While the original parodied slasher flicks like Scream, Keenen Ivory Wayans’ sequel to Scary Movie takes comedic aim at haunted house movies.
Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Starring: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Christopher Masterson, Regina Hall, Anna Faris, Veronica Cartwright, Tim Curry, Richard Moll, Tori Spelling, James Woods, Natasha Lyonne, Chris Elliott, Kathleen Robertson, James DeBello, Andy Richter, David Cross, Antony Acker, Mark Barrett, Richard Bellos, Suzanne Bianqui
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Funny… 10 years ago
They say great comedy never ages, unfortunately “Scary Movie 2” has aged badly. The sequel to the Wayans brother’s first horror spoof outing “Scary Movie” is a clear example of why, despite how funny it may be at the time, using pop culture and relevance of the day is a sure fire way to make sure your movie never finds a new audience some years down the road.
The sequel picks back up with Cindy (Anna Faris), now a college student, along with her friends from the first movie accepting to partake in a sleepover / study weekend but when they arrive at the house where the study is to take place they soon find out the house is haunted and they were all brought together for a different purpose entirely.
“Scary Movie 2” isn’t a bad movie in affect and in my younger days I was a fan of it. The issues arise from the jokes – although they may have given us the odd chuckle at the time they are so outdated; and those that aren’t are more in line to amuse someone who is substantially younger than myself. When you don’t laugh at a comedy it becomes an issue…
It’s not all doom and gloom though as the comedic talent involved can not be overstated! Faris, as usual, is right on the mark and in my opinion a highly underrated slapstick comedy actress but most notably the legend that is Tim Curry without whom this film would have been almost painful to watch this time around.
“Scary Movie 2” had it’s time in the sun and there’s no doubt that it was once funny to many people but that sun has set and with it came the maturing of a once-teenage audience that would have originally been who this movie’s content hoped to capture. My recommendation? Avoid! There are so many other films where your time would be better invested.
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