Scary Movie 2

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The writing credit on this movie lists seven different people. Just how much quicker is it to have seven people come up with multiple fart, sex, penis, barf and crap jokes? Is it any less time than it would take for, say, a group of preschool children? I bet not. Perhaps they should have had preschool children write the script. It would have been about as funny, and much much cheaper.

This movie is barely an hour long, so not only is it bad, but the amount paid for each bad minute was such that I felt even more ripped off. The first ten minutes are devoted to a parody of "The Exorcist," which has absolutely nothing to do with the story of Cindy (Anna Faris), Ray (Shawn Wayans), Shorty (Marlon Wayans), Alex (Tori Spelling) and some others who go off to do their own parody of "The Haunting" (or "The Haunting of Hill House" if you want). Given that this group of writers had a hard time coming up with a joke that didn't involve fluids coming out of a bodily orifice, it's not really surprising that they couldn't figure out a way to fit a parody of "The Exorcist" into the larger story.

It's pretty clear that all director Keenan Ivory Wayans wanted to do was make a few bucks off the fact that the first movie made a lot of money. There's almost no effort here to come up with anything creative or, for that matter, sensical. Basically, if the filmmakers are able to find a way to have somebody ejaculate on somebody else, or crap on somebody else, or spit in somebody's food, they make it happen.

To be honest, I found the film not so much offensive as boring, which is about the worst thing one can say about a comedy.

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