DanielSegal’s review published on Letterboxd:
The fandom revolution
The movie tries its best to revitalize itself, to make a self-criticism, which is always valid, knowing the failure that were the third and fourth sequels and even refuses to say that it is a fifth one, with the original name put in evidence to specify it.
In view of this, there are even new additions, such as the use of technology to increase the mystery of the plot, new characters and an alpha generation climate mixing social networks and the news revolution worshiped with today's young people.
The film, however, fails to create a new language for something that has already been conceptualized, as it ends up trying to be as original as possible, but it is noticeable that the original cannot be forgotten. The script makes a point of saying that everything is water in the past, like an old relationship, which will not be repeated, but puts rules within the film that refer to his first” love at all times, as if there was a blatant dependence.
At times, the plot seems to just want to be nostalgic and glorify old characters. In a way, it even looked like a reunion of an “American Pie” from a horror movie, given the precariousness that the reunions are staged, looking like a real slash force. The excessively used metalanguage loses its luster, which is precisely to break the imaginary barrier that is cinema and bring the spectator closer, as if we were really taking part in the sadistic and macabre game of Ghost Face. Even the new directors throwing tributes and references all over the place ends up sounding superficial, because the film itself doesn't have the strength to enter the category of the great classics, just like Wes Craven's first and unforgettable Scream was.