Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer
First off, as easy as it is to make fun of TWILIGHT (and brother is it EVER easy to do), to fully ďgetĒ where this film is trying go would requires you to have watched all the TWILIGHT films. Naturally, I have to follow that comment by admitting that yes, Iíve watched all the TWILIGHT films and though I donít exactly loath these movies, I couldnít help but chuckle at some of the things they were poking fun at (Bella being a spoiled bitch and whining all the time, the various gaps in logic and Jacobís shirtlessness were all at the very least grin worthy). That said, this flick does follow the basic play by play of the first two TWILIGHT films rather flawlessly so it really does help to know the actual story going in. Of course, that still wonít make you laugh very much.
The actors were pretty good at keeping a straight face Iíll give them that, not to mention most of them really did look the part of whichever character they were playing. I feel particularly sorry for Diedrich Bader (Oswald from the DREW CAREY SHOW) as this is certainly not a high note for his career, so Iím glad heís got a decent gig with DC for animated voice work. I also wish Ken Jeong would stop whoring himself out to each and every flick with a goofy character to offer as heís worth more than this and truly funny when given a worthwhile script to work from.
VAMPIRES SUCK lives up to its name and sucks like no spoof film has sucked before. The irony here is that although theyíre making it a point to bash the holy hell out of TWILIGHT, all theyíre really doing is feeding the fire by adding yet another film to the TWILIGHT universe. Usually a spoof takes many films into consideration for this type of thing but this one is purely TWILIGHT related. Yes, it does poke fun at vampires and werewolves in general (and the occasional stab at celebs like Tiger Woods and Lady Gaga) but itís obvious where their focus is pointed and I just find it sad that in a world so dead against what the TWILIGHT films are doing to Hollywood (allegedly anyway), that they would so blatantly give TWILIGHT even more power through this mess of a film.
Gag Reel: Yeah, four minutes of train and plane background noise messing up takes mixed in with more Mexican jokes. Rough.
Previews: Thereís a theatrical trailer, a slew of other previews as well as a Digital Copy of the film. This Blu-ray also features both the theatrical and extended, unrated versions giving us a whopping two extra minutes. Are you as pumped as I am?