This Rotten Week: Predicting 42 And Scary Movie 5 Reviews

By Doug Norrie 2013-04-07 11:07:18discussion comments
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Scary Movie 5
Man I was super tempted to just copy and paste my write up for A Haunted House and plug it in here after making a one or two small tweaks. Would anyone have noticed? I mean, it is essentially the same movie as this one right? Spoof horror flick, playing on the Paranormal Activity franchise. Random celebrities. Hack jokes. Punchlines even the non-discerning eye can spot coming a mile or two away. Shameless really. I wouldn’t have been shocked to see Marlon Wayans in this flick too. Hell, he was in Scary Movie 2. Why not just do both films? Jesus, maybe they are the same film and we have all become too out of it and self-absorbed that we wouldn’t even be able to tell, or worse, even notice.

At one point David Zucker had something of a hot streak with the spoofy comedy. He owned the 80s giving us Airplane (98%), Top Secret (76%) and Naked Gun (88%). But the comedic well started to dry up for him in the early 90s with Naked Gun 2 1/2 (53%) and BASEketball (42%). Now he’s entered the dry, cracked, decrepit part of his career with Scary Movie 3 (37%), Scary Movie 4 (36%), and An American Carol (11%). What do you want? It’s tough to be funny over the long haul. Zucker’s proof positive. His latest will nothing to correct the tailspin. This movie looks horrendous. The Rotten Watch for Scary Movie 5 is 12%


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