Scary Movie 3
Movie Stats & Links
||Anna Faris, Charlie Sheen, Regina
Hall, Leslie Nielsen, Eddie Griffin, Queen Latifah, Pamela
Anderson, Jenny McCarthy
||Not too young.
||Only if she's easily amused.
||Lot's of bouncing boobs, although
they are covered.
||Body parts go flying.
||I laughed a lot.
||At the wake for Brenda.
||Too many one-liners.
||Robert Weiss, David Zucker
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
A Movie Review
"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!!!