Scream

Scream ★★★★

My Positives: It's great to see the 3 returning legacy characters. Out of the 3, i thought David Arquette surprisingly gave the best performance and i cared about his character the most and Neve Campbell and Courtney Cox are always great but they don't have as much screentime as you think they might. Ghostface still looks great and is just as brutal as ever and i thought all of the kills were pretty good even though there just stabs like the other's. I also enjoyed the story. It follows the Scream formula with it's meta commentary and this one is commentating on toxic fandom while having tons of nods and references to the horror genre. The writing was clever and the directing was great.

My Negatives: The killer reveal was obvious halfway through and the motive for what their doing was clever but alittle heavy handed atleast for me and the 3rd act is good but it would've been much better if i didn't know who the killer was. Lastly i didn't really care for the new cast of characters. Their acting was good and they weren't terrible but out of the other 4 movie's, i thought this one had the weakest characters.

Overall Scream (2022) is a really entertaining and bloody good time. I absolutely love the original and the sequels and i was really curious about this upcoming one because Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson aren't writing and directing but i was really suprised by how much i enjoyed it. This is easily one of my favorite horror franchises of all time, definitely Top 5 and this is another very good entry in the franchise. This movie does a great job respecting the legacy of Scream and honoring Wes Craven and i really appreciated that.
4/5

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