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(2003), PG-13

Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
October 24, 2003
26 out of 100

With ADDENDUM, 10/30/03

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If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary likely using a mix of KJV and NIV.

(2003), PG-13 -- Has imagination, creativity and original thought evaporated?.

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Dimension Films, Brad Grey Pictures
Distribution (US): Dimension Films, Buena Vista International, Miramax Films
Director(s): David Zucker
Producer(s): Grace Gilroy, Kevin Marcy, Kevin Smith, Robert K. Weiss, David Zucker
Written by/Screenplay: Brian Lynch, Craig Mazin, Pat Proft, Kevin Smith, David Zucker
Cinematography/Camera: Mark Irwin
Music: James L. Venable
Film Editing: Malcolm Campbell
Casting: Coreen Mayrs, John Papsidera
Production Design: William A. Elliott
Art Direction: William Heslup
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6

Scary Movie 3 is a crude and often vulgar humor parody of several movies and their stars with spoofs from:8 Mile - Eminem; The Matrix - Lawrence Fishburne, Gloria Foster; Signs - Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Patricia Kalember; The Ring - Naomi Watts, Sasha Barrese, Tess Hall, the dead girl; The Sixth Sense - Haley Joel Osment. There are possibly spoofs from X2 - Alan Cummins (Kurt Wagner, The Nightcrawler) as well since President Harris (Leslie Nielson) is paranoid about alien possession of his staff and visitors.

It is not likely anyone will be seeking social enlightenment or intellectual refinement from Scary Movie 3. That is good because there are none available in it. That which may be most profound found by the discerning moviegoer in going to see Scary Movie 3 is the quality of the popcorn at the concessions stand. Or maybe the bouquet of the coke. Or the culinary delights of the nachos. Or leaving the show.

Tom (Charlie Sheen), a priest turned farmer after his wife's gory death and his brother, George (Simon Rex) found patterns mashed into their corn field (Signs). A lite sample of the caliber of this film is found in part of the Signs spoof as Tom stood urinating into the stool, then heard a scream, stopped urinating to listen, heard nothing more, started urinating again, heard the scream again, stopped urinating, listened, heard nothing, started urinating again, stopped, listened, heard nothing and repeated this sequence a few times. That sequence is about the highest caliber segment of the whole film. But that is a subjective call on my part, right?

Tom's brother George was interested only in being the greatest white rapper gangsta (8 Mile). After dismal failure as a rapper, Simon became involved with newscast lady, Cindy (Anna Faria) who had latched onto the crop mashing event. But along with Cindy came her "I see dead people" doomsayer nephew (The Sixth Sense) who incessantly irritated and embarrassed people by telling everyone who will listen about the secrets of everyone he meets.

Also along with Cindy also came a video tape that carried a legend that said anyone who watched it would die in seven days (The Ring). The tape took three victims: Cindy's best friend Brenda Meeks (Regina Hall) and half-nude roommates Kate (Jenny McCarthy) and Becca (Pamela Anderson). Cindy took the tape to The Oracle (Queen Latifah) with Orpheus (Eddie Griffin) looking on as The Oracle finished Cindy's sentences and spoke game scores before the game starts (The Matrix).

Scary Movie 3 is saturated. Saturated with vulgarity and crudity. Has imagination, creativity and original thought evaporated? Are we left with so little that we must now force ourselves to laugh at increasingly exceedingly poor taste and all that is vile to reward ourselves with these little slices of narcotic escapism into 75 minutes of empty-headed R-13 buffoonery?

And there are women in "nuderwear." Of course! It's PG-13. Yes, the MPAA fails again at providing reliable guidance and further reveals its trend.

Let the "Selected Scriptures" below suffice, Scriptures such as Ps. 12:8, 1 Cor. 15:33, Jude 4 and Luke 17:2. Especially Luke 17:2 if you decide the listing in the Findings/Scoring section is not enough to warrant NOT taking your teens to see this movie. Understand that "His little ones" includes at-home teens. But that is your call. I am not going to waste any more time on Scary Movie 3..

As a sign of the times, Scary Movie 4 is scheduled for 2004.

By the way, there is suggestion of pedophilia, twice. Both by a priest, of course.

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***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences to younger and younger audiences every year] when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, pay for it, enjoy it, want it. I call attention to Ps. 12:8 to warn of the creeping desensitizing power of "entertainment."]
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man [by his influence] spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Jude 4 For certain men* whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change [warp, distort, falsely represent, situationally redefine, counterfeit, conditionally apply] the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto [or for] one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto [or for] me.
  • Luke 17:2 It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. [cause by teaching or example]
  • Ps. 119:133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.


    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.


    Scary movie 3 (2003) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • slapstick beatings, repeatedly
  • a head falling off the neck
  • rotten flesh
  • child drawings of death, killing, blood gushing, etc.
  • flying body parts
  • vandalism
  • child hit by a car, graphic
  • child being raised into a ceiling fan
  • slapping session
  • numerous assaults
  • reckless gunfire
  • baseball bat beating of a child
  • multiple firearms for offense
  • beheading

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • 45 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • a single clear use of the most foul of the foul words and once muffled
  • flatulence, twice
  • brainstorming a lie to a child

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • dressing to maximize the female form and/or skin exposure, repeatedly
  • excessive cleavage/breast exposure, repeatedly
  • sex talk, comments innuendo, references, some vulgar, some before children
  • crude/vulgar humor, repeatedly
  • adults in underwear, repeatedly
  • view of woman's crotch as she rolled head over heels, in "nuderwear"
  • camera angle to force viewer on private parts
  • urination humor
  • multiple crotch hits and kicks and grabs
  • breasts massaging by unseen force, repeatedly
  • tongue kissing
  • below navel skin, repeatedly
  • man on commode
  • homosexual suggestion
  • vulgar rap, repeatedly
  • crotch view, female
  • pedohpile suggestion, twice
  • lesbian comment
  • positioning and motions of oral sex
  • transvestism
  • sexual comment b y a child
  • rear male nudity
  • ghosting of female anatomy through clothing
  • admission of adultery
  • transsexualism
  • porn talk by young girl
  • adult in underwear removing it, female
  • perversion
  • sexual request
  • animal copulation, repeatedly
  • vulgar story to child
  • vulgar sexual inference
  • vulgar sexual gesture
  • suggestion of oral rape
  • vulgar rap during credits

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • dogs smoking hashish
  • drinking
  • smoking, repeatedly

    Offense to God (O)
  • 21 uses of God's name in vain without the four letter expletive
  • revelry
  • mockery of priest as pedophile
  • walking dead
  • unholy transformation

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • graphic gunfire murder

    ADDENDUM 10/30/03: We just recieved an email claiming errors in this report. The email follows verbatim:

    "Scary Movie 3 is PG-13 and doesn't have "breasts massaging by unseen force, repeatedly", "positioning and motions of oral sex", "transvestism", "rear male nudity", "adult in underwear removing it, female", and more. Perhaps you should be more careful in the future."

    These ignominies were certinly in the cut I saw. However, such a claim seems to suggest there are more than one cut circulating the thaters, which is evidently not unusual. Be prepared for encountering the cut I saw f you go to see this movie.

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