“Scary Movie 5” is the latest in the “Scary Movie” franchise and continues the downhill spiral these films have been taking since their inception, offering even more juvenile humor than the last.
The film follows young couple Jody (Ashley Tisdale) and Dan Sanders (Simon Rex) and the unusual activity that occurs after they bring home their lost nieces and nephew. The chaos continues with Jody’s job as a ballet dancer and Dan’s job as an ape researcher.
Parodies of the films “Black Swan”, “Paranormal Activity”, “Mama”, “Cabin in the Woods”, “Evil Dead”, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, and many more are integral parts of this movie. Other references are made to various pop culture topics.
The quip to Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan’s downfalls got a chuckle, as did a couple other film references. However, the majority of this film was just lazy and adolescent. Any creativity and wit seen in the previous films is gone in this latest installment. There is not much to gain from watching this film. Even fans of the stupid humor genre of comedy films won’t find much.
“Scary Movie 5” has a run time of approximately 88 minutes, and is not rated.
The Blu-ray features a 1080p/AVC-encoded presentation in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. The high definition transfer is actually good for the majority, with certain scenes taking a flat appearance. The colors are consistent, with facial skintones coming off as pasty, but an overall vibrant and defined image.
The Blu-ray features a lossless DTS-HD Master Audio track, which offers a wide soundstage that fits the film’s needs well. Horror sounds such as thuds and screams play with directional sound elements. Ambience is handled well, and interior sounds are realistic. Dialogue comes through clearly through the front channels. Overall, the track fits the basic needs perfectly.
There are no commentary tracks, and no Blu-ray exclusives. The bonus features include:
- Deleted and extended scenes
“Scary Movie 5” really is the worst installment in the series, despite the box office ratings but the Blu-ray looks and sounds good. Hardcore fans of the previous films might enjoy certain aspects of this one, but otherwise this isn’t recommended to anyone.
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