" As someone who has seen only the first Scream movie, I enjoyed Scre4m (as it will now be called) quite a bit. The meta-ness of the story was handled with better care then I thought it would, and the killer reveal near the end really shocked me. Not from a character stand point, but from setting up a sequel stand point. Like Rorie said in his Scream article, Emma Roberts seemed like she would be the new blood to carry the sequels forward, but I guess not. Also, I am pretty sure Dewy is a Highlander. Anyone care to challenge me on that fact? "I just got back from the film, and I loved it for this very reason.
I enjoyed the movie, especially the first forty-five minutes or so. Kevin Williamson has always been good at writing clever, witty dialogue and Scream 4 was no different. The faux Stab openers, the references to remakes, etc. were all pretty spot on. Olivia’s death scene was pretty clever, but a lot of the others were just kind of ho-hum to me and you could obviously tell where they were going. The Scream flicks have always been good about throwing red herrings in the mix and this one didn’t let me down there, but I did figure it out about the time Trevor went upstairs and Charlie left after the kiss. But, also by then, it was kind of process of elimination because everyone new in the movie had been killed off. I did hit the motive right on the head though for Jill which again I thought was a nice little wink to pop culture today.
I thought Emma Roberts did a good job for what she was asked to do. The main problem with the Jill character for me though was in how the final scenes in the house were written. She’s manipulative, crazy, and wants to take Sidney’s place, but she doesn’t make sure she’s dead. To me that’s just an inherent flaw in writing, but I understand it’s a horror movie and things like that have to happen. But she stabs her in the gut and assumes that’s it. She’s already shot Trevor in the balls and head, stabbed Charlie multiple times for good measure, but not Sidney.
My main problem and this is one I’ve had since they started making sequels, is the reluctance to kill off any of the Big Three of Gale, Dewey, or Sidney. At some point, one of them has to go because we’ve been through three sequels and none of them feel like they are ever truly in danger. Plus, the last three movies have essentially introduced an entirely new cast only to kill them off and leave no one for The Big Three to interact with other than themselves and a whole new group of people we know will be dead by the end of the movie. Let Hayden Panettiere’s come back in Scream 5 since we never really saw her die, just collapse on the ground with the same injuries that Sidney survived. Heck, she was the best of the new characters anyway and the Scream franchise has a history of killing off some of their best characters (Tatum, Randy, and now Kirby).
I’d recommend it for sure, but as a long time fan, I left the theater feeling a little let down by the ride.
I sooo agree with this. (: Kirby and Tatum were my favourite characters! I hate that they were killed off, I really wanted to see them back for sequels. But yeah, we didn't see Kirby die, but you think Dewey would've mentioned Jills best friend being alive in the hospital ... :/
". Let Hayden Panettiere’s come back in Scream 5 since we never really saw her die, just collapse on the ground with the same injuries that Sidney survived. Heck, she was the best of the new characters anyway and the Scream franchise has a history of killing off some of their best characters (Tatum, Randy, and now Kirby).
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