Monday, April 1, 2013

Rant about Comedy films

Rant about Comedy in films

Comedy films are hard for me to review because if I don’t find it funny it’s not a comedy, also everyone has a different prospective of what’s funny or not. The really question is should we consider a movie a part of that genre even if the movie doesn’t do a good job at being part of that genre? I can say that Dumb and Dumber isn’t funny to me but I can’t justify why it’s not funny to everyone else. There are comedy films that has good reviews but I don’t find funny like 40 year old virgin

the only part I laugh at in that movie was this. 

 The problems I have with R rated comedies is nudity and sex jokes. I’m not against sex jokes I think the sex jokes in sitcoms and the Austin Powers films are funnier, it just there is a different between sex jokes and describing how you want to get freaky with someone.  

Here are some examples.

Me: Let’s go to our first caller hi.

The caller: Hi what’s your take on improvements?

Me: what do you mean?

The caller: I mean if a man wants to attract the ladies he has to improve himself by enlarging his package.

Me: OK next caller good afternoon.

Caller 2: Good afternoon how are you?

Me: Fine go head.

Caller 2: I just want to say that I’m glad this war is coming to an end; I mean we keep getting held over and held over. We haven’t seen our family in year; I don’t remember what my wife looks like when we do missionary.

Me: Come on y’all are making my ears bleed. People this is a family radio show, keep the conversation family friendly please and thank you. Let’s go to our next caller good afternoon.

Caller 3: Good afternoon I hope this doesn’t bother you but I’ve been imagine what you look like in the nude.

Me: Alright that’s it I’m done I’m done I’m not doing this anymore.   
The propose of comedy is to make light of you problems, however just like free speech there should be boundaries when it comes to comedy. I mean I noticed a contradiction like Dane Cook joked about shooting in Aurora and no one thinks it’s funny, because it was too soon to joke about that. In crime shows and movies they joke about an ordeal that happens to women and children. This bothers me because first of all that's not funny, second if they know this is happening to men and women in prison then they are not doing a good job at preventing it for happening. If it’s not funny that this happens to women and children then why is it funny when it happen to men? I thought former President Bush fixed this problem. If it was up to me I would just execute the inmates, I mean if going to prison especially in Mexico is not worst then death then I don’t know what is. Personally I don’t joke about issues that are a big deal. I would look like a hypocrite if I said I don’t find dark comedy funny, because I did laugh in the dark knight when the Joker killed that guy with a pencil, and when he blow up the hospital. However it wouldn’t be funny if people were in the building. Like I said before there should be boundaries when it comes to dark comedy, we can’t tell kids that it’s not funny to set someone on fire and we laugh at that.         

P.S here is a example of how to joke about a serious issue.