Scary Movie 4
- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2006 1 Jan
Take a few popular movies from the past few years. Spoof them in overblown sketches loosely joined by an alien-invasion plot. And what do you get? Scary Movie 4, the latest hodge-podge of lowbrow parodies from director David Zucker, who got this genre started with Airplane! and Top Secret! back in the '80s.
David DiCerto (Catholic News Service) says the movie "consists of little more than lame spoofs strung together by a vacant plot. … Zucker serves up the mindless slapstick and gross-out jokes, somewhat tamer this time around, but still vulgar."
Mainstream critics aren't scared or entertained.
Marcus Yoars (Plugged In) says, "[I]t's hard to find a moment not filled with sexual sight gags, crude language and over-the-top violence played for laughs. And by the way, yes, some of those movies were already parodied in the last Scary Movie."