Scary Movie (2000)
Scary Movie (2000) is a spectacle of politically-incorrect, offensive behavior. The comedy in this film functions to mask society's pains, not as a beneficial catharsis… It's the same mask (in many ways) that the killer wears — as it obscures & perpetuates the ills of society.
18 years later, Scary Movie is pretty cringe-y! There's a few stylistic things about it (visual puns, etc)... & some jokes are *so* inappropriate I gut laughed out of nervousness, but overall it sucks. And this was a super popular movie when it was released!
Movies like this helped pave the cultural landscape we exist in today. Especially if you consider the influence it had on younglings. There's an ethics to mass entertainment, ppl.
I miss good ol' fashion satire films. But watching Scary Movie reminds me WHAT we satire is more important than the jokes themselves.