I was very excited about seeing SCREAM 3. The main reason was that this was the first of the SCREAM movies that I did not know who the killer was before seeing it. I also knew that it was possible this time that the three main characters, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Dewey Riley (David Arquette) and Gale Weathers (Courtney Cox) could die. So I didn't know what to expect, and my expectations might have been higher for SCREAM 3 than the others. After all, this is supposed to be the grand finale, as advertised. I was not disappointed.
Stab 3, the movie series based on the stories that happened in the last two SCREAM movies, is only days away from opening. But then the murders start again. Sidney Prescott, who has gone into hiding, is discovered by the killer. She goes to find Dewey for protection. Gale Weathers also returns when she learns of what is going on. Cast members of the Stab 3 movie start to get killed as the killer, straight out of Sidney's past, closes in on Sidney for the grand finale.
I thought this story line was better than in SCREAM 2 because it was not too similar to that of SCREAM, which SCREAM 2 was. This movie really had the grand finale feel (and I know all about how Kevin Williamson didn't return for SCREAM 3, so if they do make a Scream 4, I don't think it will work) and, although the plot was similar, it seemed to be more of it's own movie than SCREAM 2 was.
The acting was just as good as in SCREAM and SCREAM 2. Cambell, Arquette and Cox did their usual good jobs. The small part that SCREAM 2's victim Randy Meeks, played by Jamie Kennedy, did on video was priceless. It was one of my favorite parts of the movie, if not my absolute favorite. Scott Foley did an excellent job. The cameo-like parts done by Lance Henriksen and Carrie Fisher were cool and Liev Schreiber did an OK job for the small part he had. And of course, Roger L. Jackson did great as the phone voice.
I was praying throughout the movie that Sidney, Dewey and Gale would survive. I am sure (and I certainly hope) that this is the final SCREAM movie, and I really hope that the three of them survived, even though Randy said it was possible that they could die. Obviously, the character development that was done to them throughout the SCREAM trilogy was well-done.
I hope that there are no more SCREAM movies, because it really did end on a high-note. I also hope that the SCREAM trilogy will be remembered as one of the greats, along with the STAR WARS trilogy and the GODFATHER trilogy, because it certainly deserves it. Go see SCREAM 3 in theaters now, you'll love it.
Action / Horror / Mystery
Action / Horror / Mystery
A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen.
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January 29, 2012 at 03:59 AM