Let me start with this: I only saw the last half of the first Scream.
I never saw the others and never had any desire to see them. I didn't even care to see this one until I found out it was written by Guy Busick and directed Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the team that collaborated on Ready or Not.
Since that was one of my favorite movies 2019, I knew I had to see this one.
And boy oh boy is it going to be shocking for you to learn that I loved this movie. I didn't think I would! I thought "Oh it'll be funny to watch this reboot of a reboot for a franchise I never saw" but I had a blast.
Here's the part of the review where I would normally start getting into my problems with the movies but you know what? I don't care about them that much. The movie was fun and that's all it had to be.
"But Wes! Its not as good as the other Screams!" I don't care. I never saw them. I liked this one.
"But Wes! Its not enough to just call out the tropes if you're going to do the tropes!" Shut up! I had fun!
"But Wes! It was obvious from the begi-" I DON'T CARE! It is was the most fun I've had in the movies since the Pandemic started!
For the first time in two years, there was a packed house in my theater. And you could feel the excitement in the audience. We were there from jump street.
Because it was made by good directors, the scene to scene pacing and composition is really moody and effective. The metacasting they pull with the killers was really inspired as well.
This review is ending up almost as short as my review for Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City but for completely different reasons. I don't want to spoil this movie because I want you to see it because that's the fun of it all.
I know you probably thought I would rip this one apart or have some "this movie is actually about how progressivism is bad" essay ready for you.
But that's not the case.
No weird takes. No rants about poor structure. None of that today. Just me telling you to go see this well filmed trashy slasher horror. You're really gonna dig it.
Cinematography: Much better than this movie needed.
Performances: David Arquette gives the best performance of his career.
Score: I don't remember it so that could be good or bad.
Length: 2 hours exactly, which is perfect
Rating: 8/10 go see it with a crowd