young lover.

Then this afternoon, as I was skimming the web, I found a fake trailer that was shot for the movie How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. One of the film's characters is an overpaid actress (Megan Fox), who is starring in an Oscar-nominated film called Teresa: The Making of a Saint. The way it's shot is supposed to be borderline serious and comical. But what really pushes it over the edge is the voice-over which veers into action movie territory. Watch it below:

Do you think these religious spoofs will catch on?

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