Scary Movie 5 (2013) Review
Released : April 12th, 2013
Reviewed : April 17th, 2013
Genre : Comedy
Story (from IMDB) :
A couple begin to experience some unusual activity after bringing their newborn son home from the hospital. With the help of home-surveillance cameras and a team of experts, they learn they’re being stalked by a nefarious demon.
When you go into a movie just to see if it’s really as bad as others say you should expect the worse. In this case though the worse isn’t low enough.
Though to the movies credit if you can have around 40 people in a theater and never have anyone laugh even once while even having about 15 walkout by the halfway point it has to be doing something right. Right from the start though with a scene featuring Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan with what is by far the worse use of Benny Hill’s song making it a almost painful scene to watch you should know what to expect. The main spoofs for the story revolve around Mama and Paranormal Activity. Mama though is pretty much though jammed down your throat for most the movie and the entire camera fad from Paranormal Activity is just randomly thrown in there without much effort or attention to make sure it fits with the story. Over the course of the movie though they do reference everything from Inception, Evil Dead, Black Swan, and Return Of The Planet Of The Apes.
The one problem with this film though is that they really try to push the Mama spoof story while adding in other spoofs that either are quick and do nothing or add on a side plot that ends badly. The Black Swan side story that they attempt to tie in feels like it was only half done and was rushed aside for another story. It doesn’t lead up to any humorous scenes. By far the worst one though is the scene featuring a Evil Dead parody because it is clearly rushed just to be with the movie since they released within weeks of each other. You can clearly see that it was scene done just for name sake.
Scary Movie 5 almost feels like the makers (or whats left of them) felt that just paying for large names in small sections is almost better than trying to create a funny spoof movie with a decent connecting story. Instead you get scenes with Charlie Sheen / Lindsay Lohan to scenes with Snoop Dogg / Mac Miller where they think that just added well known names into a scene with bad jokes that rarely / if at all relate to their half down story will help the film. I will say I laughed once during the movie and that was during a scene featuring Katt Williams playing a scam artist going in their house to look for ghosts while stealing.
Even with the box office bombing this movie will take I don’t doubt that someday we will see a Scary Movie 6 and when that happens I can say that by judging this I really don’t know why anyone would even give it a chance. One scene saves this movie from a 0 rating and even that one scene will be easily forgotten in detail. What won’t be forgotten though is the stain this movie will leave not only on the comedy and spoof genre but on the movie industry as a whole for 2013.
I really wouldn’t want anyone else to have to watch this, ever.