18 July 2017

Among Its Many Problems

Hollywood is apparently unaware that satire and mockery are not the same word.

To pull of satire, you have to love the subject you're making fun of.

For mockery, all you need is hate.

This is why Galaxy Quest works and Ricky Bobby doesn't.

3 comments:

  1. It's a sad state of affairs when people don't even recognize satire anymore. Could you imagine making a movie like "Blazing Saddles" nowadays. Here is a link to one of my favorite satirical TV shows from back in the seventies:

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2r1oxy

    It would be hilarious to show this today on primetime just to see the reaction..............

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  2. Part of the problem with Ricky Bobby for me was Will Farrell. I've never cared for any of his work (just like I didn't much care for Robin Williams)

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