Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Our three protagonists haven't really changed. Gail looks a bit weather beaten, Sidney still somewhat distant, and Dewey is just Dewey. I believe that this fourth instalment is the start of a second trilogy. A second trilogy?? How can part four be part of a trilogy??!! The first three were supposed to be it but somehow, like all successful horrors, it has been stretched to a fourth outing. I fervently hope this is the last but deep down I doubt it. There will be another but it'll be are-boot without Neve Campbell and co. I'm afraid on the basis of Scream 4 from here on in each succesive movie is going to be worse and the whole franchise will become an embarassment. Let it go now, and let Scream die as some of the best, and most intelligently made slasher movies ever made. They deserve it.
Neve Campbell is something of a hypocrite in making Scream 4. I read last week in an interview she gave that she is annoyed at the amount of sequels and re-boots Hollywood churns out each year. Whilst I agree with her sentiment entirely it was rich coming from an actress who has just made a fourth sequel herself!! Way to go Neve!! Put that foot in your mouth....you go girl!!
All in all Scream 4 is great fun and much better than I was expecting. But it offers up nothing new, and in all reality is somewhat pointless. Neve Campbell's Sidney sums it up in one of her last lines of the movie (which is by far the best and most poignant ), 'you don't fuck around with an original'. It took all movie long for this great line to come out. Unfortunately Scream 4 should have taken its own advice.
As an aside to anyone who may be interested. I have noticed that most reviews of Scream 4 have been written around the same time as each other. So it may have been released world wide on the same date which is an unusal occurance. It was released here in NZ last thursday. Normally movies have seperate release dates world wide so if this was released on virtually the same day world wide it is quite unique.
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