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SCARY MOVIE 2 (2001)

DIRECTOR  -  keenen ivory wayans

RATED  -  r

GENRE  -  comedy

LENGTH  -  83 minutes

RELEASED  -  4 july 2001

DISTRIBUTOR  -  dimension film

OFFICIAL SITE  -  scary movie 2

ESTIMATED BUDGET  -  $45,000,000
scary movie 2 - a shot from the film

four teens are tricked by their professor into visiting a haunted house for a school project.

there is a character named megan voorhees, whose last name comes from the killer in the friday The 13th films, jason voorhees.


zero out of four possible stars

Do not see this movie. Whatever you've heard about the film may be somewhat true. But it is certain that it is much, much worse than that. While there are some people in the cast who have enjoyed box office successes in their careers, this film will do their reputations no favors. It is quite horrid what these filmmakers have put together for this film. The comedy is absolutely horrifying and any elements that are supposed to be scary are quite lame.

And even though the first film was something of an oddity, and even funny in parts, when it was released, as it was a satire on a film that was already a satire itself, this film is quite simply, a waste of celluloid. Each of its seventy-odd minutes is a torture test for any viewer who attempts to watch the film in its entirety. One cannot consider the comedy in Scary Movie 2 entertaining as a gross-out film, such as movies There's Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, and American Pie, as the comedy itself isn't even funny.

Although the film repeats many of its lame attempts at being funny, even the first instances of these repetitive sequences are not funny. Not in the least. None of the people in this film are sympathetic. The story is a mish-mash of so many different films that the plot itself is more annoying than anything. It seems the writer (Writer? This film had a writer??) thought it would be entertaining to "pay homage" or, more aptly, "make fun of" every film in existence that had ever come before.

Naming the amount of films parodied by this film could become a popular drinking game. Whoever passes out first and misses the greatest part of the movie is the winner. It would be a waste of any reader's time to continue on writing such horrible things about this film, as this review would become as repetitive in its insults as the film itself is in its horrid attempts to make the audience laugh. Never subject yourself or anyone you care about to a viewing of this film. Life is far too precious to waste on filth such as this.

Screenplay written by: Shawn Wayans (characters), Marlon Wayans (characters), Buddy Johnson (characters), Phil Beauman (characters), Jason Friedberg (characters), Aaron Seltzer (characters)

Alyson Fouse (screenplay), Greg Grabianski (screenplay), Dave Polsky (screenplay), Michael Anthony Snowden (screenplay), Craig Wayans (screenplay).

I take it back. There is something funny about this movie. It's the number of writers!!

Review by Kelsey Wyatt.

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