'Star Wars' Spoof In The Works -- 'Scary Movie' Team Continues 'Lazy Comedy'?

Tony Smejek

Star Wars: The Force Awakens and other Lucasfilm movies move forward into the sci-fi genre, but what of the parody/spoof genre of film? The Scary Movie team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer will be moving forward as writers and directors of a new Star Wars spoof called Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens the Last Jedi Who Went Rogue, according to an exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter.

"Jason and Aaron are a powerhouse duo who have proven time and time again that they are fully tapped into what audiences love. Their fearless take on pop culture has us beyond thrilled to tackle the world's most popular franchise with the two of them leading us into a galaxy far, far away."
"These are the guys that single-handedly killed an entire genre."

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It was also cited by Collider that this is "lazy" comedy.

"None of these films are remotely funny or smart, as Seltzer and Friedberg's angle is to simply recreate scenes from famous movies then add a fart joke, a dumb line, goofy makeup, etc. to take it "over the top." This is far from the incisive wit of someone like Mel Brooks, and is instead an incredibly lazy way to capitalize on the success of a particular genre."

Star Wars has always been a butt of jokes in sketch comedies or any kind of comedy for that matter. After all, mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery, right? Saturday Night Live had its recent sketch starring Adam Driver in a spoof of The Force Awakens. The bit was entitled Star Wars Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base. Although it's a long title, it is still small by comparison to Friedberg and Seltzer's Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens the Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.

Of course, you can't but help get a chuckle out of the lengthy title since fans have been speculating the real franchise's movie titles when they are pieced together with Star Wars 9 remaining a mystery. Perhaps this inspired the two spoof writers/directors?

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