Badass Darwin is Pretty Cool

Everyone’s going to show this movie in their science classes, right?

(via Funny or Die)

  • Toni

    Texas will have to cut some “State’s Rights” time off the curriculum to make room for this one! ;)

  • T Ray

    Kinda funny. But what’s REALLY funny are the “teach the controversy” shirts at (There was a banner ad on your page.)

  • Aguz

    “And naturally I select you”
    “Behold the rise of man

    I’m laughing so hard right now.

  • Vincent

    Funny or die? I vote die.
    Potential there but wasted.

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  • Jeff P

    I didn’t think the bit at the end about making fun of species extinction due to the hand of man was funny. But I liked the rest of it.

  • stogoe

    I’ve had a dislike for Dana Carvey ever since his execrable Master of Disguise. What a horrible film.

  • Jude

    I showed it yesterday to my personal teenagers, who loved it and to 2 science teachers who also loved it. They wouldn’t show it in class, though, because of the lines about “his origin of species” and “the rise of man.”

  • Hitch

    I think this is atheist humor for atheists. Lots of Christians will misunderstand this as mockery of Darwin.

    In any case it is dar–win! now.

  • Siamang

    Forgot to bring teh funny.

  • Daniel Dorfman

    I think darwin is a pretty cool guy. Eh breaks dodo necks and doesn’t afraid of anything.

  • SpencerDub

    Yeah, although I get what they were playing at, this just failed to be funny for me. I don’t really find ham-fisted pop culture “parodies” inherently funny. The fact that they used the same Sherlock Holmes-esque narration of fight scenes twice really undercut it for me. I was also put off by the fact that although it was pretending to be a movie trailer, it was far too disorganized to pass as one– at least in my opinion.

    And Dana Carvey’s affected character voice was just miserable.

    I will admit, though, I snickered at the innuendos. I have no shame.

    (Despite the critique, I’m really not a miserable, small-hearted Grinch out to ruin people’s fun! Honestly!)

  • BathTub

    Meh, good idea, poor execution.

  • L. Foster

    Well.. it’s the closest Dana Carvey’s been to funny in a while now. Not that that’s saying much.

    The “rise of man” was good for a cheap laugh though.