Scary Movie 3

DVD Reviews | Mar 4th, 2005

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Starring Charlie Sheen, Leslie Nielsen, Anna Faris, Simon Rex, George Carlin, Jeremy Piven, Queen Latifah, DL Hughley, Ja Rule, Regina Hall, Wu Tang Clan, Master P, Eddie Griffin.
Written By: Craig Mazin and Pat Proft
Directed By: David Zucker
Studio: Miramax
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The third installment of this horror comedy spoof, now featuring director David Zucker (Airplane, BASEketball), picks up where the Wayans Brothers left off. Anna Faris (Scary Movie 1 & 2) stars as Cindy, a news anchorwoman, along with Charlie Sheen as a farmer, that is attracting some unusual activity out in his crops. Simon Rex plays his brother George, an aspiring rap wanna-be who’s a clueless schmuck.

David Zucker is back in the game with a genre he helped create, in Airplane and Naked Gun, and shows he still has the desire for it. Spoofing several big blockbusters of 2003, like Signs, The Ring, The Matrix Reloaded, and 8 Mile. Featured in the movie are Jenny Mccarthy and Pamela Anderson as catholic school girls who unearth a mysterious tape, Leslie Nielsen as the President of the United States, Jeremy Piven as a news anchorman, Anthony Anderson as a rap promoter, which is roasting 8 Mile. Another great comedian, George Carlin, pops up towards the end to play the Architect, spoofing The Matrix Reloaded. Anna Faris character Cindy must investigate a mysterious tape that goes around killing its viewers, and then leads to a small house out in the country where crop circles are showing up. Yeah, not much to the story. It’s just spoofs put together into 84 minutes.

Generally, the guest stars were the stars of the movie, because their are so many spoofs featured. It sometimes feels like the movie is sloppy and the spoofs are just thrown in randomly. The plot is silly, and so is the movie. What is different from the the previous movies are the gross jokes, featuring less disgusting humor for more sight gags and subtle humor. I think they should have just kept with the same theme, and went outrageous, because that is what the audience expects from a Scary Movie. Leslie Nielsen and Charlie Sheen should have been used more, rather than the other actors.

The extras have some fun stuff on here. Over 45 minutes of deleted and extended footage, some of it funny, most of it deserves to be on the cutting room floor. The one I enjoyed was the alternative ending, where Simon Rex’s character doesn’t enjoy the aliens invading, and turns into the Hulk. I would have rather seen that ending, than the theatrical version. Also, outtages and bloopers, an audio commentary by the director and producers are featured in the special features section. I enjoyed the two making of documentaries as well. One of them is fake and one of them is real. Pretty much the cast and crew bad-mouths the other actors, I thought that was pretty funny. Though, the movie was disappointing overall, there were some funny bits on here.

Alternate Ending
Outtakes and Bloopers
Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
“Hulk vs. Aliens: Behind the Scenes of the Alternate Ending”
“The Making of Scary Movie 3”
“The Making of Scary Movie 3… FOR REAL”
Feature Commentary with Director David Zucker, Producer Robert K. Weiss and Writers Craig Mazin and Pat Proft

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1

Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)


Favorite Scenes: “The Matrix Spoof,” “Rap Showdown,” “Michael Jackson Visits”
Rating: Rated PG-13
Running Time: 84 minutes
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