Not so scary after all

It was a dark and stormy night and countless had gathered to see the opening of “Scary Movie 4.”

Many who came were skeptical of whether this movie was worth the $10. Yet, when the lights dimmed and the movie began, their worries disintegrated along with the victims of the tripods.

From Dr. Phil complaining about how he can not stand his job anymore, to the president caring more about a duck than the alien attack on the U.S., this movie was definitely one of the funnier installments in the “Scary Movie” saga.

If you are one of those people that are worried about the $10 spending average at the movies, wait until video. Yet for those who are regular movie-goers, put “Scary Movie 4” on your, to go see list. “Scary Movie 4” rips on almost every movie that has come out since the third film.

From “War of the Worlds,” which took the hardest hit, to “The Village,” “Million Dollar Baby” and even “Brokeback Mountain,” “Scary Movie 4” is laughs all the way through.

The plot, which in most over-the-top comedies such as this is a joke to begin with, has the main character, Cindy (Anna Faris), just getting over her husband’s death. She winds up getting a job taking care of an old lady in a house haunted by the ghost of a young boy.

Then aliens begin taking over the world, and Cindy must set out to find a way to stop them. Only the boy, who was haunting the house, holds the key to saving humanity. Cindy then sets out to save the world.

Anna Faris returns along with Charlie Sheen, Regina Hall, Leslie Nielsen as the president, Anthony Anderson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Dr. Phil. Bill Pullman, who starred in “Casper,” “Independence Day” and “Space Balls” makes his “Scary Movie” debut. It seems that every actor or actress that could not get a job cashed in for this movie.

While this is the fourth film, it is not as bad as most sequels can be. Rumor has it that “Scary Movie 5” is a possibility, showing us we have definitely not seen the last of the “Scary Movies.”