start off by saying that I usually love the Wayans Brothers and that I dug
the original "Scary Movie"
big-time! I’ll also go on record to say that the opening “Exorcist”
spoof in this sequel starring the way kool “James Woods” is hilarious
and fooled me into thinking that I was in for a side-splitting hour and a
half. I was wrong…dead wrong.
rest of "Scary Movie 2" is flatter than a blow-up doll after
being used and abused. What happened here, guys? Did the studio pull the
machete out on this one in the editing room? Did you do it just for the
bread? Did Keenan really direct it? I don’t fucking get it! What we have
here is a dull patch job of “parody clips” that sometimes made me
smile but most of the time, had me staring at the screen stone faced.
Where was the energy? The pace of the film is so off! The cohesive
storyline? Yes, even in a parody you need one! The comic timing? Why
stretch jokes that are just not funny? For example, the bird was funny
once…ONCE! The amusing characters? Case in point: what the fuck was
talent-challenged Tori Spelling doing in here? What’s going on, dudes???
the gross out element is there. Chris Elliott (Hansen) is just plain
disgusting as the ugly freak with the warped hand. We also get another
huge sperm spray and a giant black dick choking some poor clown. But does
that mean that it's funny? It wasn’t to me. The film parodies "The
Haunting", "What Lies Beneath",
"Poltergeist 2" and other genre
films but the gags that stuck out for me were the non-genre related ones
like "Dude, Where’s My Car?", "Save The Last Dance",
"MI2" and "Charlie’s Angels". Isn’t this flick
called "Scary Movie 2"? You know…scary!!! Unfortunately for us
genre fans, most of the “horror”-related jokes fail or are just
Wayans Brothers themselves are shamefully misused and underused in this
film as well. Marlon Wayans’ Shorty cracked my ass up in the original
but in this film, the material is so damn weak that he comes across as
stupid and annoying. In the original, Shawn Wayans' gay antics made it
happen for me but here they don’t capitalize enough on it. It's too bad
because Shawn’s "gay shite" is funnnnny and this sequel needed
a positive note, I did smile a few times and I have to hand it to Anna
Farris (Cindy) for not being afraid of making an ass out of herself. This
girl does it all here and can clearly laugh at herself. She comes out of
this a big winner. But on the whole, "Scary Movie 2" felt
disjointed, is un-funny 90 percent of the time and had me wishing that it
would end very fast. Where’s the Vodka? It’s time to mourn.