Quote Originally Posted by Susano-wo View Post
Oh but on topic: what Soras said--truly great parodies feel almost/actually loving. They aren't just saying "look how dumb this is," they are poking fun at the foibles of a beloved property/genre.
Which is why Young Frankenstein is a good parody, and Epic Movie (or Meet the Spartans, or Date Movie, or Scary Movie 3/4...) is not.