EW lists Matrix Spoofs

By Paul Martin July 23rd, 2001, in Parodies, The Matrix

The July 27, 2001 issue of Entertainment Weekly lists Matrix Spoofs in movies and ranks them:

December ’99: In “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,” cinematic trailblazer Rob Schneider kicks his way out of the gate with the first high-profile parody. Rank: 6

July ’00: “Scary Movie’s” lengthy fight sequence (played up in the trailer) gets big laughs, negating the need for further Keanu-related comedy. Rank: 10

August ’00: In the documentary “The Original Kings of Comedy,” Cedric the Entertainer bends over backward to send up the flick. Rank: 6

March ’01: The dated joke hits the kiddie set in “Spy Kids,” as dueling tykes-neither of whom is old enough to actually see “The Matrix”-do battle in the air. Rank: 3

May ’01: The trend is far from ogre: Even ‘toons aren’t immune, as “Shrek’s” Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) defies gravity in a row with Robin Hood. Rank: 6

July ’01: Even with the allure of talking pets, the thrill of Matrix-mocking is gone. With any luck, “Cats & Dogs” will give future filmmakers paws. Rank: 2

And there you have it.

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