Scary Movie 3.5 (2003)
Directed by: David Zucker
Written by: Craig Mazin, Pat Proft
Starring: Anna Faris, Simon Rex, Charlie Sheen, Drew Mikuska, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson, Kevin Hart, Leslie Nielsen Pamela Anderson, Jenny McCarthy and all kinds of other people.
Okay... so the Scary Movie series appears to be imporving. I have yet to see Scary Movie 4, but I have seen the first two and I can say without shame that they disgusted and disturbed me.
This one is primarily a spoof of The Ring and Signs, if it's possible to link those two. So there's a little girl in a well, and aliens come down to stop her or something... I dunno.
I think the number one difference between this and the first two is that it switched from being a Brothers Wayans production, to being directed by David Zucker (who, of course, directed such esteemed films as Airplane!, Top Secret! and the Naked Gun movies (at least the first two and a half)). So naturally it's going to have Leslie Nielson in it.
I'll get this out right now. I do not like Leslie Nielsen. He may be a fellow Canadian, but he's a horrible, horrible man, and he eats puppies. And his name's Leslie. How sick is that?
That aside, he was pretty funny in this movie. There was less sex humour, less body hair, less generally disgusting stuff than there was in the first two, and it seemed more funny than angry. Not that I have a problem with angry. I can get angry. Sometimes I turn green...
Anyway, I didn't feel quite so ashamed when I laughed at the stuff in this movie. A lot of it was actually funny, and not just so overwhelmingly gross that I had to laugh or cry, and laughing is slightly more dignified.
However, I did find myself somewhat liking Charlie Sheen, as weird as that is. He was funny. Even though he's a short little man who looks just like his dad (no, really. It's kind of like Kirk and Michael Douglas...).
Of course, for all of my intellectual allusions, such as they are, my favourite part of the movie was when Simon Cowell got blown away. That was great. Okay, out of all the judges on American Idol, or on any of the damned idols for that matter, I like Simon the best, but I still liked to seem him being brutally killed. It's an awful, awful show.