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Evan_ThatsMe’s review published on Letterboxd:
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👌🏻65% - This is my first time watching Scream 2 and although it’s not bed, it’s definitely not in the level of the original. I had an enjoyable time but it wasn’t that great. I’ll admit I was spoiled for who the killer were in this movie but I was also spoiled for the killers in the first movie and that movie was way less predictable than this one. The scenes where ghostface is gonna murder someone and takes forever to do it just feels dragged out. We know it’s gonna happen and so it just feels like a waste of time. Also they faked out Dewey’s death AGAIN. Also THEY MURDERED RANDY! He was the best part of the franchise if you ask me so it was very sad to see him go. It’s not like it was a satisfying death though. I’d probably rather see anyone but Randy die so it just didn’t feel right. I get that they gotta kill off some people so we have tension but still, he was too good to get rid of. Also the kills were not on the level of the first one. Now for the good, this film is just all around entertaining. There is some good gore in there, the college setting is fun, Randy is as always amazing and when Ghostface was chasing Gale (even though I knew she was gonna survive) I genuinely felt tension. Also I liked the addition of Cotton Weary and Sidney is as always a bad-ass. The meta-commentary with Stab was actually kinda entertaining and this movie pulled off being meta MUCH BETTER than Matrix 4 did. Overall it’s a decent enough film, but I could live without it. It certainly doesn’t hold a candle to the original.