Unlike most other genres of film, comedy (and such is Scary Movie 2) is a much simpler beast to analyze and critique. Comedy can simply be gauged by how often you laugh during a stand-up routine, a sitcom, or a film. You can’t judge most of the other genres of films like that, for example, horror is based on how much it frightens you yet obviously bad aspects of a horror film are visible much clearer than the absurdity of a comedy film where anything goes.
The majority of you will be familiar with the plot of this movie and what to anticipate. They’re parodies of current releases and some extremely crude humor, while I did like the first film a decent amount, the sequel has dropped the ball egregiously.
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The Movie Review
There isn’t much to say about this film’s story, it centers on four teenagers who are persuaded by Professor Oldman to spend the night in a haunted mansion. When they arrive, they notice weird occurrences of the supernatural sort and they decide to take matters into their own hands. This ragtag group of teenagers is now hellbent on expelling the ghost from these premises.
Scary Movie 2 is the most graphic film in the franchise. The filthy language and crass sex jokes in this one will offer you even more reasons to avoid it if you felt the original was a tad “too much.” However, if you like this kind of material, you’ll probably get a few good laughs from it. When I was a teenager, I had a blast just diving into the parody films by the Wayans. At the time, I really enjoyed the overt vulgarity of the humor and crude spoofs, but now that I’m older and have matured off of films and series that are significantly more serious, it’s difficult to find humor in it. Therefore, scatological comedy and sex joke fans will enjoy themselves, but those looking for something more meaningful will be left scratching their heads.
The funniest and, in my opinion, most entertaining scene of the film is the opening sequence. It was high time for an Exorcist parody in the “Scary Movie” series! While I do believe that particular sequence excelled, that’s all there is to this film just like its predecessor. It’s a collection of random spoofs that don’t add up to much, in fact, the film itself doesn’t even have a proper story at all. It can be quantified as a collection of random spoofs and parodies of more worthwhile films, and that’s all this type of film can do.
Naturally, with a film so devoid of any substance, you’re not going to find any semblance of good acting here. In fact, the whole cast is just meant to have decent comedic timing, which is also missing and makes the jokes subpar in quality. The film stars Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Shawn Wayans, and Marlon Wayans who are all reprising their roles from Scary Movie 1, with the new additions of Tim Curry, Tori Spelling, Chris Elliott, Chris Masterson, Kathleen Robertson, David Cross, and James Woods. Despite having some high-class actors like Regina Hall and Tim Curry, the performances are lackluster at best.
The one thing that I did like in the film are some of the special effects, a lot of which are done through some ingenious stop motion work. However, the overall aesthetic is anything but good. The film feels like a hodge-podge of ideas, so in terms of cinematography, it’s missing a visual language. All of the content is told through dialogue or slapstick, which makes the visual storytelling almost non-existent. Moreover, the camerawork itself is not good, giving nods to films of yore that were iconic, but doesn’t manage to copy them properly, much less reinvent the wheel. Let’s not even talk about the music, it’s either cheesy pop songs that fit the bill for this film or random sound effects that add to the cringe factor.
What do you think a “film” is? I suppose you could say that this qualifies as a film if you describe it as something that is filmed and assembled, but if you consider a film as having structure, continuity, and meaning, then this isn’t one. It’s merely a collection of poorly edited jokes and gags, pretending to be a ‘movie’ when in fact it’s neither scary, funny, or even a movie…
- Cool special effects that have stop motion
- Some jokes work
- A non-existent story.
- Bland and generic characters
- Not very funny at all
- The music is abysmal
- The visuals are lacking in almost every way