Monday, October 4, 2010
Scream 3 Review
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But that's not what we are here, we are here to once again talk about horror film. The latest of which I saw is none other than the 3rd installment of Scream. Scream 3 should've been amazing, and with a good overall premise, you'd think it would work out well. I for one, hate it.
THe plot of this film is another "film within a film" and we get a good amount of returning characters, Wes Craven directing, and lots of crazy murders. As they are "filming" yet another "Stab" sequel, hearkening back to the original, we get to catch up with all the characters that are still alive and how they are doing these days.
Visually, it's terrible. This is the worst looking of the series, the least suspenseful, and the one that is filled with the most annoying characters. If the purpose of the film was to annoy me, it has done that quite well. All the cliche's that abound in trilogies, horror films from the 1980's and just low budget crap is found here, only it's polished.
Sidney, Dewey, and Gale are all here, but not before Cotton gets a taste of of the killer, in a hilarious opening kill. This movie seriously sucks.
I won't even get into whether or not this film is scary, because it's not. It's so dumb. It's true, sequels usually suck compared to the originals, but man, this is just beyond terrible. Yes, it's watchable, and yes, it's part of the trilogy which will get a 4th film in the coming year, but other than nostalgia or curiosity, this film is NOT recommended. I can't believe I even sat through the whole thing, because after 2 Scream films, I just couldn't handle a 3rd one. I'm tired of Neve Campbell at this point. Scream 3 is the worst third film in a series...there I said it.