Scary Movie 3

2006-03-30 12:19

The comedy spoof series that knows no fear is at it again with its funniest installment yet. Taking shots at the latest crop of block-busters, Scary Movie 3 irreverently roasts "The Ring," "Signs," "Matrix Reloaded," "Eight Mile," "The Others" and more, as well as pop culture trends such as "American Idol." The film brings director David Zucker back to the genre he helped create with the classics "Airplane!," "Naked Gun," "Naked Gun 2 1/2" and "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult."

The cast of Scary Movie 3 includes Anna Faris as eager anchorwoman Cindy Campbell; Charlie Sheen as the aliens-attracting farmer Tom and Denise Richards as his hapless wife Annie; Eddie Griffin as Orpheus and Queen Latifah as The Oracle, Aunt Shaneequa; Pamela Anderson and Jenny McCarthy as Catholic School Girls and the great Leslie Nielsen as the President of The United States.

What the critics are saying:

"...the problem is that the genre is over and done with and dead. Scream seemed to point in a new and funnier direction -- the smart satire -- but Scary Movie 3 points right back again."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Although it's a definite improvement over the last movie, Scary Movie 3 feels like 20 minutes of material spread over an hour and a half."
- Bill Muller, Arizona Republic

"Crass, crude and sledgehammer- subtle. Yet, you can't help giggling yourself stupid, even at the more obvious sight gags."
- Gene Seymour, Newsday

While its name-dropping parodies may be slightly more cerebral than the gross-out American Pie series, the Scary Movie franchise is getting very tired.

randee-leigh september 2004/02/29 11:52 AM
cool it was fun but they use the same format as in the previous two. the medallion
shlups 2004/03/14 4:35 PM
scary movie 3 I expected to laugh, but found I really had to try to get the humour..I had to really force myself to laugh. There are a few funny moments, but HONESTLY, I would not recommend this movie underworld
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