Death to This Movie
Ashley Hirsch | 05/08/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I decided, even after reading many of the negative reviews, to give this movie a chance. I thought that with Jaime Pressly in it, it couldn't be too bad? Man, I was wrong. The movie was just dumb. I actually prefer the off the wall type comedies, that most reviewers don't like. But this was just out there. I never really laughed, except at myself for actually spending $5 to buy the movie. It was a horrible movie, with an even worse ending. I wouldn't even spend the money to rent this crapfest. I would've given it 0 stars if I could've..."
This Silly Spoof Will Make You Laugh
J. B. Hoyos | Chesapeake, VA | 10/06/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Before I begin my review, let me inform you about the DVD presentation. Audio and video are excellent; there are English subtitles for those of us, including myself, who are hearing impaired. It has a widescreen presentation with an aspect ratio of 1.85:1. There is a montage of deleted scenes; an interview with P -one of the supermodels; and a host of trailers. Strangely enough, I didn't see a trailer for "Death to the Supermodels." Now for my review:
During the eighties, there were numerous movies involving psychopaths murdering models, strippers, and ex-prostitutes, i.e., women, and men, who were gorgeous. (One of the more famous ones is "Calendar Girl Murders" starring a young Sharon Stone.) "Death to the Supermodels" is a silly spoof of such movies. Though not as hilarious as the "Scary Movie" franchise, it will make you laugh and provide a diversion from your worries.
The following tagline on the back cover of the DVD jacket grabbed my attention while summing up the film's simple plot: "They're hot. They're stupid. And they're about to get killed." Five of the world's greatest supermodels are lured to a secluded island for a photo shoot that will change the image of Merle Magazine. Each one represents the stereotypical model. Yo - the funniest of the models - is a black ghetto chic with a steroid pumped derriere who starred in a gangsta rap music video; P is a pouting Hispanic girl who only eats on Thursdays and takes bipolar medication; Hoo Chi is a beautiful Asian who breaks boards with her hands and seeks forgiveness from her deceased grandfather for having breast implants; Darbie is a mannequin-like model who never speaks and barely moves; and Eva is the beautiful German who never bathes or shaves her armpits (pittsies), wears a studded dog collar, and keeps insisting she is the number-one-ranked supermodel. Tiffany Courtney (Jaime Pressly of "Poison Ivy - The New Seduction") is the perky assistant who has organized the weekend photo shoot; she is constantly hearing the disembodied voice of her self-help guru Ryan Reginald telling her she is a serial killer who is jealous of the supermodels.
One by one, these silly, self-centered supermodels are killed by an intruder wearing a black ninja outfit. I was hoping the effeminate, asexual photographers would be the first to die because they became tiresome and nauseating very fast. Their constant bickering over spooning grated on my nerves. More time should have been spent on the models, some of whom were very hilarious.
"Death to the Supermodels" was filmed in gorgeous Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, which is rich with Spider Monkeys. It provided the perfect backdrop for this spoof. I wish I could travel there for vacation.
"Death to the Supermodels" is recommended for those who love silly movie spoofs such as the "Scary Movie" series, the "Airplane" series, "Date Movie," "Epic Movie," etc. Unless you can find it at a reasonable price, I recommend renting this movie before purchasing because everyone's tastes in humor are different.
Honey B. Carter | VA/DC | 10/14/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Just plain silly. Liked the beginning, very funny start. It is just a silly movie start to finish, if you don't like silly, don't buy this one."