This freewheeling parody tosses horror movies, Eminem, The Matrix, and much more into a cinematic blender. Scary Movie 3 centers around Cindy (Anna Faris, Lost in Translation), a bubble-headed young newscaster who believes... more » that a deadly videotape has some mysterious connection to the aliens who've been making crop circles in the cornfield of a local farmer (Charlie Sheen, Young Guns), whose brother (Simon Rex) hopes to win a local rap contest. Along for the ride are Queen Latifah, George Carlin, Anthony Anderson, Pamela Anderson, Jenny McCarthy, Jeremy Piven, Camryn Manheim, Ja Rule, dozens of rap stars, and Leslie Nielsen as the President of the U.S. No need to have seen the first two Scary Movie flicks--though a few of the characters recur, the movie leapfrogs from gag to goofy gag, plundering The Ring, Signs, and The Others as needed. Silly and slapdash, but with a decent dose of laughs. --Bret Fetzer« less
H. Semones | Denver, CO United States | 10/22/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I wondered when I watched the trailer for Scary Movie 3 why I was laughing so hard. Sure I enjoyed the first two films, but they seemed... amateurish. Yeah, I know the entire series is nothing but crass, low-brow humor, but that trailer was SO funny. I found myself on the Internet Movie Database (http://www.imdb.com) trying to figure it out. Much to my surprise, I found David Zucker (one of the three masterminds behind Airplane!) directing and writing AND Kevin Smith producing and writing the film. Zounds! I don't know why or how the Wayans brothers aren't involved, but frankly it's for the better. The movie is absolutely hilarious. Oh sure, there are jokes so obvious they are like seeing a jumbo jet landing in your front yard, but there are also enough surprises that catch you off guard to more than make up for that. The "plot" purees The Ring, Signs and Eight Mile into a mismatch of parody and slap-stick well enough that you wish the Zuckers and Jim Abrahams would get back together and come up with one more. This is mostly for two scenes that sustain laughs so long they actually hurt. Don't get me wrong. This nothing more than stupid, sophomoric humor, but when in the hands of talented comedic film makers, it becomes a film that demands repeated viewings much like Airplane! and Top Secret. In other words, a laugh riot."
"Sex, violence and the weather"
M. J Leonard | Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA United States | 07/14/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Loosely based on the summer blockbuster movies The Ring and Signs, and strangely enough, the Eminem film, 8 Mile, Scary Movie 3 provides more of the toilet humour and juvenile laughs that we have come to expect from this series. Unfortunately though, this installment is pretty light on the laughs. The first two movies were actually funny and clever, and although they were unashamedly audacious in their tackiness, there was a kind of enduring honesty to them that left the viewer chuckling for more. When watching Scary Movie 3, the viewer is more likely to be laughing in embarrassment, and wondering why Hollywood could malign and continue a franchise that has become so obviously tired.If you've seen Signs or The Ring, you'll have a pretty good idea of the plot of Scary Movie 3. Like in the previous Scary Movies, lead actress Anna Faris is back as Cindy Campbell. This time, she's dropped into the middle of a combination alien invasion/ghost story. After watching a killer video tape, she has only seven days to live, and, in that time, she has to stop a deranged ghost living in a well, fall in love with a white, self-doubting rapper named George played by a bumbling Simon Rex, and help the President - a tired, embarrassed looking Leslie Nielsen - stymie an invasion by aliens who have a fondness for the corn field of a minister-turned-farmer, played by the desperate Charlie Sheen. Along the way, Denise Richards, Queen Latifa, and Camryn Manhem, Simon Cowell, and the big-breasted Pamela Anderson pop in for a visit. Anna Faris is her usual perky, big-eyed self, Charlie Sheen appears somewhat ashamed to be in this rubbish, and Simon Rex is probably the unlikeliest and most unlikable love interest one will ever see in a movie. Then there's the sad case of 77-year old Leslie Nielsen, as a bumbling lame-duck president who spends his limited screen time trying to re-create the kind of comedic bumbling that became his meat-and-potatoes when he re-invigorated his career in the '80s. Now, this routine is tired, repetitious, and devoid of energy - which is a pretty good way to describe the movie as a whole. Absent for this third installment are the Wayans Brothers who are replaced by David Zucker and his scribe-for-hire, Pat Proft, which is unfortunate because it is the Wayans Brothers gift for irreverent humour, that made the first two so funny, even though they were bordering on the offensive. There are about three or four genuine laughs in Scary Movie 3, and a lot of failed jokes in between. The comedy is lame and flaccid with characters that are either constantly falling over or bumping into things and there's a child that is continually hit by a car and thrown out a window. There's also some gross-out material and various indignities are performed on a corpse. The weaving together of the primary three storylines is done awkwardly, and the narrative is fractured and hard to follow. With so much of the humor failing, it becomes increasingly obvious that there's not much of a storyline to fall back on, and that makes Scary Movie 3 a gigantic waste of time and almost unwatchable. Mike Leonard July 04."
"Sharpton for President y'all. I'm outie!"
S. Sarhan | Dearborn, Michigan United States | 02/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Here's another Scary Movie sequel, but this time neither Wayans brother returns.
Scary Movie 3 is a hilarious movie starring returning castmembers Anna Faris (Lost In Translation) and Regina Hall, along with an incredible supporting cast including Charlie Sheen (Hot Shots), Leslie Neilsen (Airplane!), Anthony Anderson (Me Myself And Irene), and many others.
The film spoofs many recently popular horror films like The Ring, The Others, and Signs, while at the same time taking on other films like 8 Mile and The Truman Show.
Watch out for cameo appearances by Macy Gray, Ja Rule, American Idol's Simon Cowell, Queen Latifah, Eddie Griffin, Jeremy Piven as the whacky news broadcaster Ross Giggins, and a Michael Jackson look-alike.
Takis Tz. | InYourHead | 08/27/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I bravely endured about 20 painful minutes of this surrealy unfunny disaster. That's when i realised that the 3-4 funny scenes this stunningly bad movie included were all in the trailer i'd seen months ago in the theaters.
Unless you're in the ages 11-14 (not that this is an excuse)you need to avoid this. "Scary movie 3" has got to be one of the worst movies I've ever "seen" even if it was for just 20 minutes but then just as well it was one of the most agonisingly bad 20 minutes i've witnessed on celluloid.
There's nothing more worth adding to all this, i've said way more than enough. The barrage of negative reviews about this utter calamity are no coincidence..."
Non stop comedy action from start to finish!
Kieran Mulcahy | 02/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The third and final chapter of the hilariously entertaining scary movie trilogy. It all starts when Cindy Campbell is sent to investigate some strange happenings on a crop circle in the country. Then she winds up watching a mysterious video tape that tells you that in a weeks time you will die. Cindy must find a way to stop the tape from killing again as well as helpig ensure the safety of her friends and colleagues from any further miraculous deaths. Charlie Sheen and comic legend Leslie Nielson are just some of the names cast in this blockbuster comedy."