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Scary Movie 4
U.S.A. 2006

Opening 20 Apr 2006

Directed by: David Zucker
Writing credits: Craig Mazin, Jim Abrahams
Principal actors: Anna Farris, Regina Hall, Charlie Sheen, Carmen Electra, Chris Elliot

The Scary Movie cast returns for a fourth time to continue their parodies. In the past few movies the jokes have been well set-up although a little on the lewd side. These jokes just tend to be flat out gross in their attempts to keep the same tone as the past successes. This movie, though it starts out with an amusing scene with both Dr. Phil and Shaquille O’Neal, goes quickly downhill as the dodgy plot thickens. This particular film parodies such other movies as War of the Worlds, The Grudge, The Village, Million Dollar Baby, and Saw. Though some of the jokes have the ability to get a chuckle, but for the most part they’re simply recycled from past movies. After all, what is Scary Movie without the usual Micheal Jackson jokes? Such returning cast members include Anna Farris, Regina Hall, Charlie Sheen, Carmen Electra, and Chris Elliott. If your curiousity gets the best of you because you have seen all the other movies, then perhaps renting the DVD would get the job done, however, I wouldn’t suggest paying the money to go to the cinema to see this one. Earlier attempts in this line of films seemed to do a much better job. (Kara Wahn)

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