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Scary Movie 3
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Starring: Anna Faris, Charlie Sheen, Regina Hall, Leslie Nielsen, Eddie Griffin, Queen Latifah, Pamela Anderson, Jenny McCarthy
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Dimension Films
Web Site: www.scarymovie.com
Kiddie Movie: Not too young.
Date Movie: Only if she's easily amused.
Gratuitous Sex: Lot's of bouncing boobs, although they are covered.
Gratuitous Violence: Body parts go flying.
Action: Not really.
Laughs: I laughed a lot.
Memorable Scene: At the wake for Brenda.
Memorable Quote: Too many one-liners.
Directed By: David Zucker
Produced By: Robert Weiss, David Zucker

Scary Movie 3
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 1:30 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
Once again I have to admit that I am easily amused. I guess thatís what makes it easy for me to enjoy a movie like "Scary Movie 3" while two other guys leaving the theater wanted the two hours of their lives back (actually they only lost about 1 Ĺ hour, but hey, whoís keeping track?). I say how can you not like a movie that uses "Pootie Tang" to build the entire story. "How," you say? Well read on.

"Scary Movie 3" tries to intertwine the plot lines from four movies, namely "The Ring" (the scary movie with the video tape), "Signs" (the suspenseful movie with crop circles and alien invasions), "8 Mile" (the drama with Eminem), and tossing in some "Matrix" stuff as well. Youíre probably thinking to yourself that this isnít possible, and Iíll be the first to say that, well, it really isnít because "Scary Movie 3" isnít so much about developing a plot as much as itís about making fun of the four different flicks.

In our film weíve got Anna Faris returning as Cindy Campbell. Sheís now a television reporter. You might remember her because she was in the first two Scary Movies. This time weíve also got David Zucker taking the reins in directing from Keenan Ivory Wayans. Anyway, it seems Cindy is trying to piece together a strange crop sign at a local farm and a mysterious videotape that if you watch it, well, you will die in seven days. Along the way sheís falling in love with the rapper dude, George (Simon Rex), trying to care for her nephew, and trying to save the world. Alright, you know what, Iím not going to try to really explain any more of the plot in this movie because, well, itís so far-fetched that it really doesnít matter. All you really need to know is that "Pootie Tang" plays an important role in tying "The Ring" and "Signs" stories together.

But is the movie funny?

Thatís a big affirmative if you cannot take anything seriously in this film. Take, for example, a scene in the television newsroom that erupts into a beer commercial ad for "the twins." Take also, for example, a scene where Cindy is using a knife under the door to see the aliens (ala "Signs"), and while sheís kneeling down, the aliens use their knife under the door to look up her skirt. Yes, itís cheap humor, but from the man who helped bring "Airplane", "Top Secret!", and "The Naked Gun" to the screen, itís what you really can expect. Thereís even a nod to "Airplane" in a scene where Leslie Nielsen, playing the President, opens the door to the basement and says to Cindy and George, and this probably isnít the exact quote, but itís something like "Good luck you two. Weíre all counting on you."

Look, if you canít be easily amused you might think you wasted an hour and a half of your time. Donít expect a plot or coherent story, just expect easy humor that is sometimes gross-out type (boys trying to revive a corpse), sometimes a quick line ("Sheís a girl"), and sometimes a surprise (The Architect). Not nearly as much of a story as the first to Scary Movies, but I laughed a lot, chuckled a lot, and reaffirmed that I am easily amused. For me itís 3 stars out of 5 for "Scary Movie 3." Definitely a different style than the Wayans work on the first two, Zucker still knows how to make you laugh, and if youíre a dude you might as well waste 5 minutes of your time for the scene with Pamela Anderson and Jenny McCarthy Ė big boobs galore, sadly in clothes, but big boobs nonetheless.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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