Jimmy Kimmel’s “Movie: The Movie The Sequel” is barely satire considering Scary Movie is on its fifth in the franchise and real movies pack in as many tropes and cram in as many famous names as did Movie 43 (and to a lesser extent New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day).
Kimmel’s original parody has been viewed over 20 million times on YouTube since its debut following the 2012 Oscars. The sequel played after the 2013 Oscars.
The host opens this year’s clip by mocking the trend of sequels that throw artistry out of the window to make money: “…when you have a big success in Hollywood, there’s only one reasonable thing you can do… and that is cheapen it with a sequel.”
Movie: The Movie 2V stars Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Chastain, Gerard Butler, Samuel L. Jackson, Bryan Cranston, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Salma Hayek, John Krasinski, Amanda Seyfried, Kerry Washington, Kimmel’s archnemesis Matt Damon, and Oprah Winfrey.