By Stephanie Marinkovic
Thirteen years after the first Scary Movie and the franchise is still at it. For better or worse, I do not know. (Worse. Almost definitely worse)
I have never seen a ‘Scary Movie’ before I attended this screening and I was a little bit apprehensive about watching it. To be honest, I thought that they relied on outrageous gory moments to create the illusion of comedy. I was however, pleasantly surprised by what I saw. Don’t get me wrong, it was no cinematic masterpiece but it definitely got some cheap laughs out of the audience.
The shenanigans of Scary Movie 5 begin when Charlie Sheen’s brother Dan (Simon Rex) and his wife, a wannabe rock-star called Jody (Ashley Tisdale) are left to raise his three children after Charlie’s mysterious death. Hilarity (well…) ensues when this ‘paranormal activity’ follows the children to their new home. Jody is in constant alert for this creature, which has befriended the children, and attempts to eradicate it from their home.
If, like me, you haven’t seen any of these movies before you’ll quickly realise that the film is trying to parody a number of popular films (and an unfortunately popular book too) from the last year or so. And I thought it was great that Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan could poke fun at themselves and their crazy lives at the beginning of the movie.
However, some of the supposedly funny moments were lost on me (and the rest of the audience), leaving us sitting in an awkward silence *cue crickets*
Apart from that though, I thought Scary Movie 5 was pretty good – if you are easily amused and like silly humour.
Scary Movie 5 will be out Australia wide on Thursday 11th April.
Rating: somewhere between 3/5
Steph @ frangipani princess xoxo