Scream VI

Scream VI ★★★

From the opening scene, I felt this one was going in a different direction. The familiar tropes are still present, but there's something so refreshing about this new setting, and they surely did take full advantage of it. There are some wonderful set pieces, plenty of brutal kills and gore, occasional clever humour and genuinely suspenseful sequences. There's no doubt there are some brilliant moments in this film, however, it gets way too silly at times and almost goes off the rails by the end. The killer reveal was so disappointing because of how predictable it was. You could see that coming from a mile away. I even thought it wasn't possible that they were going in the most obvious direction after such a great start, but they were. Besides, there's an addition of flat and uninteresting secondary characters. I still think Sam is not an interesting leading character, but this time there was an interesting new perspective that I hope gets explored further in future instalments. Jenna Ortega continues to be a tour de force in horror. Loved Kirby's return. Mindy is as funny as ever. Also loved to see Gale's return to her old, glorious bitchy days. Despite its multiple flaws, I had a blast watching this. I think it's an enjoyable addition to the franchise and an improvement over the last film, which I wasn't crazy about, especially after a rewatch. Just bring on another one soon.


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