The Scary Movie franchise has never been one that breaks the boundaries of filmmaking much like other comedies have done in the past. Instead, it’s a franchise that completely relies on degrading and poking fun at other more iconic films to make its content. It’s usually a collection of gags, and they’re either funny or not funny at times. However, when you look at the franchise as a whole, it’s never done anything that’s tremendously horrible. At least not until the release of Scary Movie 5, a film so horrible that it brought the franchise to its much-needed end.
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The Movie Review
After a husband and wife bring their new baby home from the hospital, there is a lot of strange activity within their new house. Soon, they become aware that a demon is following their family, they seek the advice of paranormal investigators and set up multiple cameras to frighten the bothersome spirit away. The Paranormal Activity series, Mama, Sinister, Evil Dead, Inception, Black Swan, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes are just a few of the films that Scary Movie 5 chooses to parody this time around, in a seemingly much simpler but overly convoluted film.
It’s safe to argue that it’s the worst in the series, it suffers from some extremely terrible storytelling, writing, some of the most off-putting gags and highly subpar acting. Perhaps the worst thing I have ever seen was the scene starring Sheen and Lohan; it was revolting and appeared to be an attempt to copy the Pamela Anderson moment, but it was just awful. Has the world’s sense of humor changed now, or were the jokes simply way too dumb for us to care about Scary Movie 5? Personally, I believe the latter, but to be fair, there weren’t too many excellent horror films to parody back in 2013, as the horror scene was revitalized after 2016’s The Witch by Robert Eggers.
I’m not sure where to start because of this movie’s terrible acting and line delivery. Everyone will unavoidably compare Ashley Tisdale and Anna Faris because Tisdale was genuinely way worse than Faris, even though Anna Faris wasn’t great herself in the original films. I hate to say it, but the material Mac Miller, Snoop Dogg, and Katt Williams were given could have all made the audience laugh, but they simply acted like they didn’t care about the stuff they were saying, and it felt dry enough to make me feel uninterested.
The movie did, in fact, contain a few extremely rare instances of mildly amusing humor, such as the Black Swan parody sequences, but they were few and far between. The remainder of the ridiculous slapstick comedy was simply so dull and tedious. Not to mention, the acting was so off the rails that I almost paused the film and didn’t want to continue watching. Of course, I had to bear through the horrible 80 minutes just so I could write a fair review, but Anna Faris did a good job on missing out on this one, this seems like a career destroyer.
The numerous cameo appearances cannot redeem the movie from its pitiful scenes that desperately try to pass for comedic. Additionally, if watching the movie through to the post-credits scene doesn’t make you sick to your stomach; you can choose to watch it to prolong the agonizing feeling for one more scene. It’s hard to say that this film even had a visual or sonic language, the music is non-existent or just sound effects, or just a horrible collection of random shots with poor production design that relies too much on the green screen.
It was a terrible waste of time, boring, predictable, and almost as funny as the headache this film gave me while I forced myself to be tortured as I continued watching it. The only funny thing here is the fact that someone read this script, cast a whole selection of actors, and compiled enough budget and production value to actually get this made. It’s a slap in the face of fans of the Scary Movie franchise.
- The Black Swan scenes were somewhat funny
- Horrible acting.
- The plot is a pathetic excuse for a narrative
- The jokes were genuinely not funny
- There’s literally nothing visually appealing about this film
- The music is just sound effects