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demi adejuyigbe’s review published on Letterboxd:
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Sam: Deputy Vinson, stay at the hospital.
Vinson: I’d be happy to stay if you, uh… let me join your creeeᵉᵉʷʷʷʷ?
I predicted I’d enjoy this a lot and I definitely did, but I think that’s because this is the first time I’m getting to watch a Scream movie within the cultural context it was created. Not sure I fully enjoy these movies in retrospect, there’s too much meta-ness that locks them so sharply into a specific period of time, it’s hard to see any besides the first one as truly “clever” and not just “winky.” Didn’t fully love the meta-ness of this one either– the entire third act felt so silly to me and I am reeeeally not a fan of lampshading. Either avoid the cliche you’re calling out or gimme a good reason it was called out! Really wish I’d gotten to watch this closer to its release, though. The kitchen scene at Hicks’ house felt like it would’ve been so fucking fun with a crowd. As soon as I saw there was a character named Wes I knew he’d either be the villain or a victim, and that scene was just playing with that exact idea in such a brilliant way. Loved it and loved the banner.
1 > 2 > 5 > 4 > 3 imo!