Unfortunately, it's not even funny lowbrow humour. Do studios get sued over this stuff? Well, they should.From previews alone, Scary Movie looked really funny, a Naked Gun type spoof. And God only knows that the horror genre was about due, considering that the only horror flick to even approach taking itself seriously in the last four years has been Blair Witch, which everyone either loved or detested. I expected some pretty crass humour, but that's cool; all my friends are late-teen boys and I can tell dirty jokes with the best. But Scary Movie way extended, and in most cases, flat out broke my boundaries for stuff that should be in movies.
Walking in should have been my first clue, as I saw two thirteenish girls with a mother go to buy tickets, then get a description of content from the box-office attendant. The mother promptly directed the girls towards The Perfect Storm. Good choice.
The first scene was reassuring. Jiffy Pop! Prince! Silicone! Kick-ass. But it was alllll downhill from there. There were some pretty good jokes, true. Shannon Elizabeth's death is particularly choice, but I definitely could have done without the compound leg fracture. ICK!!!! I didn't need to see the father in S&M gear, and while it's really funny that whichever Wayans that was got high in every scene, enough already!
If you really need to see explosive orgasms (literally), or have an IQ of around 60, go for it. (Speaking of low IQ, I looooooved the Usual Suspects jibe at the end. Clever and unexpected!) I really did not like Scary Movie. Maybe that's because...I am dumber for having seen it. I watched the movie Monday night, it's now Friday, and already I can't remember most of it. I think that's a pretty good sign of a fucking terrible movie.Don't bother. It's not worth the money to rent, either, so just let this one disappear into its own little oblivion and we can all go on with our lives.