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Scary Movie 5 Blu-ray Review

Scary Movie 5 Blu-ray

“Scary Movie 5” is the worst entry in the spoof franchise to date.

With the first two “Scary Movie” films, the Wayans Brothers managed to create 2 tolerably funny spoof films. Where they on par with the likes of an “Airplane” or “Young Frankenstein”? Absolutely not, but they were certainly better than the average modern comedy. After the Wayans departed the series, however, the franchise quickly fell part in parts 3 and 4. After a 7 year absence, the “Scary Movie” franchise has once again been resurrected and the result is worse than you can imagine.

After a completely tacked on and unfunny opening with Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan, we discover that Sheen’s 3 children are missing. The movie then cuts to Snoop Dogg and his stoner pal (played by rapper Mac Miller) stumbling across the now feral kids at a remote cabin in the woods. Charlie Sheen’s brother (played by Simon Rex in this movie) and his girlfriend Jody are granted custody of the children, but in return they are relocated to a large house with security cameras (the plot is straight out of the film “Mama”) in order to observe the children’s behavior. While at the house, strange paranormal activity begins to occur. Is there a cursed spirit on the lose? Does the “Mama” rip-off plot even matter in this movie?

With a film like “Scary Movie 5,” I only expect one thing- a spoof of horror movies. While we do get jokes about horror flicks like “Evil Dead,” “Mama,” “Paranormal Activity,” “The Cabin in the Woods,” and “Black Swan,” there are a lot of non-horror spoofs in this movie. In fact, a good majority of the movie contains bits based on everything from Benny Hill to “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” As you can imagine, these random bits of pop culture prove to make little to no sense in the context of the movie for the most part (especially the Ape material).

As for the “humor,” you’ll be hard pressed to find anything to laugh at here. Expect to see lots of dopey sight gags, ex SNL cast members, raunchy jokes, vacuum cleaners partying (don’t ask), musician cameos, and more scenes of Simon Rex getting injured (haven’t we seen this enough in the past?).

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1 1080p. How does it look? The hi-def transfer is too good for this movie.

Audio track: 5.1 DTS- HD MA. How does it sound? Between the cheesy sound f/x and the laughably bad ADR, the audio quality is surprisingly cheap for a Hollywood movie.

Extras:
* Ultraviolet digital copy and DVD copy.
* The Weinstein Company trailers.
* 8 deleted/extended scenes featuring more of Heather Locklear and Jerry O’Connell.

Summary: If you absolutely need to see a “Scary Movie” films, watch the first two and skip number 5 so we don’t have to see a sixth movie in the future.

August 17, 2013 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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