The "Scary Movie" franchise hasn't been the same since the Wayans brothers left the franchise after "Scary Movie 2" back in 2001. The franchise now feels like cinematic poison. Parodies can be fun, but this is overkill at this point. It's like using an entire can of Raid on one ant. Taking a role in these films is either career suicide or is catered to actors who no longer have a reputation to uphold or never had one to begin with; i.e. those who are probably referred to as "actors." With something like "Scary Movie 5," you can judge the film by its cover and it's absolutely worse than anything you can possibly imagine.
There isn't really a story to "Scary Movie 5." It mostly just links together a bunch of recent films and makes fun of them. Films parodied in this installment include "Paranormal Activity," "The Cabin in the Woods," "Mama," "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," "Black Swan," "Inception," "Sinister," "Evil Dead," and "Ted."
The issue is the humor is such formulaic tripe that there's nothing there to enjoy. It's as if the writers threw whatever terrible talent into the film that they could find and made fun of them at surface level without putting any actual thought into it. There's nothing clever here. Oh, Snoop Dogg is in it? Let's have him make a bunch of jokes about marijuana. Mike Tyson is in it, too? Better have him punch a guy.
The humor unfolds in this constant cycle of sex, drugs, toilet humor, and this really poor representation of physical comedy. The film begins with Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan making a sex tape. Lohan pokes fun at all of her recent arrests while Sheen mocks his sex addiction. They then have sex for four hours to Benny Hill music that sees clowns, midgets, and a pony get into bed with them. You then have to listen to Snoop Dogg talk about how unpleasant it is to get shampoo in his genitals. There's a lot of urine, farting, fist fighting with children, lighting babies on fire, shoving things up one's rectum, strippers, and sex toys. Just stereotypical garbage that isn't amusing or entertaining in the slightest. Everything usually results in two people getting into a fight with each other. Simon Rex literally just gets hit with stuff; usually frying pans in the face or skull. Toss in some monkeys throwing their feces around every time they're on screen in for good measure.
It says a lot about a project when the film is atrocious, but the outtakes actually somewhat hit their mark. There are a couple minutes of outtakes shown during the film's end credits and they're actually somewhat humorous. It's pretty difficult to screw up outtakes. Those two minutes of outtakes are less painful to watch than the 88-minute full-length feature. There are also Deleted and Extended Scenes on the Blu-ray release of the film, but why the hell would you want to stretch out this agonizing experience any longer?
"Scary Movie 5" is a reprehensible excuse of a comedy and should barely be considered a film since it's of the most piss poor quality. This is the legacy this "talent" is leaving behind. How can they look at themselves in the mirror or sleep soundly at night? If there was a support group for actors, writers, directors, etc for those who try to make their living by taking a dump on film stock and passing it off as entertainment then everyone involved with the making of "Scary Movie 5" would be required to go. It would be mandatory. They don't make a dunce cap big enough for individuals this idiotic. Needless to say, "Scary Movie 5" is one of the worst films of the year.