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This latest installment of the horror movie spoof franchise is mainly notable for its Charlie Sheen/Lindsay Lohan cameos.
This is a horror movie that's really a supposed comedy; she's (Lohan) a supposed comedy actress who's actually scary.
Scary Movie 5 comes up short in every way imaginable.
Somehow, it actually looks cheaper than "Paranormal Activity." It's less funny, too.
Not that there's all manner of comedy craftsmanship demanding study here, but the movie does seem to be a funny jumble of contradictory impulses.
Luckily, folks like Snoop and good sports like Sheen and, yes, Lohan, break up the monotony. Until, like an undead beastie, the boredom and dumb jokes come roaring back.
Lacking a single honest laugh, this is shoddy by comparison with the other Scary Movie sequels... which throws it in a pit with Transylmania, Breaking Wind and Stan Helsing.
That every jibe lands woefully wide is no surprise, though we'll give leading lady Ashley Tisdale credit for giving her all to a film that mercifully won't be around long enough to do any lasting damage to her post-High School Musical career.
Scary Movie 5 is so massively un-enjoyable, a hate crime against cinema, a ringing indictment of the depths commercialism will go to in search of the lowest common denominator.
SM5 tanked opening weekend, which may toll the knell for this property.

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