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I had no idea this was from the directors of Ready or Not, which has made me even more interested in seeing it.

 

As someone who never found the Scream franchise proper scary, I can't say I'll have the same (main) issue Kermode has.

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2 hours ago, Gambit said:

I had no idea this was from the directors of Ready or Not, which has made me even more interested in seeing it

 

Ah so that's why it got mentioned in it. I think one of the characters slags that movie off!

 

I saw it earlier. I guess the reason they called it the same name of the original movie is because it pretty much is a remake of the first movie - again, it's even called out that fans love movies that bring back old characters and retell similar stories like many movies have like the force awakens.

 

Is the film scary? Not massively, but it did feel pretty tense at times. The kills were pretty graphic. There was a sad moment but you didn't really have time to process it because of how the film was moving so quick.

 

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So i liked the call backs to the original - seeing billy lomas again was pretty neat - this made me think stuey was going to show up as well, perhaps as the killer. (dont ask)

 

The story of how Sam was actually Billy lomas kid and the whole drama thing with her sister kinda worked but as the film progresses it becomes less important and doesn't really lead anywhere massively important besides being a big secret.  I didn't really think much of the actress in this though, she didn't seem to have the onscreen presence neve campell did.

 

The nod to wes craven was a nice touch.

 

Where is everyone during the hospital scene? Like the entire hospital was empty? Also, the deputy called through to the police to get to her house - obviously couldn't be bothered because ghostface manages to kill her and her son (whilst taken an age to do it) in the time before they even show up.

 

The boyfriend was pretty obvious i thought as a killer. He reminded me of Stuey from the original movie and the fact he didn't get stabbed at the hospital kinda made it

a little suspicious. Other characters were fine i guess, nothing amazing.

 

People get shot and stabbed LOADS and they seem to manage to survive somehow. The sister at the start, i'm surprised how fine she seemed to be considering she had been stabbed multiple times and Sidney and Gale didn't seem too fazed from being stabbed/shot.

 

Poor duey. Kind of a sad end to his story really with how his life turned out. If only Gale hadn't have tried calling him things might have been different. (probably not)

 

All the meta stuff was good and it kinda pointed out that this movie wouldn't be as good as the original.

 

Overall its a decent movie. It's probably my third favourite. Possibly better than Scream 2, but for nostalgic reasons i'd still say third.

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I really enjoyed this. Scream is one of my favourite slasher movies - this seems like a nice homage to it.

 

It's not scary but there are some nice moments that play with jump scares and some suitably gruesome deaths.

 

Some of the new cast felt a bit slight but the meta commentary felt more in line with the first movie.

 

I didn't think much of the lead or Cox in this movie but Duey and Sidney where great and I liked the use of the red right hand theme.

 

Ghostface was as traditionally clumsy- It's not the right costume for effective murdering.

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Just got back from seeing this. Quite enjoyed it. Only downside being the ending:

 

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They iterally did the exact same thing as 4, two people who want to recreate the original. The only difference being these two are doing it as an allegory of toxic fandom whereas in 4 it was just two people wanting fame. I felt up until this point the movie was implying that a remake/sequel in this day and age needs to be smarter than what's come before, so was expecting something better.

 

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On 14/01/2022 at 21:39, Darhkwing said:

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So i liked the call backs to the original - seeing billy lomas again was pretty neat - this made me think stuey was going to show up as well, perhaps as the killer. (dont ask)

 

 

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This was actually the original idea for Scream 3.

 

 

 

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This was really solid. Consistently entertaining and funny, it easily outshines 3 and 4. I don't think 1 and 2 are ever going to be beaten but this feels like the first worthy follow-up to them.

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Colour me interested! Definitely going to see this once my entire extended family have recovered from covid and we can get a baby sitter.

 

Crazy how there was 18 years between Halloween and Scream, but 26 years between Scream and Scream.

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It’s another one of these and is respectful and playful in all the right ways. At least as good as the previous one. A solid 3/5 watch it or don’t movie.

 

It was my first 4DX experience though, and 10/5 for that. Felt like I nearly needed a seat belt during some of the more intense scenes.

