Wiccaburr’s review published on Letterboxd:
Do you have a gun? I'm Sidney Prescott. Of course I have a gun.
This direct sequel to the franchise was everything that you would want out of a relaunched franchise sequel. Well almost... this film did travel down some familiar paths to keep this one canonical to the other four movies before this. This one also took it shots at other horror movies related to slasher, meta and elevated horror.
Those who wanted a continuation of the franchise before the tv series will get that for certain in this sequel. However, this movie did make too many familiar paths for it trying to be slightly different from the original formula that the first Scream movie made. The characters were decent and it was good to see the original characters in this. Dewey, Sidney, and Gale especially.
Overall, this was a solid watch for those into the franchise and others who would be starting out with this one and working their way through the franchise that started in the 90's. And with that I say this requel was a good watch.