Excerpt: Wes Craven’s Scream – with a script by Kevin Williamson– was supposed to be a snarky take on the then-stale horror genre (note: the horror genre has since slipped back into stale-ness, thanks to the “torture porn” subgenre, the “found footage” subgenre, and the rise of “Sparkling, Ladyboy Vampire” films), a scary movie for people who’d grown bored with the slasher films of the 80′s and early 90′s.
Excerpt: The parody film is a difficult beast to tame. It seems increasingly difficult in the era of Epic Movie and their ilk, which seem to be nothing more than a collection of nods to other movies. They forget the central rule of the parody film: no matter how or where the jokes fall, the parody film must stand on its own as a film. It must have a plot (however conventional) and must build to some kind of satisfying narrative conclusion.
Conclusion: 'Scary Movie 2' is a terrible, unfunny, money grabbing insult to comedy. The jokes are pedestrian and recycled, and even the performances feel tired. The video quality resembles a DVD more than a true high-def image and the audio is good but never impressive. Supplements offer even more poor material to cull through, making this a lackluster disc for an awful movie.
Excerpt: Det finns dåliga filmer och det finns dåliga filmer. Den ena sorten är sådana som är gjorda med kärlek och engagemang men som ändå saknar saker som talang, känsla och Gud vet vad. Den sortens filmer kan man tycka lite synd om men de blir sällan bättre för det, såvida de inte når kalkonstatus och blir roliga bara därför.