Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Original "Scary Movie" Part. III

Scream 3

The Story:

You'll probably be surprised to learn that Sidney Prescott, the survivor of two previous strands of horrific murders, is, once again, trying to move along with her life. In order to do so she has changed her name and even bought a secluded house in the middle of the woods. Now Sidney makes a living as a self-help telephone counselor. At the same time, Stab 3, the third entry in the film franchise chronicling the murders, has been OKed for production and, coincidentally, the calls start back up and yet another Ghost Face killer goes on another killing spree. This time around, things get more personal.

My Thoughts:

The third time's the charm, right? Eh, not really. Creator, and writer of the first two Scream movies, Kevin Williamson originally invisioned Scream as a trilogy, but found himself too busy with other projects to finish it up. Although the two new writers did a fair job at maintaining each character's personal charm, they did nothing to improve the already interesting story. There was almost no witty satire or self-referential humor and thus Scream 3 became just another slasher film. Had it not been for Wes continuing to direct and the cast continuing to play their loveable characters, this film would have definitely lost me.

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