Iffy for 15+
This dumb, raunchy series should have given up the ghost.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Scary Movie 5 is the latest in the increasingly tired series of horror movie spoofs begun in 2000 by the Wayans brothers (and now continued by others). Like the others, it's filled with vulgar, rude humor and relies on slapstick, stereotypes, crude bodily jokes, and sexual innuendo for laughs. It also includes some horror violence, notably a scene of dismemberment (out of Evil Dead) that's filled with blood. There are also meant-to-be comical scenes of parents punching and smacking children (both accidentally and on purpose). Though there's no graphic nudity or sex, innuendo is very strong, and there's plenty of racy stuff. In the opening sequence, Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan make a sex tape, there's a lesbian sex scene, and a pool party sequence shows haunted pool vacuum cleaners drinking and doing drugs. Language includes one "f--k" and many uses of "s--t." Some teens may be interested, but otherwise, this series has run out of steam.
- Families can talk about Scary Movie 5's sexual humor. Who is that type of comedy intended to appeal to? Does it succeed? Is there anything here on that subject that can be taken seriously?
- Is the movie actually scary? How can it use images from traditional horror movies and take most of the fear out of them?
- Did you notice any stereotypes in the movie? Were they reinforced or dispelled? Is it ever OK to use stereotypes to get laughs?
- What's the appeal of this franchise, which has been going since the year 2000?
The good stuff
Messages: As usual, jokes are based on stereotypes, poop jokes, and bodily humor. Characters never seem to learn anything, let alone demonstrate awareness of what's going on.
Role models: Most of the characters seem pretty dumb and don't really listen to or relate to others around them. Children are treated badly and more or less ignored.
What to watch for
Violence: In one scene, a clueless aunt and uncle punch a couple of little girls in the face (the girls punch back). A baby's head is bashed on a door frame and is also accidentally set on fire. In a scene spoofing Evil Dead, characters saw off their limbs and slice their tongues -- it all happens off screen, though lots of blood is shown. Two characters draw and fire guns. Lots of slapstick falling, characters getting clocked in the head, and comical fighting.
Sex: Tons of sexual innuendo, imagery, and banter. Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan make a "comical" sex tape in the opening scene. There's an additional sex scene, though no graphic nudity. Dogs are shown copulating. There's a "party" of pool vacuum cleaners, and they're shown in sexual positions. Crude drawings of penises are briefly shown. A woman performs a sexy pole dance. Two women in bikinis are shown showering together, soaping each other. 50 Shades of Gray is mentioned. A "naughty nanny" is shown, along with a "crotchless" Santa Claus. A sex toy is shown. A porn website is shown (no nudity).
Language: One use of "f--k" and several uses of "s--t," plus the "N" word, "bitch," "slut," "penis," "vagina," "balls," "hell," "ass," "crap," "damn," and "oh my God."
Consumerism: Mentos are shown in one scene (a girl eats them, drinks a soda, and then shoots across the room like a rocket).
Drinking, drugs and smoking: In one scene, a bunch of "haunted" pool vacuum cleaners have a huge party and are seen "drinking" and snorting cocaine. In an early scene, Snoop Dogg and another character are shown stealing an enormous joint; they also talk about drugs. Two women take Ecstasy in a nightclub.
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Scary Movie V - Don't spend more than $1 by ComedyLovr
Just wait for the Netflix or Redbox to be available. Good for a chuckle every once in a while, but generally pretty dumb and even the physical comedy wasn't that great. Might have been worth watching had I had an afternoon to kill and only spent $1.
loved it by anacristinaalvarezta
i loved the movie not as good as the other scary movies but i was laughing the whole time! i really loved the mix with mama and sinister! not the best movie but its good I LOVED IT!i loved ashlys acting
Scary Movie 5....Terrible by Kimmd
This movie was beyond terrible! The acting is horrible, comedy was mundane and just plain awful. Save your money and pass on this. The theater was full of teenagers and a total of maybe 25 people. My fiancee fell asleep and we only stayed till the end because we paid $18.50 for this piece of trash attempt of a film. Hollywood is really reaching the bottom of the barrel. Disappointed!!!
Don't waste your money by xxjdpxx
This installment doesn't compare to the earlier Scary Movies. It certainly does not live up to the hype and isn't worth the money you pay to see it
Movie was all over the place by Daniell424
This movie was just plain awful, with no real sense of direction. I found myself confused many times throughout the movie because of sudden change between one scene to the next without transition. although there was many parodies from recent movies, there was no real connection between all the parodies. In addition, if you didn't watch the movies that are being parodied, movies like Mama or Evil dead, you will not understand what this movie is about. Also, there were many funny parts from the official trailer that didn't make the cut in the movie.
Failed it's successor by nicoleeagleroad
I was disappointed! I wish they would have stuck with Ana Faris!!! It had funny parts but not enough to hold the standard. The best part of the movie was Snoop Dog and Mac Miller! Definitely wait until it comes out on DVD. Not really a small child movie.I thin
D by melissa2487
I have to give Scary Movie 5 a D. Not a fan at all! However, it was better than 'Scary Movie 2' which I absolutely hated but needless to say, this was pretty bad. The only good part was, amazingly, Charlie Sheen and Lindsey Lohan's scene at the very beginning. Thank god for that because that had me laughing. Everything else was just okay - if that. It really wasn't all that funny and they need the old cast back! Disappointing. I wouldn't recommend it or see it again.
Pretty bad by sjsawdey
This movie had very little effort in the making as it seems to me. The acting was very adequate except for Charlie sheen who was not in the movie for more than 10 to 15 minutes. As for entertainment the movie was not that bad. It was fairly funny throughout the movie with the insulting of other horror movies. I would strongly suggest that you save your money and do not see this movie.
BAD, BAD, BAD!!! by HShaeRN
My kids, who have seen all of the other Scary Movies, went to see this movie and said it was "HORRIBLE"! "It was worse than Paranormal Activity 4 and it was BAD!!" were the words from my teen. So, my view is if my kids don't even like this type of movie, then it must be BAD!
An Insult To Audiences by bill2startover
The Weinstein brothers should be ashamed to have produced such an asinine piece of total crap. There were over 50 people in the theater when I saw this turd, and NO ONE laughed, not even once. The humor is not only sophomoric, but they repeated the same gag several times, as if to suggest that the retarded audience can't get the gag. You know a movie suck when half of it is run during the credits, and even those cops were not funny. Save you money and buy toilet paper with it. The really "scary" thing about this movie is that it exists.