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What Happened to my Sense of Humor?

  • Aug 3, 2000
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Pros: Some funny moments...

Cons: ...but not enough to make a good movie

Las night, a girlfriend of mine (notguerrero, to be exact) and I decided to go to the movies. We were originally going to see The Perfect Storm, but decided we were in the mood to laugh instead. So, we looked up the movies and decided on seeing Scary Movie. Dionne25 had highly recommended the movie, and I was stoked about seeing it. After all, I thought I had a great sense of humor and I was totally in the mood to laugh.

Notice I used the word "thought". Before sitting in the less than 1/4-filled theatre, I was cracking jokes and laughing with my friend about this stupid spider that wouldn't die on my car. You see, every morning, I would wake up, and there would be a spider web attached to my car. I would park in different positions every night, but this dang spider web would be there every morning. We found the culprit - this disgusting, hairy spider - spinning a web as we got into my car. The thing was whipping around in the wind, but wouldn't die. I sprayed it with car freshener, and it still wouldn't die. It hung on until my friend smashed it with her shoe once at the parking lot.

That was the funniest thing that happened all night.

Now, I can totally appreciate a good parody. I loved the movies spoofing The Brady Bunch. I'm Gonna Get You Sucka and Naked Gun are some of my favorites. But, Scary Movie just completely fell flat.

Unfortunately, many of the jokes in the movie depend on drugs, farts, and dick-jokes. (Excuse the terminology.) They made fun of this one character, played by one of the Wayans brothers, because they thought him to be gay. What's so funny about that? I just wasn't amused. The fact that the characters based a lot of their actions around dope really bothered me. Why did they have to resort to this kind of humor for laughs?

There were three times that I found myself genuinely laughing. The first was when James Van der Beek made a cameo appearance. The second was when they advertised Amistad II during the movie scene. The final was the ending, where they parodied The Usual Suspects, which salvaged the movie for me.

I'd love to write about the plot of this movie. Only, the one I can find is very thin. Cindy and her friends are being chased by a killer and try to figure out who it is. I think. I don't know, as I was lost throughout the entire movie with the parodies to all of the other movies in there.

I'm very disappointed that Keenan Ivory Wayans would be involved with something like this. I loved him so much on In Living Color, as well as in a plethora of other films. It's clear that he just shot this movie to help his younger and lesser-known brothers out. I was surprised that Kim (the Wayans sister) wasn't anywhere to be found in this film. if you have to break it down to basic directing, I'd say that the direction was relatively good. All of the necessary angles were there, and the scene set-ups were pretty good.

There were a bunch of continuity flaws, too. My friends told me to let them go, as this was supposed to be a parody. Okay, great. Fine. It's a parody, but it's poorly done. For example, Gail Hailstorm (Cheri Oteri) has a line about trouble in a small college town, as though the characters are all in college. I found myself incredibly confused when they turned out to be in high school. Stupid stuff like that bothered me.

I don't know what's wrong with me. I didn't like this movie, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I'm very disappointed, and I wish I didn't waste $8.25 on a Wednesday night show. Shoot, I could have been watching Big Brother, and y'all know how I feel about that show.



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Scary Movie is a 2000 film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, as part of Wayans Bros. Entertainment. It is an American dark comedy which parodies the horror, slasher, and mystery genres. Several mid-and late-1990s movies are spoofed, including the more subtle horror film parody series Scream trilogy, The Sixth Sense, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Usual Suspects, The Matrix, and The Blair Witch Project, while it also parodies many of the classic horror films, most notably Halloween.

The tagline is "No mercy. No shame. No sequel.", with the last reference being to the tendency of popular horror movies to become long-running franchises. However, in 2001, Scary Movie 2 was released (with the tagline "We lied"). The film was followed by a series of sequels Scary Movie 3 (2003), and Scary Movie 4 (2006). The original title for the film Scream was "Scary Movie" which ironically was later used to parody it. Both films were released through Dimension Films.

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