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'Epic Movie'
(Kal Penn, Adam Campbell, Jennifer Coolidge, Fred Willard, Jim Piddock, et al / NR / 87 mins / Regency Pictures)

Overview: In the grand tradition of Scary Movie and Date Movie comes this spoof of mega-blockbusters. Four orphans visit a chocolate factory and are transported to the wonderful land of Gnarnia where they battle pirates, wizards and the dastardly White Bitch.

Verdict: OK, to put this as swiftly as humanely possible, the parodies on display here may well be bite-sized, but they bear no teeth marks! 'Epic Movie' is one long (oh so long!) spoof so devoid of laughs it can no longer be categorized as a comedy!! Including limps parodies on such movies as: Nacho Libre, Snakes on a Plane, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Chronicles of Narnia, X-Men: The Last Stand, Talladega Nights, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Da Vinci Code, all the Harry Potter movies and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, too, they also throw in references to Borat, Lazy Sunday, Flava Flav, Geico insurance commercials, Cribs and a lot more questionable stuff! Trust me, when the guy who played Pedro in Napoleon Dynamite made out with a beaver puppet it was nearly time to vacate the theatre!