If you don't like this, we can't be friends.
The acting is good, and the firecracker script has some excellent ideas.
One of the worst ways to make a cult movie is to set out to make a cult movie.
This is a fun, over-the-top and crude spoof of scary movies. It's a cult film, as it has many memorable qualities to it, including funny characters and crazy situations. Although, some jokes don't work, and are either too stupid or too crude to get a laugh out of you. But there are clever jokes too, cleverly spoofing other films. There are also jokes that are so overly outrageous and offensive you can't help but laugh. Scary Movie is entertaining and is self aware of it's dumbness as well. Because of this, it gets a 7/10. You may not like it, but it's a movie that you need to see to believe!!!!
The Movie Diorama
Taking popular films from the 90s and replicating specific scenes and plots to create a spoof film sounds incredibly lazy. Surprisingly the originality comes from transforming these horror films into comedic sketches that will certainly make the originals less scary. A group of high schoolers have their past come to haunt them as a masked serial killer slashes his way through each one. Borrowing the plot of 'Scream' and entangling it with threads from 'The Usual Suspects' and 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'. Wayans attempted to include as many film references as possible, and half the fun is identifying them. "Ohhh there's 'The Matrix' 360 freeze frame!", "the classic "I see dead people" line, niceee!" and "Amistad II instead of 'Titanic'? Sure, I'm onboard". Certain imitations were hilarious such as 'The Blair Witch Project' woodland run and the cinema viewing of 'Shakespeare in Love'. It's certainly a good time when with friends, but is it actually a decent film? Well, yes and no. The horrendous overacting is humorous at first but quickly becomes tiresome as Cindy consistently screams in fear and runs away like a headless chicken. For me, a large portion of the slapstick humour and "witty" dialogue were misses. These spoof films rely on you watching the films that it is attempting to mimic, so if you haven't watched any you will not find this funny at all. At the time of this review I haven't seen 'Miss Congeniality' so the entire beauty pageant scene was wasted on me. The script relied heavily on visual comedy which mostly comprised of grotesque uninspired actions such as farting inconveniently. May have been funny in the 70s but not anymore, come on. What this flick does do is introduce us to the character Brenda who, whilst criminally underused in this, is a massive highlight in future sequels. This is, for me, my least favourite of the original trilogy. A solid watch if you are drunk with friends, but unfortunately comes across as unintelligent and unfunny for most of its runtime.
It all started so strongly, back in 2000, a comedy film which shone light on the very popular horror film 'Scream' was released and it became an instant hit, a cult classic in fact. The latest movies are unrecognisable when compared to the original, so re-watching it last week really brought back some memories from my teenage years. The movie is downright stupid and it knows it. Following the scream storyline very closely and re-enacting the scenes with a slapstick comedy twist was original and brilliant at the time. It is so absurd and silly but it completely works.It is written by and stars the Wayans Brothers so that should give you a good idea as what to expect from the film. The cast is well complied, perfect for a teen horror/slasher movie so when put into a spoof spin off film; they really fit the part and make it all the funnier.You honestly have to take this movie for what it is, It really won't be to everybody's taste and there will be many, many people who find it crude, distasteful, offensive or simply not to their humour all together. For me though it is brilliant, the strongest Scary Movie out of them all, it didn't complicate things and stuck to mocking 1 movie (with a couple of others thrown in here and there), something which changes drastically over the later films.It's a popcorn flick, have a few beers, sit back and enjoy it for 90 minutes. It still holds up after all these years.8/10.
Greatly underrated movie. This is one of the best comedies of all time. The actors play their hearts out in this parody/comedy. Everyone actor in the movie is in his prime and maybe this is their best roles. Ray - his gay kind of character is hilarious and his jokes are just on the limit of not to offend anybody or to be uncomfortable to watch. Shorty - freaking funny and insane with his shouting jokes. Cindy - innocent, stupid and naturally funny. Bobby - absolute punk, funny as hell, especially the part where he explains to Cindy and Ray that he's gay at the end, I laughed my ass out at this part. Brenda - so natural to play rude black woman. Buffy - the ultimate bitch, he plays herself. Miss Thunderstorm - awesome hot ass reporter, a little bit evil to her cameraman. Greg - the ultimate macho, but with the smallest dick ..hahahahahaha, hilarious character. Doofy - the best retard in a movie ever made. The Slave and his master in Amistad II...OMG may be the funniest part in the movie - to see how black director make fun of slavery in America. I rate this movie 10/10 because I've watched it more than 300 times and I'll watch it again for sure. One of my all time favorite.