I kept thinking to myself today; "Why does nobody make great comedy anymore? Why don't people make comedy anymore?" I mean, look at it; the best thing that's been released in the past three years of comedy is, arguably, Tropic Thunder. But hell, if we're to be honest about it films such as Disaster Movie, or Meet The Spartans, have managed to get as much attention, if not more, and have left more of a mark on our perceptions of modern comedy. I'm sure most of you could name more bad comedy films than you could good ones.
Are these the faces that our children will associate with comedy in our generation?
It's a fair question. After all, how many ... Movies have there been?
(Apparently coming in 2011)
Do you see what I mean?! There's a tonne of them! And they just keep coming! For every semi-decent comedy
... there's another one of these 'spoofs' coming out.
As Barack Obama comes into power promising a new era of change and wealth, will we ever see a change in comedy? Will there ever be our Airplane!, or Search for the Holy Grail? Or are our generation's films doomed to be looked upon as a comedic void, where comedy is not only poor and mishandled, but also lazy and shallow. Our comedy, even the best of it, has no real lasting chance when it's overrun by farcical attempts at the dreaded 'spoof', such as those listed above.
What hope is there for the next ten years? There's war, famine, recession, depression, fear, hate, ignorance and our comedy sucks balls. Big ones too. But, if you're finding this article bringing you down, there is always one thing that should cheer you up...
At least they can't take down Monty Python. And as long as there's these films around, inspiring us, making us smile, maybe there's hope that something will come, something huge. Something hilarious. We can only hope.