Scream 3 Reviews

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½ July 29, 2015
I dig the movie within a movie concept and it's cool how they throw back to stuff from the original, but this is easily the worst installment of the franchise. The stuff with Sidney's mother is just ridiculous and Courtney Cox goes from her hottest (in Scream 2) to her ugliest looking all anorexic with those terrible bangs/mullet. And Ehren Kruger is a horrible writer. Awful dialogue abounds in this threequel.
½ July 8, 2015
This isn't a particularly good horror movie as opposed to the other 2 installments in the series. It tries too hard being a comedy that sometimes you even forget you're watching a horror movie! The acting is really weird in this one, some of the actors can act, while some are just so hard to take seriously. The story is nothing too interesting, though the interesting twist in the end is cool, it does kind of ruin the first movie for me... The violence and gore is almost non-existent in this movie. Almost every killing happens off-screen and sometimes it's really frustrating when you can only hear the sound of what is happening or just see a knife go up and down, without seeing the damage that is being done! All in all, a mediocre sequel still offers some interesting twists and one of the only scenes that is funny is the Jay & Silent Bob cameo, which was quite awesome. Would recommend only to those who have seen the previous Scream movies and want to watch the fourth one (like me).
½ June 28, 2015
A fun, but very repetitive third film to the franchise. In some ways better than #2, in others it was inferior.
June 25, 2015
It's still as gory and thrilling as the first two films. But now the idea starts to get a little cliche but it's still fun. Buckets of blood. Recommended !
½ June 2, 2015
Somewhat played out, but worth watching if you are interested in what becomes of these silly characters.
½ June 1, 2015
Still worth watching just did not have the original freshness the first two films had
May 27, 2015
Just another formulaic horror sequel the type this series at it's best railed against.
May 22, 2015
Definitely the funniest of the Scream movies, though not the best.
May 20, 2015
This flick is somehow brilliant. Why? Because it became what the original made fun of. So, the first movie laughs at you, ''Scream 3''. Ha.
May 6, 2007
One of the best trilogies in film history comes to a conclusion. Another great addition to the Scream films. However, this one doesn't have as much comedic charm as did the first two. Still, is worth watching.
April 29, 2015
It's not that bad!
A fresh rating of 79%
"Scream 3 does poke fun at the horror movie trilogies, but it's not as clever or funny or scary."
April 28, 2015
Boring as fuck, turned it off 30 minutes into the movie.
April 20, 2015
As time shows, Scream 3 has turned the franchise into what it was trying to make of, Falling on it's back like a turtle with the cliches it plays without any form of self awareness
½ April 13, 2015
44% on my Tomatometer.
Super Reviewer
April 6, 2015
Scream 3 just didn't need to be made...if only they'd kept it as two films. It seems to fall short of its own cynical nature and much like the Shrek franchise did, it became exactly what it was set out to parody. Quite unfortunate really.
½ March 23, 2015
Just when you thought the horror genre couldnt parody itself any more, Scream 3 comes right at you with a baseball bat and just goes to town on your face. The ball gets rolling instantly setting up Cotton as a controversial talk show host, who receives a call from our now well known antagonists fake voice, which we all know will lead to certain death. After this extremely well orchestrated scene, the title card rolls up and we have the meat. A Hollywood studio is making a third installment in the trilogy following the murders of the previous film, only to be shut down fairly quickly after members of its cast start dying and pictures of Sid's mother start showing up at the murder sites, the old gang eventually make it all back together and essentially end what could be described as the most blase trilogy ever. It is clear from the get go that this film is written miles better than the previous, dialogue is usable and human again, aside from the odd moment here and there. Instead of trying to make this uber realistic horror mock up, the film aims for a more comical side, playing up the typical Hollywood tropes and staging a real set of murders within it. It offers up something new for the franchise and for once, you are genuinely not left sighing ever 5 minutes and actually laughing at how perposterous this film wants to get. It's self aware as well, the other films always have been, but here its so aware it wants you to know it. It's clear to see that Wes and his team are just having a lot of fun on the project. The killing sequences are mental but equally well choreographed, the laughs are plentiful and in inventive ways, even the gore has been toned down slightly here, it feels like it wants to try and achieve something slightly different. Unlike previous installments the cast are relavtively unknowns, aside from Lance Henrikson and our usual cast members, everyone else is forgettable fodder, however within the context it works, as they are portraying down and out actors.The movie also starts off with some really inventive sequences and continues to use them till the finale. Then the finale happens and my god is it desperate. I wont spoil it but it comes so far out of nowhere that it needs its own exposition to come with it. You will not see this one coming and when the reveal happens you are just deflated! The movie does a decent job of setting up intrigue only to just piss it out line a fine pint of beer, you enjoy the sips only to just discard it and feel slightly bad for indulging in the first place. Neve Campbell actually does a nice job with Sid here, showing real progression and character arcing, however she is not central to this story at all, she feels more like a tacted on side note. Instead its more about Courtney and Arquette, which although is a nice change of pace, kind of makes Sid's inclusion at times merely there just to move the piece along. It doesnt have the charm of the original, its not as scary (If you could ever call Scream that) and it has really done itself to death by this point, but it is a monumental leap forward from the sequel that you believe your watching a brilliant piece of cinema, only your not, your just watching a self aware franchise try and wrap it all up. Works better as a comedy than a movie, worth a watch for fans but really nothing more on offer and quite forgettable in places.
½ March 21, 2015
Then inevitably at least a complete trilogy. Gets a bit annoying now..
½ September 17, 2014
Arguably the funniest of the series, Scream 3 is more of a guilty pleasure than a good film.
February 15, 2011
better then the second but no where near the first
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