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Scary Movie 3

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6 out of 10
For those who missed the first two installments in the Scary Movie compendium, let us catch you up: nipped and tucked Playboy Bunnies act a fool, career-forsaken actors fill starring roles, and Wayans brothers script crotch kicks. And before you can say, “Airplane was hysterical; give it a rest,” a spoof is born. Scary Movie 3 doesn’t pretend to be anything it’s not (except Airplane), and the jokes come at you hard and fast…some even followed by laughter! Picking on the scariest of the genre—The Ring, Signs, 8 Mile—Charlie Sheen (Men at Work) and Anna Faris (Scary Movie 2) lead the gang through joke upon slapstick pratfall upon Leslie Nielsen cameo until the budget is tapped. Airplane director David Zucker (BASEketball) takes over for the Wayans (the movie is “based on characters” they created) and amply strings the zings together without giving you a chance to catch your breath between celebrity slams. Come for the relentless parodies, stay to boo Ja Rule!