Scary Movie 5 (2013) starring Ashley Tisdale, Simon Rex, Gracie Whitton, Ava Kolker Movie Review

Scary Movie 5 (2013)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan in Scary Movie 5 (2013)

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After Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan get it on in the bedroom in a mammoth sex session involving clowns, dwarves and wild animals Charlie dies, his corpse parties on, his three children go missing and Lindsay Lohan is arrested out of habit. But when two dudes trying to steal raw drugs from a secret field discover Charlie's children in a cabin the woods they go to live with Charlie's brother Dan (Simon Rex) and his less than maternal wife Jody (Ashley Tisdale) who find creepy and disgusting things going on when the kids come to stay.

I was surprised by "Scary Movie 4" when I watched it and I was almost surprised by "Scary Movie 5" because parts of it are good. The opening Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan sex scene is surprisingly funny with lots of in jokes about their various scrapes with the law. Some of the various movie references are quite clever and the gross out comedy also has its moments, you will never be able to wipe a certain bikini scene from your memory no matter how hard you try.

But then whilst parts of "Scary Movie 5" are good there are more parts which are bad and sadly after the fun of the Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan sex scene it continually goes down hill as the writers run out of ideas and just toss any sort of joke at the audience. References to "The Black Swan" and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" end up poor and annoying and they make "Scary Movie 5" weak as do random references to "Inception".

What this all boils down to is that "Scary Movie 5" has its moments but it is a case that more of the movie doesn't work than does and after the Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan sex scene which opens the movie it becomes more a case of every now and then something will grab your attention and make you smile such as Josh Robert Thompson giving us the Morgan Freeman narration rather than it holding your attention for the entire movie.