Fun ... But Done

There are laughs, and Anna Faris is still a scream, but 'Scary Movie' spoofs may have gone to the attic once to often

Review B-

April 14, 2006|By CHRIS KALTENBACH | CHRIS KALTENBACH,SUN MOVIE CRITIC

Spoofs are, at once, both the easiest to watch and the hardest to perfect of all comedy films.

They're easy to watch because they move rapidly, depend on characters and situations we're already familiar with, and have only one purpose: to make the viewer laugh. But they're hard to get just right because what one person finds funny, another will find simply stupid. And if the audience isn't familiar with the source material, most of the jokes will simply fly over their heads.

Scary Movie 4 (Dimension Films) Starring Anna Faris, Craig Bierko, Leslie Nielsen. Directed by David Zucker. Rated PG-13. Time 83 minutes.

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