Sunday, 17 April 2011

Scream 4 - I've seen it and here are my thoughts

I've just seen Scre4m.

I didn't want to make this a review because I'm sure that there are many Poptweetz readers that haven't seen this forth installment of the Scream movies.

It must have been a difficult decision to make another Scream movie.  Sequels tend to have a bad reputation and they always seem to pale in comparison to the original.  Yes, the Scream movies have been massively successful.  However, I'm sure that the 'surviving' cast members were probably a little cautious before signing their contracts.

Let me make one thing clear.  Scream 4 is a worthy sequel.  It was a pleasure to see Sidney, Gale and Dewey return to the big screen. 

So, what makes the Scream movies so special?  'Scream' is the acceptable face of horror / slasher movies.  For example; humour plays a integral part in the story.  The Scream movies are not groundbreaking in the sense that the stories are original - infact, in many ways that isn't the point.  The creators knowledge of the horror genre is clear, and that is crystal clear when the characters discuss the 'rules'.  You can read the 'rules' from the first three movies here:   The main cast is impressive, and in particular, Courtney Cox's inclusion has made Scream movies 'mainstream'. 

Without revealing too much, tell me about Scre4m. 

  • The opening scene is really quite clever. 
  • I didn't know who the murderer was until seconds before the reveal.
  • Scream fans will not be disappointed as it's doesn't stray from the formula of the previous movies.
I'm not going to write anything else, so you will have to go and see for yourself.

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