Besides the fact that this is the first in the “Scary Movie” series to not only omit Anna Farris (she had a good ‘out’ at the time, pregnancy), other cast members from the previous films, like Regina Hall, Kevin Hart and Anthony Anderson were offered roles but opted not to return. RED FLAG! (or rather YET ANOTHER RED FLAG!) This is the only film in the entire Scary Movie franchise that does not feature any main characters from the previous films, Cindy Campbell (Anna Faris) or Brenda Meeks (Regina Hall). Now that we’ve effectively driven anyone away toying with the idea of seeing this in the theater (we doubt you were there to start with), we also noticed some very familiar scenes parodied in the second theatrical trailer (released about a week ago).
Turns out, additional footage recordings and reshoots occurred between January and February, 2013 with ADR sessions taking part in March. This trailer wisely takes focus off The Black Swan (the recent target audience for the Scary Movie franchise doesn’t have that long of a memory) and focuses a little less on the Paranormal Activity series. The “Inception” bit is still there and they even tossed in a bizarre Fifty Shades of Grey
(not a scary movie, not even a movie yet) spoof with Jerry O’Connell
listed in the IMDB credits as Christian Grey, and added Mike Tyson
to that whole mix (FOOTBALL FIELDS OF RED FLAGS)
. Actually, there’s WAY worse Tyson, Lindsey Lohan, and Charlie Sheen
in the movie (two words: Big Angie).
BUT, the Mama spoofs in the trailer were amusing if you’ve seen the commercial and/or the movie (they had those TV spots for Mama on pretty heavy rotation, even we were sick of them). It looks like all they had time for to parody from The Evil Dead (2013) were the trailers (you’ll see). Oh, and when I say “amusing”, I’m not counting the toilet humor. Maybe when it’s on Netflix streaming, we’ll take a look, but just to see Snoop Dogg/Lion in the Mama parody. Check out the new trailer below…
Also, the new poster art features Evil Dead and Mama prominently, with her long skinny arms reaching around the cast while Snoop exhales weed in her ugly face:
Scary Movie 5 opens Friday, April 12th. Wheeeeeee.