Scary Movie 3 entertains at price of the plot

Scary Movie 3 entertains at price of the plot

by Matt Bower

Ah yes, the curse of the movie trilogy.

Looking back, it is difficult to find a trilogy where the thirdand final movie is better than the first one.

This is almost always true of sequels as well, but the ScaryMovie series may be the exception to the rule.

Not to be confused with the Scream trilogy, the Scary Movietrilogy is the stupidly funny parody of cheesy thriller films.

The Wayans brothers, Shawn and Marlon, were the stars of thefirst two Scary Movie films. Sadly, they are not to be found in thethird installment of this parody franchise.

Instead, enter a long list of stars and cameo appearances. Infact, the list is so long it is hard to keep count of them all.

This time around, Scream is not the main focus that the plot isbased around.

Signs takes the credit for that.

Yes, that movie by M Night Shyamalan about mysterious cropcircles showing up in cornfields.

If it can be considered a plot at all, Scary Movie 3 is looselybased on Signs and The Ring, with additional lampoons from otherfilms such as Independence Day, 8 Mile and Sixth Sense thrownin.

Strange crop circles begin showing up in farmer Tom’s (CharlieSheen) cornfields.

At the same time, a dangerous video tape starts floatingaround.

The movie causes its viewers to die seven days after they watchit, not to mention a weird alien invasion of Earth.

Cindy Campbell (Anna Faris) who returns for her third appearancein the series, is caught in the middle of it all and with her sonCody who can see the future.

She attempts to find out what’s going on.

As Cindy searches for answers to the scary things that arehappening, she runs into George (Simon Rex), the younger brother ofTom and an aspiring hick rapper whose only dream is to have adream.

The two fall for one another and George agrees to help Cindy andCody figure out what is going on.

Meanwhile, the president of the United States, played by LeslieNielson, must deal with an unexpected alien invasion.

The President ends up working together with Cindy, George andCody to thwart off the aliens and end the killing spree of themurderous videotape.

The movie, directed by David Zucker, with help from long timepartner Kevin Smith, the genius behind the Jay and Silent Bobfilms, does not only parody films, but also commercials and popculture in general.

From the Verizon “Can you hear me now?” trademark to ESPN, it isall there.

Scary Movie 3 has enjoyed the number one spot in box officesales the past few weeks.

It appears that a Scary Movie 4 is in the works.

This may leave one asking, “When will it end?”

Well, as long as there are movies to mock and things in oursociety and culture to criticize, there will be a market forlampoon movies whether you want them or not.

On the other hand, if all you want to do is kick back, relax,share some laughs and have a good time, then Scary Movie 3delivers.

It is well done for what it is supposed to be.