By Ryan Parsons | Images property of The Weinstein Company
Scary Movie 4 Poster
One has to have a particular sense of humor and an appreciation of parodies in order to enjoy films such as Scary Movie, Date Movie, Hot Shots, Not Another Teen Movie and Robin Hood Men in Tights. As expected, the same is sure to go for Scary Movie 4.
If you dig the 'parody' genre, then you are most likely going to enjoy the latest installment in the Scary franchise. If you have so far hated most of the films listed above, then there is a good chance you are going to hate Scary Movie 4.
After an early screening put on by The Weinstein Co, some first impressions of an unfinished version of the film have appeared online.
Scary Movie 4 Screening Report
The good people over at AICN have recently posted reports from the screening of Scary Movie 4. For the most part the reports are mixed, but the writers also admit that they are not a fan of the franchise and some editing could really clean the film up.
Just saw Scary Movie 4 (couldn't resist/such a cheap easy lay of a pun) and I have to say...yeah. That's about it. While it is a very funny movie, and sometimes a VERY funny movie, it definitely feels a bit tired out. Sort of like a comedian who's talent is ingrained so deep he can still hit home runs while nodding off to sleep, but has lost the ability to throw a curveball.
The movie stank of a hurried production, with most of the actors showing up for one or two scenes, some never even connecting to the others. Faris is sort of on autopilot (in fact, Bierko gets most of the laughs, mostly with some random lines and facial expressions). Leslie Nielsen shows up for about 5 minutes, and only the very first one is funny (a Fahrenheit 9/11 joke, which seemingly everyone in the theater besides me took about 30 seconds too long to get).
I've seen better screening reports, but have to say that the comments are actually above what we had expected considering the type of film.
My favorite all-time line to come from this genre occurred in Hot Shots-- "I have flown 154 missions and have been shot down every single time... As a matter of fact, I don't think I have ever landed a goddamn plane." (with a look of shock on Lloyd Bridges' face)
Check out the entire report on Scary Movie 4 over at AICN.
Scary Movie 4 comes to theatres on April 14th, 2006.