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Scary Movie 2
(2001), R [R*] (1hr 22min)
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(While the Scriptural references are certainly not subjective, my commentary may be and sometimes is somewhat subjective.)
Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, Dimension Films, Gold/Miller Productions, Wayans Bros. Entertainment
Distribution (US): Alliance Atlantis Communications, Dimension Films, Miramax Films, New Films International
Director(s): Keenen Ivory Wayans
Producer(s): Rick Alvarez, Lisa Blum, Eric L. Gold, Sue Jett, Tony Mark, Lee R. Mayes, Barry Rosenbush, Peter Schwerin, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Brad Weston
Characters: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Buddy Johnson, Phil Beauman, Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
Written by: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Alyson Fouse, Greg Grabianski, Dave Polsky, Michael Anthony Snowden, Craig Wayans
Cinematography/Camera: Steven Bernstein
Music: Brent Daniels, Rossano Galante, Tom Hiel, Daniel Lenz. Mark McGrath, Nelly, Marco Beltrami, George S. Clinton, John Debney, Danny Lux
Film Editing: Thomas J. Nordberg, Richard Pearson, Peter Teschner
Casting: Juel Bestrop, Jeanne McCarthy, Christine Sheaks
Production Design: Cynthia Kay Charette
Art Direction: Catherine Smith
Viewed on: Dimension Home Video
Previously, we had conducted analysis of only Scary Movie (R), Scary Movie 3 (PG-13) and Scary Movie 4 (PG-13), leaving a hole in the analysis set with the absence of Scary Movie 2. The only reason I analyzed this Scary Movie 2 (R) was to complete the "set."
And enough is enough. Even if there are more Scary Movies I do not intend to spend the money to analyze them ... unless they are PG or PG-13. But the chances of one of them being PG are about the same as the chances of a frozen orb of crystalline dihydrogen monoxide surviving unscathed, entry through exit, an excursion through the subterranean location of exceeding exoenergetic electromagnetic radiation in the thermal band.
I am not going to summarize the "plot" of this film. Besides, I don't think there is one. It, like the others, seems to be no more than a collection of actors and actresses trying to be as nasty as they can.
For your information, the analysis report for Scary Movie 4 includes a comparative of the four films.
A list of Scripture violations found in this film would be far too long for this report. As with Scary Movie 3, let the "Selected Scriptures" below suffice, Scriptures such as Ps. 12:8, 1 Cor. 15:33 and Jude 4. Especially Luke 17:2 and Matt. 25:40 if you decide the listing in the Findings/Scoring section is not enough to warrant NOT letting your teens to see this movie (and maybe yourself). It is your call but please understand that "these little ones" of Luke 17:2 and "the least of these my brethren" of Matt. 25:40 include at-home teens. "Little ones" (mikros) includes little of age, less by birth, younger. "Least" (elachistos) includes in size, amount, importance, authority, the estimation of men, rank and excellence. It would be ill-advised to try to situationally redefine, counterfeit or conditionally apply these terms to not include at-home teens.
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***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
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.
Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
Sexual Immorality (S)
Offense to God (O)
Christian Educators Association International
|There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our more than eight years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.|
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