Spoof series torch-bearer and Airplane!
mastermind David Zucker
steps back into the captain's chair for yet another round of cinematic shenanigans in the latest installment of the Scary Movie
franchise, this time mocking such frightful blockbusters as Saw
, War of the Worlds
, The Village
, and The Grudge
. An alien invasion threatens to wipe out the entire human race, but not if Cindy Campbell (Anna Faris
) and her nymphomaniac pal, Brenda Meeks (Regina Hall
), have any say in the matter. With the clock counting down for all of humankind and the extraterrestrial invasion about to begin, the fearless but slightly dunderheaded heroines are joined by a series of celebrity guests including Dr. Phil
, Carmen Electra
, Chris Elliott
, Shaquille O'Neal
, and, of course, Leslie Nielsen
in ensuring that the planet remains free of the alien menace and prepared for yet another installment in the over-the-top, pop-culture-deflating satire series. Although two versions of this film officially exist (a PG-13 one and an "Unrated and Uncensored" one -- evidently they skipped the R version), the unrated cut only reportedly features about three extra minutes of screen time, devoted to jiggling and bouncing breast implants.