Not Another Teen Movie Reviews
I watched this most recently with the trivia track, and I'd like to point out an error. Joanna Garcia's Tourettes-afflicted cheerleader, Sandy Sue, is not merely a send-up of "Grease"'s virginal Sandy Olsen, but more likely a combo of her and "Pleasantville"'s All-American Slut, Jennifer-cum-Mary Sue Parker - whose sweater set, poodle skirt, and 50s curls are a spitting image of Garcia's. Heh heh, cum.
"They served you Breakfast. They gave you Pie. Now we're gonna stuff your face."
Not Another Teen Movie is a painfully unfunny recreation of a variety of high school based films like Varsity Blues, American Pie, and The Breakfast Club. Every joke is so obvious that it takes away any possibility of laughter. You obviously know what you're getting into with this kind of comedy. We've seen countless spoofs for decades now. There's the good classics like Blazing Saddles and Airplane. Then there's the terrible trash we've been plagued with for the last decade like The Comebacks and Vampire's Suck. Occasionally a decent one will come along like Scary Movie, but for the most part, this genre is garbage. Not Another Teen Movie is exactly that, garbage.
So the "plot" for Not Another Teen Movie is this, a popular boy takes a bet to turn a plain Jane into a prom queen. In between there's a party, a football game, and a lot of references to films everyone and their grandmother has seen. Just making dumb references to films and playing out episodic skits to recreate scenes doesn't make a spoof funny. Just because you can recreate every cliche in the book and throw it into an hour and twenty minute movie doesn't mean anything. I can't believe there are actually people out there that think anything in this movie is "clever" or in any way funny.
So bad that I am going to have trouble giving any spoofs in the future a chance. It's sad to see that a genre that Mel Brooks perfected has dove down into the depths of movies like Not Another Teen Movie.
Some part of this movie made this brilliant! Like wearing glasses and a ponytail makes a girl unpopular and ugly. A black guy who has limited dialogues to say in the whole video. There are always unnecessary nudity in most of the teen movies. The famous girl in the high school always turns out to be a bitch and the unpopular one is completely opposite. Always kind and nice. I would say this was better than the Scary Movie. It wasn't all about porn jokes. Though it had some disgusting scenes (and I'll always suggest you not to eat anything while watching a spoof movie). This wasn't a waste of time and the ratings should have been higher. It's a stupid (saying this in a good way) movie. Just enjoy it instead of finding flaws in it. And lastly, you wouldn't find this that much entertaining if you haven't watch the real movies. So watch those first. Then this will make a lot sense to you.
It raised the odd chuckle, but it's a complete no brainer which is mildly amusing.
These kids attend John Hughes High. Brilliant! This movie hit what is wrong with most teen-angst films from the 80s on. Almost every single one has a Pygmalion-esquire plot line where the geeky girl (sometimes boy) is made over so they can fit in with the elite group of rich and popular kids. They've addressed all the clichés, and how unlike high school these movies really are. Think about it, to be popular means to be liked by a lot of people. And who likes the snotty brat who thinks she is prettier than everyone else? I attended several different high schools around the U.S., and these girls exist, but they don't get named prom queen.
The completely nude foreign exchange student is the only part that is a little uncomfortable to stomach (oh, the old lady lesbian kiss *shudders*) But the idea behind the character is hilarious. I wish they kept the line in the movie where Janey Briggs asks why her accent kept changing.
The guy who kept slow clapping at the wrong time, and Molly Ringwald saying fucking teenagers" made the entire movie. If you love or hate teen movies, this is one you HAVE to watch.