Scary Movie 3

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

In 2000 the Wayans brothers had rich pickings for their first dumbed-down horror parody - they fed off the warm corpses of Scream and its clones. These days there's less flesh around, so Scary Movie 3 takes some more unlikely victims and has 8 Mile and The Matrix joining The Ring, The Others and Signs in what looks more like a sixth form revue of last year's blockbusters. Perky heroine Cindy Campbell (Faris) is now a newsgirl investigating a mystery apparently linking a killer videotape with alien crop circles. Taking on a sheaf of clumsily constructed subplots, Cindy attempts to save the world for President Harris (Nielsen) while falling in love with a white boy rapper and being hailed as 'The One' by The Oracle (Queen Latifah). Initial laughs of recognition soon give way to yawns, despite the odd one liner. Director David (Airplane!) Zucker's slapstick may have the satiric delicacy of a chainsaw lobotomy, but it hasn't harmed the franchise.



Release details

84 mins

Cast and crew

David Zucker
Craig Mazin, Pat Proft
Anna Faris
Anthony Anderson
Leslie Nielsen
Camryn Manheim
Simon Rex
Pamela Anderson
Jenny McCarthy
Darrell Hammond
Kevin Hart
DL Hughley
Ja Rule
Drew Mikuska
Jeremy Piven
George Carlin
Queen Latifah
Eddie Griffin
Denise Richards
Regina Hall
Charlie Sheen
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