Shannon Elizabeth, Marlon Wayans, Carmen Electra, etc.
| Directed By :
Keenan Ivory Wayans
The inherent problem with movies that spoof other movies
is that they basically have the stick to the general plot
of the original movie, while trying to make us laugh. If the
movie your spoofing had very little in the way of detailing
plot, as in slasher films like Scream, then you have
to hope that the comedic parts carry the film.
Scary Movie is funny, I will give it that. But, it's funny
in a perverted, toilet-humor sense of the word. Imagine Porky's
but a lot less refined. There are moments where the movie
is laugh-out-loud funny, but there are equally as many moments
where the jokes fall flat.
I will give Scary Movie it's kudos: it does manage to capture
the weak-plotted concept of slasher flicks and fill it with
vignettes of other movies that just manage to get caught in
Scary Movie is a good rental. It won't change your life,
but it will manage to make you laugh for a while.