Monday, September 26, 2011

Scream 4 (2011)

The ever-growing popularity of the Horror remake has not escaped the tragic town of Woodsboro, and Sidney Prescott's return home sparks a new series of murders that have been fashioned after her first encounter with the Ghostface killer! SCREAM makes a surprising comeback after a decade away from the screen, teaming series creator Kevin Williamson with Wes Craven once more in what is easily the best sequel in the franchise. The new script is just as sharp as Ghostface's knife, never missing an opportunity to poke fun at modern Horror trends or the series, itself. Some of the greatest moments are achieved by exacerbating the concept of the metafilm to the point of lunacy, essentially creating a film about making a film about a film about films. The tagline promises a "New Decade. New Rules." As we have come to find out from the previous films, the only New Rule is that SCREAM breaks all the rules. Plot contrivances aside, the film legitimately keeps the audience guessing until the very end, never knowing which cliche will be the next to suffer. Williamson has taken a clever approach to the remake as only the SCREAM films can, using the remake as an integral plot device towards something wholly original. While it is still as sappy and pretentious as each of the earlier entries, SCREAM 4 is equally entertaining for fans of the series. Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette are each at home in their returning roles, and even the newcomers earn passing grades. One can only hope that the inevitable sequels continue to uphold the same level of intelligence and humor shown in this fourth film.

Rating: 7/10.

4 comments:

  1. thank you, i am wanting to get the whole series again... though i am a dvd waiter.

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  2. If you are a fan of the series, this will be a big hit with you Jer, I was very pleasantly surprised since I only really like the first film.

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  3. Oh no! Please, no more Parts of good Films!

    (Den Filmemachern von heute fällt nichts eigenes mehr ein, als entweder nur noch Remakes, Prequels oder Sequels zu fabrizieren... wohin soll das noch führen?)

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  4. In einigen Fällen denke ich, dass eine Neuverfilmung helfen kann, eine neue Generation von Publikum zu einem Film sie einzuführen, hätten sonst nie gefunden, aber wenn Sie es schrecklich machen, wie das UND BALD DIE DUNKELHEIT Neuverfilmung oder das abgrundtief DIE KORBGEFLECHT MANN Neuverfilmung, was ist der Punkt? Wir brauchen frische, neue Ideen, deswegen die neuen Kameras und die billigere Technologie sind gewesen so ein riesiger Fortschritt in Erlaubentiefpunkt plant unabhängige Filmemacher, den Markt mit großen neuen Geschichten und Ideen einzutragen

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