The Meta Moment: The film suddenly breaks down on account of Gremlins in the projection booth. Fortunately Hulk Hogan is knocking about in the cinema lobby to save the day.
Why It’s Great: Any film that breaks the fourth wall to allow for a Hulk Hogan cameo is alright by us!
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Dec 7th 2012, 10:20
Wow. A good list for a change. I've actually read something new.
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Dec 7th 2012, 11:09
It's not “this never happened to the other guy!”....it's “this never happened to the other fella!”
Come on Totalfilm !! You are an entertainment magazine specialising in movies !!
How could you possibly mis-quote a classic line like that ?
Dec 7th 2012, 13:33
Point to remember: Articles with intentional errors yield more hits and comments than any other type of post. Especially with comments filled with pure nerdy outrage.
Dec 7th 2012, 13:45
Wow! that Watchmen meta reference was mind blown! I didn't see that coming, damn you Total Film, you discovered some great moment from my favorite vigilante of all time, well done!!! :D
Dec 7th 2012, 15:47
The great thing about number 7 is how it still plays so well to an American like me, who at the time did not realize that the group Shaun and his crew bump into is made up of British comedy stars. It just played as a hilarious joke regarding how much alike the two groups were.
Or course now I recognize more of the group. After watching the two seasons (series....lol) of Episodes, I absolutely love Tamsin Grieg....she's brilliant. And my love of SOTD lead me to Spaced! And Martin Freeman.
Man....Shaun of the Dead is the movie that just keeps giving. I need to watch it again.
Dec 7th 2012, 15:52
Also....I would add Weird Science. The scene were the party is invaded by some post-apacolyptic warriors that seems to be far more than a little bit inspired by the Mad max films and the leader is played by Wex himself....Vernon Wells. I have gotten into so many arguments with people trying to convince them that the two are in fact played by the same actor.
Also, with Funny Games, maybe you should have used the original?
Even though I guess the shot-for-shot remake by the same director is pretty meta in itself.
Dec 7th 2012, 15:57
That's Omar Epps, not Mike Epps in Scream 2!
Dec 7th 2012, 16:22
I was fully expecting to find Rubber (2010) on this list, what with practically the whole movie being meta. I mean part of the cast is the audience watching the movie happen and the lieutenant who's after the tire realizing that they are in fact in a movie. An awesome meta-movie IMO.
Dec 7th 2012, 17:01
wow the watchmen and TDKR ones! didn't even realize
Dec 7th 2012, 20:02
Great list, but seriously lacking any recognition for Seven Psychopaths. The line alone 'I want my movie to, in the first half, be the perfect set up for a revenge flick and then the leads just drive off into a desert and camp out for the rest of the time'....that is the perfect meta moment considering what happens in the movie!
Dec 7th 2012, 23:23
Most of these are excellent, and I didn't know about the Watchmen one.
Dec 8th 2012, 9:42
Does the Xenomorph skull in Predator 2 count? Plus the whole of American Splendour, where the real Harvey Pekar complains that Paul Giamatti doesn't look anything like him. Good film!
Dec 10th 2012, 5:49
How bout Adam Brody wearing a Fight Club t-shirt when he was being interrogated by Brad Pitt in Mr & Mrs Smith?
Dec 10th 2012, 11:42
How is the Bane line a comment on the dialogue "controversy"? I'm pretty sure this scene was written and shot before anyone could see it and comment on it?
I see it plainly as a funny, out of character moment, nothing more.
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