I should also say that I wasn’t a huge fan of the original SCARY MOVIE, but I at least conceded that it attempted to be different. The second one had moments that made me laugh out loud but all I could muster for this one is a few chuckles. One thing that hurt the movie was the original PG-13 rating. The first two were rated R for their gross out humor and shock value. This one is void of everything that made the originals mildly funny, except of course Anna Faris. The well for this “franchise” has dried up and it’s just a pale comparison to its predecessors.
Maybe I’m being too hard on it and I’m sounding pretentious. I understand that spoofs are nothing but 80 minutes of cheap laughs but the point is they make you laugh. I enjoyed HOT SHOTS, NAKED GUN, AIRPLANE and of course SPACEBALLS because they offered some original takes on old jokes. SCARY MOVIE 3.5 takes jokes from all those, puts them into a modern setting and expects you to laugh…again. For those of you that haven’t seen the aforementioned movies, you might enjoy this one.
Another thing that should be pointed out is the inclusion of Leslie Nielson and David Zucker from the NAKED GUN movies because they made this feel like another NAKED GUN. The difference is that the NAKED GUN movies were funny.
Commentary with director David Zucker, producer Robert K Weiss and writers Craid Mazin and Pat Proft: I found this track to be more amusing then the normal audio track. Robert K Weiss is a funny guy and he keeps it rolling with the others. They also talk about why this one was unrated and what was different. If you like commentaries and you have the time, this one won’t disappoint.
Deleted scenes (20:08): None of these were great, but I did laugh at the baby oil spill scene. I think the movie would’ve been better with more scenes like this. Overall, they were disappointing.
Outtakes and bloopers (3:58): There had to have been funnier outtakes then this. That is to say, these weren’t very funny.
Making Scary Movie 3 (23:19): This is a standard look at the making of SCARY MOVIE 3 with normal praising from the cast and excitement from the director and producer.
Making Scary Movie 3…For Real (4:53): This is the best thing on the disc. It’s some impromptu jokes from the cast and crew talking about making the movie. I’m not sure, but I think I actually like Anna Faris.
Alternate Ending (15:28): You’ve heard this before, but I like this ending better. It offers up a couple of laughs, which is more than the original ending.
Behind the scenes of the alternate ending (4:08): This is a decent look as to how much work was put into an ending that never made it to the theater.