Scream 3 (2000)

Here we have a case where the stretch to make a surprise twist ending was so far out of left field that it bordered on stupidity. And by bordered, I definitely mean crossed into and wallowed in. I wouldnt say I hate Scream 3, but I sure dont like it. None of the returning characters serve to better the plot, the acting and dialogue are standard and passable, the kills and gore are unoriginal, it just plain isnt a fun film. The one scene that I will give it credit for is the return to the Woodsborough lot, recapturing several sequences from the original, but everything else in the film is hokey and leaves a distinct distaste of overbudgeted teen horror at its worst. Bring on Scream 4, Craven. A new masked killer stalks Sidney and the cast of Stab 3, but what could possibly be the murderous motives this time?

Rating: 6/10.
Entertainment: 5/10.

Justification: A 5/10 is a complete fail in my book, but its many flaws, the filmmaking still deserves some credit for at least making an effort that desperately wanted to be original.

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  1. You have to love Parker Posey just a little bit?? I thought it could have been better if - since Sydney is barely in most of it - they made Ms. Prescott the actual killer.

  2. Agreed there, lets hope for Scream 4!