From the man who brought you “I’m F—ing Ben Affleck” and “The Handsome Men’s Club” comes something so big, something so spectacular, something so uncontrollably crazy that it’s simply too good to be true — which, of course, it is.
We’re talking about the one and only “Movie: The Movie,” the not-actually-upcoming blockbuster from the maniacal mind of Jimmy Kimmel. Once again, the talk-show host reacted to Oscar night the only way he knows how: with a reliably ridiculous star-studded parody video. This year, Kimmel outdid himself with an all-star cast including the likes of George Clooney, Charlize Theron, Meryl Streep, Kate Beckinsale, Chewbacca, Taylor Lautner and even Daniel Day-Lewis in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it turn as Tyler Perry as George Washington.
Sound confusing? It gets worse. As best as we can tell, “Movie: The Movie” follows a man who meets a woman who meets a werewolf that comes upon an ancient scroll owned by Antonio Banderas, who goes on to marry a secret agent (Edward Norton) to former United States President George W. Bush, played once again by Josh Brolin — and that absurd run-on sentence only covers about 30 seconds of a nine-minute trailer.
Other highlights of “Movie: The Movie” (which is reportedly co-directed by J.J. Abrams and Martin Scorsese and produced by the same people responsible for “Terminator,” “The Hunt for Red October” and “Dora: The Explorer”) include a star-making turn from up-and-comer Tom Hanks as Robo-Lawyer; a questionably certified medical professional played by Jeff Goldblum breaking the tragic news to Gary Oldman that he’s actually a centaur; and Bryan Cranston as a street-tough hot dog vendor (“Wieners here! Everybody’s got to have a wiener!”) who regularly finds himself on the receiving end of an explosion. None of that even mentions unsung hero Matt Damon, who once again ends up in an uncomfortable position at the hands of Mr. Kimmel.
In short, Kimmel topped himself yet again with “Movie: The Movie.” Though release dates of Thanksgiving, spring and summer are promised in the trailer, something tells us “Movie: The Movie” isn’t actually coming soon to a theater near you — though lord knows we’d be first in line to see it, if only to figure out what the heck this thing’s all about.
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