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Scary Movie 5: The Parody That Goes Where No Other Scary Movie Has Gone Before


Scary Movie 5: A Spoof of Horror and Other Genres




Scary Movie 5 is a 2013 American parody film that mocks various horror films and other popular culture. It is the fifth and final installment in the Scary Movie film series, and the first one to not feature Cindy Campbell (played by Anna Faris) or Brenda Meeks (Regina Hall). It is also the second film to be distributed by The Weinstein Company under the Dimension Films brand, and the last before it folded in 2018. The film is directed by Malcolm D. Lee and written by David Zucker and Pat Proft. It was released on April 12, 2013.




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Introduction




What is Scary Movie 5?




Scary Movie 5 is a comedy film that parodies various horror films and other genres, such as Black Swan, Inception, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Mama, Sinister, Evil Dead, Paranormal Activity, Fifty Shades of Grey, and others. The film follows a couple, Dan and Jody Sanders, who adopt three feral children from Charlie Sheen's house, and experience some strange activity in their home. They also have to deal with their careers as an ape researcher and a ballet dancer, respectively. Along the way, they encounter various characters who are either spoofing or cameoing from other films.


What films does it parody?




Scary Movie 5 parodies a wide range of films from different genres, mostly horror. Some of the films that are spoofed include:


  • Paranormal Activity: The film's main plot is based on this franchise, with Dan and Jody setting up cameras around their house to capture the paranormal events. The opening scene also features Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan making a sex tape with over 20 cameras.



  • Mama: The three children that Dan and Jody adopt are based on the two girls from this film, who were raised by a ghostly entity in a cabin in the woods. The film also features a parody of Mama herself, played by Scot Nery.



  • Sinister: Dan finds a box of old Super 8 films in his attic, which show various murders committed by a demon named Baghuul. He also becomes obsessed with researching the demon's history.



  • Evil Dead: Jody's friend Kendra invites her to a cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway, where they find a book of the dead that unleashes evil spirits. They also encounter a possessed Mia (played by Sarah Hyland) who attacks them with various weapons.



  • Inception: Jody's ballet company is preparing for a production called Swan Lake Dream, which involves entering people's dreams using a device called PASIV. Jody's rival Heather (played by Molly Shannon) hires an extractor named Dom Kolb (played by Ben Cornish) to sabotage Jody's dream.



  • Black Swan: Jody's ballet career is influenced by this film, as she struggles with her perfectionism and her dark side. She also has a lesbian encounter with Kendra, who plays her understudy.



Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Dan works as an ape researcher at a facility called Caesar's Palace Continuing from the previous paragraph:


where he experiments on a smart ape named Caesar (played by Christopher 'Critter' Antonucci). He also befriends a fellow researcher named Martin (played by Terry Crews), who has a crush on Jody. Caesar develops a bond with Dan and Jody, and helps them with their problems.


The subplots with Kendra, Pierre, Martin and others




Meanwhile, Jody's best friend Kendra (played by Erica Ash) invites her to a cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway, where they find a book of the dead that unleashes evil spirits. They also encounter a possessed Mia (played by Sarah Hyland) who attacks them with various weapons. Kendra and Jody manage to escape, but not before having a lesbian encounter that is recorded by a hidden camera.


Jody's ballet company is preparing for a production called Swan Lake Dream, which involves entering people's dreams using a device called PASIV. Jody's rival Heather (played by Molly Shannon) hires an extractor named Dom Kolb (played by Ben Cornish) to sabotage Jody's dream. However, their plan backfires when they enter the wrong dream and end up in a parody of Inception, where they encounter various characters from other films, such as The Hunger Games, The Help and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.


Martin, who works at Caesar's Palace with Dan, tries to impress Jody by showing her his muscular body and his dancing skills. He also helps Dan and Jody with their paranormal issues, by introducing them to a psychic named Dr. Hall (played by Darrell Hammond), who advises them to use a book called How to Defeat Evil Spirits. However, the book turns out to be useless, as it contains only blank pages.


The climax and resolution




The climax of the film occurs when Dan and Jody discover that the demon that is haunting them is actually Mama, the ghostly entity that raised the three children in the cabin. Mama wants to take the children back with her, and attacks Dan and Jody in their home. Caesar comes to their rescue, and fights Mama with his intelligence and strength. He manages to defeat Mama by throwing her into a wood chipper.


Dan and Jody celebrate their victory, and decide to keep Caesar as their pet. They also watch the video of Kendra and Jody's lesbian encounter, and enjoy it. The film ends with a parody of Fifty Shades of Grey, where Jody meets Christian Grey (played by Jerry O'Connell), who introduces her to his BDSM lifestyle. However, Jody is not impressed by his kinky toys, and leaves him.


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Reception and Analysis




How did the film perform at the box office?




Scary Movie 5 was a commercial failure, grossing only $78.4 million worldwide against a budget of $20 million . It was the lowest-grossing film in the Scary Movie franchise, and one of the worst-performing films of 2013. It opened at number two at the North American box office, behind 42, with $14.2 million. It dropped 55% in its second weekend, earning only $6.3 million. It was out of the top ten by its fourth weekend.


What did the critics and audiences think of it?




Scary Movie 5 was also a critical flop, receiving mostly negative reviews from critics and audiences alike. It holds a 4% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 52 reviews, with an average rating of 2.6/10. The consensus reads: \"Juvenile even by Scary Movie standards, this fifth installment offers stale pop culture gags that generate few laughs.\" It also has a score of 11 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 16 reviews, indicating \"overwhelming dislike\". The audience score on Rotten Tomatoes is 38% based on over 100,000 ratings.


Some of the common criticisms of the film were its lack of originality, humor, coherence and relevance. Many reviewers noted that the film was outdated in its references, as it parodied films that were released years ago or were already spoofed by other comedies. Some also complained that the film was too vulgar, crude and offensive in its jokes, without being funny or clever. Some also felt that the film wasted the talents of its cast members, especially Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan, who had brief cameos in the opening scene.


What are some of the strengths and weaknesses of the film?


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Some of the strengths of the film are its fast pace, its variety of parodies, and its occasional moments of wit and creativity. Some reviewers praised the film for being a mindless and harmless entertainment, that did not take itself too seriously. Some also appreciated the film's self-awareness and meta-humor, as it poked fun at its own genre and franchise. Some also enjoyed the performances of some of the cast members, especially Simon Rex, Ashley Tisdal


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