Dimension films should be compensating me for any and all mental damages inflicted upon my cranium!
If you are between the ages of six and sixteen and know nothing about Life, Hollywood or comedy, this is probably a funny movie. For anyone with a modicum of intelligence this may rank as the absolute worst comedy of the year!
The story is Scream with dashes of I Know What You Did Last Summer. Other movies parodied are The Matrix, The Sixth Sense and The Blair Witch Project. These kinds of movies are ripe for satire but every time the occasion arises it is telegraphed way to early or beaten into your skull. Add to the mix that every joke involves one of the following: a bodily function, sex or drugs but without any wit or real humour you begin to look for something sharp to cut your wrists with. Not one shred of originality is evident and hey, is it me, or was Scream not already a parody of the genre?!?
Somewhere around this point I should mention the acting. Forget it, there isn't any. It's all high school play levels with some blood and flesh thrown in.
I can't even write a full review on this one. I am so bitterly disappointed in this movie. Not only were all the good bits in the trailer, those bits were not all that great!
Now, having complained and whined, I have to tell you, the teenagers who were in the theatre for this one loved it. Good God, maybe I am getting ancient. Naaaaaaaw....I have taste that's all.
I mean, when the world starts laughing at a Polaroid of a penis, or an erection stabbing a man in the head (and he lives) then I have to figure that Shakespeare would never cut it as a writer in today's market unless he sold out. Which he was...so Romeo and Juliet would actually be, There's Something About Juliet, with a fully tacked on lesbian love scene.
I liked Road Trip and it was pretty tasteless...but this atrocity...yeeesh!
You know what, I'm tired, I can find anything nice to say about this mess...so as Eric Cartman says, "Screw This Guys, I'm Going Home!"
1 star out of 5.
Copyright© Written By: Rob Paul
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