Disaster Movie seems like a long drawn-out Saturday Night Live or Mad TV skit. In fact several of the leads in the film are current Mad TV cast members and do multiple roles in the film. The cast is talented, and kudos to getting the Mad TV cast since they do spoofs on a weekly basis, but the film is very weak and should be the final nail in the coffin for the spoof genre for a while, but I’m sure there’ll be another one in the upcoming months.
For a lousy film, Disaster Movie has a good number of extras. There’s commentary by the director and cast. It’s clear they enjoyed making this film, but I could barely make it through the film the first time. Unless you’re reviewing the film, I don’t see anyone sitting through the commentary.
There are a number of behind-the-scenes featurettes that show tours of the set and various cast members talking about their roles. There was some apprehension with the Mad TV cast since they’ve spoofed some of the actresses in the cast and now have to work with them. Again, the cast truly enjoyed working on this film, but the material has been done so many times its lost its uniqueness.
There’s a “Who’s Spoofing Who” featurette that gives a rundown of which actor is spoofing what celebrity or character which is probably the best featurette of the bunch. Rounding out the extras are two Sing-a-longs seen in the film - “High School Musical Sing-a-long” and “I’m F**king Matt Damon Sing-a-long.”
I think this genre is radioactive and needs to cool down for several years before another spoof is attempted.