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As Justin Lin's 'Fast & Furious 6' is gearing up to race into theaters next weekend, the franchise has apparently reached a place of honor in filmdom. That is, if you happen believe that that spoofing is the highest form of flattery. It appears 'The Fast and the Furious' film series is the target of an in-development spoof movie called 'Superfast,' which is set to be directed by none other than Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. Friedberg and Seltzer are the duo behind similar send-ups like 'Epic Movie,' 'Meet the Spartans,' and 'Disaster Movie.' The company K5 International is currently trying to sell the movie at Cannes. 'Superfast' is said to take aim at "the fast cars, fast women and wooden acting that has made the 'Fast and Furious' franchise one of the most successful in Hollywood history."
I remember how idiotic I thought it was when I heard Darth Vader scream "noooo" at the end of 'Star Wars: Episode III,' but I have to say my first inclination upon reading this piece of news is to mimic that exact outcry. Are you freaking kidding me here?! I thought we were done with these no-talent hacks. Despite how much money their movies tend to make, which is a sad reflection of our collective national I.Q., Friedberg and Seltzer have as much understanding of the fundamentals of comedy as does a sugared-up toddler whose parents are first cousins. I am really hoping that they can't sell this movie, or if they do, that it is relegated to the overseas markets so we won't be subjected to it in stateside theaters. The funniest part about this to me, and again "funny" is a word with which these two should learn to someday acquaint themselves, is that the 'Fast and the Furious' franchise, especially in the two most recent films, has embraced their cheesy quirks and shortcomings to the point that they have become self-aware jabs at themselves. Therefore, making fun of these movies at this point, and bravo to Friedberg and Seltzer for being so timely with their mockery, is redundant.
What do you guys think? Any legitimate Friedberg and Seltzer fans out there? Do you see an actual point to this project?
Source: The Wrap