With little care put into its coherence, the fifth Scary Movie
is a rotten mess that trades in legitimate laughs for poorly executed lampoons of modern culture. With major plot points based on Mama
, a movie released just three months previous, and Evil Dead
, released just one week before, Scary Movie V
isn’t a film so much as an art piece cobbled together from scores of reshoots. The fact that somehow a plot survived through it all is a miracle.
Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan start off the film with a punishingly bad round of jokes about themselves as they’re about to get it on. Just when they get under the covers, the movie cuts...