Friday, April 21, 2006
Don't Scream if you Miss Scary Movie
If you've seen Scary Movie 3 then you pretty much know what to expect in this fourth installment. Directed by David Zucker (of “Airplane!” and “Naked Gun” fame) and scripted by Craig Mazin and Jim Abrahams, meaning the Wayans Brothers (directors of Scary Movie 1 & 2) are now a distant memory. The film is your basic "spoof" film with parodies of "The Grudge", "War of the Worlds", "Saw", "The Village", and not so scary movies "Million Dollar Baby", and "Brokeback Mountain". If you liked any of the other Scay Movie films (most importantly 3) then this one should be enjoyable for you, if not you will probably just want to skip it altogether. Mostly a lot of chuckels with some good laughs, the humor tends to vary from sight gags to the overuse of "Gross-out" humor. The film is short too, at just over an hour long (80 minutes I think.) I won't go into any details about my favorite parts because it wouldn't leave much to see if you watch it.
However, I will allow two spoilers, There is a very speacil appearence of Scott DeVos in the film, otherwise know as Zoltar. Also the only "Scary" part of Scary Movie 4 is seeing Leslie Nielsen's naked butt (which gets an amazing amount of screen time) fortunately the film makes up for that by showing off Carmen Electra's squisheys in a nice corset.
Anyway, Scary Movie 4 contains mostly stuff you've seen before and at only 80 Minutes long I wouldn't reccomend paying full admission. So if you're thinking about seeing it, I say wait for an early bird speacil or for home rental. And that's my 2 cents.
I give Scary Movie 4 - two and a half Slinus heads.