||Anna Farris, Anthony Anderson, Leslie Nielsen, Camryn Manheim, Simon
Rex, George Carlin, Queen Latifah, Eddie Griffin, Denise Richards,
Regina Hall, & Charlie Sheen.
Wow! The minute this movie begins, you are hit with
joke after joke that only a Zucker film can produce. Scary Movie
3 is definitely the better of the three films, and shockingly so,
even though there is not one Wayans family member in this one. From
the beginning, none of last years films are safe, in fact everything
from The Ring, Signs, 8 Mile, and The Others is fair game in this
film. The scene that garnered the most applause comes when Charlie
Sheen faces of with “The Gloved One” and renders him
victim to his own antics, then asking him, “how do you like
how it feels?”
The film also has a very funny opening scene with Jenny McCarthy
and Pamela Anderson. In it they spoof The Ring, and are sitting
around in school girl uniforms talking about the tape that kills
you in seven days after you watch it. What is hysterical about this
scene is that the shirt Pamela Anderson is wearing continues to
shrink in each shot, growing tighter and tighter exposing Anderson’s
freakishly huge chest! Now that was scary!
One thing that was nice to see in this chapter of the Scary Movie
franchise was the inclusion of the two key individuals that made
this style of film genuinely funny. Leslie Nielsen was very funny
in the Airplane movies, and grabbed even more fame with the infamous
Police Squad series on television. He was lifted to the king of
the dead pan with his participation in the Naked Gun films soon
thereafter. In Scary Movie 3 he, appropriately enough, plays the
President of the United States that soon realizes there is a plan
by aliens to takeover the world. Well, I don’t have to tell
you, but that ends up being a recipe for belly laughs.
And finally the other person involved in the production to cap
this movie off with comedic genius, is non other than director David
Zucker. From the start this movie has a joke every minute, both
visually, and spoken. The formula used by Zucker seems to smell
a lot like that of Airplane, and Police Squad all mixed in one giant
burrito. What even made me smile the most was the little tribute
to Airplane that Zucker included towards the climatic end of the
film, which was very cleverly done.
All in all, Scary Movie 3 is definitely laugh out loud funny, and
also very faithful in re-creating some of last years horror and
Sci-Fi movies. I recommend catching a matinee showing of this film,
sitting back, and just having fun by identifying what movie each
scene is from.
Scary Movie 3 opens nationwide in theatres October 24th.