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April 06 2013

Scary Movie 5 to parody The Cabin in the Woods? Joss and Drew's movie gets name checked in a tv spot.

They're gonna parody a parody?
Maybe a really meta parody of a parody could work in incredibly capable hands, but judging the track record of this franchise I would not hold my breathe.
SCREAM itself is a partial parody of slasher films, so it wouldn't be the first time the Scarie Movie franchise attempted something like this. However, best of luck trying to spoof a genre-smashing film like The Cabin in the Woods. I'm sure they'll just play up the 'government agency is watching us in this cabin' theme- even though that was just a vehicle for the film's actual plot.
The Blank Movies have long been parodying comedies, because they're ridiculous and don't know what a parody is.
People parody parodies all the time - they often just don't realize it...
If I could post that Picard face palm picture, it'd be very appropriate for this story
Why not base it on, "Cabin in the Woods"? It's proven to be a classic, yes?
I read a comment somewhere that writers for these type of parody franchises often have no idea about the movies they are referencing. They are making parodies of the trailers of other movies.
I'm just stunned that they are making ANOTHER Scary Movie.

I can't remember now if I have watched them all, they were THAT memorable, but I know I watched a couple of them and found them not even remotely amusing. I'm not a huge fan of scary movies at the best of times, I think that makes me MORE open to a good parody though as I appreciate them not taking themselves too seriously.

Its such a shame, there is so much potential for a good parody of scary movies yet nobody seems to pull it off. Of course I am not including Cabin in that, its not what I would call a parody or a typical scary movie, I loved it.
OneTeV, having been roped into seeing a couple of said movies, I got the same impression. No utilization of inside jokes/plots that would have the viewer feel included in the joke, mostly just basic fun making of movie title/general theme and use of familiar faces.

Canít accuse them of taking themselves too seriously. lol
All you have to do is look at the actors in every new entry of Scary Movie and it gives you an idea of the quality you'll get from the series. It's just a bunch of has been or nobody celebrities trying to get a pay check or find some desperate way to get in the spotlight. Look at the new one. Charlie Sheen? Kat Williams? Really?
Is it just me, or are these getting cheaper and cheaper looking?
One of the Zuckers co-wrote it...who knows, might have a joke in it.
I learned that casting really means nothing with these films. There's been some people on their way up, some on their way down, and some in complete stasis.

Granted I didn't know they were only on #5 at this point. Some of the Adjective Movies have been from the same people who did the Scary franchise, like Aly Hannigan's pretty dodgy one, but there are some films in the same vein that still ended up okay and had nothing/little to do with those teams. (Like other Whedoner Chris Evans')

I did like Anna Faris from the first one/other things so maybe there's a fluke where they might turn out okay? It certainly can't be worse than the dueling two other Paranormal Activity spoofs.

[ edited by orangewaxlion on 2013-04-08 08:10 ]
All you have to do is look at the actors in every new entry of Scary Movie and it gives you an idea of the quality you'll get from the series. It's just a bunch of has been or nobody celebrities trying to get a pay check or find some desperate way to get in the spotlight. Look at the new one. Charlie Sheen? Kat Williams? Really?

Well, Alysson did one of them ...
Note: The worst spoof movies are the ones written/directed by Seltzer & Friedberg. Those have no jokes, only forced references and bad imitations. Epic Movie, Disaster Movie, Date Movie, Meet the Spartans... The Zucker, Zucker % Co spoof movies vary in quality, but usually have at least a couple of decent jokes in them. With the Wayans spoof movies, you never know what you're gonna get.
Yes, I'm with GreatMuppetyOdin. Not every joke in the Zucker ones is funny, but I can at least recognize (most of) them as attempts at humor.

[ edited by the Groosalugg on 2013-04-09 16:15 ]
how silly and brief

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