Tom's Review of Scream 4

  • 15 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
    Scream 4

    Scream 4 (2011)

    No movie stands as more as an example of Studio Execs ruining an artistic vision more than this film. You can clearly tell what Kevin Williamson had in mind with this attempted reboot, but you can also clearly tell what his "studio notes" were. Then the breakup over the creative differences.... it's all very apparent. The result is a pretty fun movie that ultimately leaves you thinking "So they just made Scream 3 again? What was the point of this film?" - There was a point of making this film, to install a clever reboot, but it never made it to the big screen. Now Scream 4 is perhaps the most forgettable of the franchise. Hopefully it will stand as a cautionary tale for fear-driven executives.

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