 

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Once upon a time in Hollywood is probably my favourite movie of the past decade, but for some reason I just couldn’t place that one actress. Then she was set on fire. I completely lost it. 


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OK, this was really rather good! Probably on par with Scream 2, some parts better, some parts worse, but way better than 3 and 4. 
 

The death scenes were bloody and brutal, but did lack the inventiveness Wes Craven used to bring. There were some fun twists and turns, and the new characters were solid, although not as memorable as in the first film. Some decent laughs too.

 

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Dewey’s death was emotional, but I’m thankful he got a decent sendoff (unlike Randy :().

 

We nailed (one of) the killers quite early on thanks to some pretty obvious misdirection, and the second killer could have been any of them tbh.

 

The tribute to Wes Craven at the end was nice.

 

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Yeah it got some proper belly laughs at my screening. The two which I remember most are

 

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'I prefer animated movies and musicals' and the scene where like 4 doors are opened in quick succession.

 

I do feel like a fair bit of the appeal might be lost if you weren't familiar with the first movie though. It's probably still perfectly enjoyable standalone but it is so referential to the first movie's plot, characters, locations and set-pieces that a lot of it would probably end up going over your head if you were a newcomer.

 

'Welcome to act 3' was the biggest :omoment I've had in the cinema in quite some time.

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Actually, we’ve just rewatched Scream 4 and it was a lot better than I was expecting. I remember being pretty lukewarm on it when it came out, but I think time has been kind. Probably because you don’t really see horrors like this anymore, and I think my fondness for Wes Craven has increased now he’s no longer with us. The chases and deaths are decent, it has some fun dialogue, and I think the killer reveal might be my second favourite of the series.

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Talking about killer reveals. I remember watching Scream 2 not long after it had come out, and enjoying it up to the end, and when the mask came off to reveal the killer I was like: ‘who the fuck is that?’. Of course, as it was pan-and-scan on VHS, the Mickey character seemed to be cut out of every shot he was in :facepalm:

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This is entertaining - it keeps the runtime tight and is very funny in parts - but such a retread of at least two of the previous films that it has almost no reason to exist. Ok, it's all very meta about it - look, we're very self-aware about making a 'requel', guys, and we even gave one of our characters a monologue to prove it - but I don't think that particularly excuses the laziness. There's little to be gained from watching this rather than simply rewatching the original, especially when most people probably haven't done so for at least a decade. (I realise this is an observation that could be applied to most of these sorts of semi-reboots, or perhaps horror sequels in general.)

 

They were going for some heart string tugging with the Dewey stuff but honestly the saddest thing in the film is what Courtney Cox has wrought upon her face. I'm pretty sure she'd still be stunning if she'd just left it alone, or if Hollywood had allowed her to.

 

I have to say that I'm a bit tired of these films where none of the characters really seem too fazed by the whole thing, mainly because they've got no time to be so between all the snappy dialogue they have to get through. I suppose Scream was one of the originators of this, thinking about it, and maybe it's not that unrealistic that this sort of age group would be spending more time joking about it in a gallows-y way than having heartfelt discussions about how it's making them feel, but it's just too pervasive for my liking.

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On 24/01/2022 at 21:54, Paulando said:

Talking about killer reveals. I remember watching Scream 2 not long after it had come out, and enjoying it up to the end, and when the mask came off to reveal the killer I was like: ‘who the fuck is that?’. Of course, as it was pan-and-scan on VHS, the Mickey character seemed to be cut out of every shot he was in :facepalm:

 

I watched Scream 2 in the cinema and still said 'who the fuck is that? 😂

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Thought this was very decent and easily the best Scream sequel since 2. Not very scary but the series has never been that scary.

 

I do agree that the kills aren't that inventive, but the way the movie expands on the Ghostface phonecalls is really nice. A big plus is that it's one of those sequels that doesn't ignore the shit ones, going so far to reference characters from Scream 3 even.

 

I liked it more then Scream 4 as well. That film felt incredibly small in scale. As if the series had nowhere left to go. 5 turns it up a few notches, feeling more in line with Scream 1 and 2 in the high stakes department, coming up with some new plot threads to expand the series.

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