"I've been called the Father of Movie Parody, and...I'd like to apologize.
" - Mel Brooks, "Young Frankenstein" Blu-ray commentary, 2009 (Oh, and Spy Hard wasn't Zucker/Abrams-- Despite being the first of Leslie Nielsen's "free-agent" movies, it was directed by Rick Friedberg--who had already directed some bad Leslie Nielsen comedy DTV's for VHS--and written by his son Jason, who teamed with Aaron Seltzer, and....well, YOU
= It's easy to make fun of other people's creative work.. Ridicule and mockery doesn't take much talent. I also question the ethics of producers who exploit the creativity and hard-earned success of other films for their own self-aggrandizement.
Also, considering that this was likely being filmed before Lincoln and Dark Knight Rises hit theaters, the filmmakers were obviously borrowing Disaster Movie's later-abandoned strategy of doing jokes about overexposed movie trailers
, months before they hit theaters, so that the jokes would be "current" by the time the movie was released. Of course, the downside is, you end up trying to make jokes about movies you technically haven't seen
yet, and are basically guessing your way through in the dark based on two sick-of minutes, but hey, these things happen, can't make an omelet, and all that.