‘Epic Movie’ shows in Dillon cinema | SummitDaily.com

‘Epic Movie’ shows in Dillon cinema

In this photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox, Chanchito (Rico Rodriquez) gives Edward (Kal Penn) a painful lesson in libre wrestling in "Epic Movie."(AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox/John P. Johnson)

Showtimes: 4:15, 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Skyline Cinema, Dillon

Attempting to compensate for its own lack of originality and humor, it spoofs several dozen films, a few MTV shows and, of course, Paris Hilton. With the flimsiest of story lines, the movie is more spliced-together mimicry.

It was directed and written by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, who were among the “brains” behind the similar “Scary Movie” franchise and 2006’s “Date Movie.”

Here, they mostly satirize summer blockbusters, framing the film in a spoof of “The Chronicles of Narnia,” an odd choice. “Narnia” may have been a big hit, but action films and comic book adaptations are far more representative blockbuster fare. “Epic Movie” should have been a “Superman” or “Hulk” parody. Instead, it merely jumps from spoof to spoof.One rapidly begins to miss the truly inspired slapstick of “Airplane!” and “The Naked Gun,” which knew to leave their source material in the dust. PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and some comic violence. 86 minutes.

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