Monday, April 18, 2011

Movie Review: Scream 4

Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer. (

Director: Wes Craven

Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott
David Arquette as Sheriff Dewey Riley
Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers-Riley
Emma Roberts as Jill Roberts
Hayden Panettiere as Kirby Reed
Rory Culkin as Charlie Walker

Release Date: April 15, 2011

Run Time: 111 minutes (1 hour, 51 minutes)

Rated: R

Our Thoughts:

First of all, we were a little shocked that they made a fourth one. We weren't sure where they could go with the story and who could be the one trying to kill Sidney. Well, just like the surprise of it being made, it kept you guessing who the killer is. Even then, it was someone you really didn't expect.

The very beginning of the movie was confusing (movie within a movie within a movie). We weren't sure how good the movie could be after that. But it still surprised us. Some of the new members of the movie tried to be like the older characters you loved (for example, Erik Knudsen and Rory Culkin trying to be like Matthew Lillard (Stu from the first Scream) and Jamie Kennedy (Randy from the first 3 Screams). But it just didn't work. They made us miss Randy and Stu! Emma Roberts did a wonderful job in this movie. We couldn't get over how weird Hayden Panettiere's hair looked. Even with the weird haircut, she did a good job as well.

Scream 4 seemed to be very similar to the first Scream, but with a different aspect to things. In fact, they used a few of the same things from the first one, Gale placing cameras during a party, the killers trying to attack each other, etc. But even with these things in it, the movie itself was making fun of the fact that they were in there. One of the best lines in the movie was Sidney actually saying "One thing about remakes, you don't f*** with the original!" Which Hollywood needs to really take to heart.

Even though it seemed like the original in a few aspects, it was still a good movie. It really kept you guessing, it even made people nearby jump and scream. We still can't believe who the killer was. We may have thought about it at one point, but soon thought past it.

We rate this movie 3.5 out of 5.

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