Scream 2 Reviews

  • Feb 25, 2021

    I love this movie as well as the first one. The plot twist of this movie is the best (I believe) of the series. The only thing that made me not like this movie as much is that [SPOILERS] Randy died. But over all, awesome movie.

    I love this movie as well as the first one. The plot twist of this movie is the best (I believe) of the series. The only thing that made me not like this movie as much is that [SPOILERS] Randy died. But over all, awesome movie.

  • Joey B
    Jan 24, 2021

    Awesome back in the day

    Awesome back in the day

  • Jan 01, 2021

    Tightening more on the loose ends from the first movie, this sequel is the Empire Strikes Back of slasher films.

    Tightening more on the loose ends from the first movie, this sequel is the Empire Strikes Back of slasher films.

  • Dec 11, 2020

    Just like the first movie (which I also gave 5/5 stars) this one is amazing and earns 5/5 stars for me. The ending of this installment is GREAT, I love how the movie explores the characters more in depth, and I would totally recommend it if you've seen the first one but are on edge if the sequel will be any good as the original. Spoiler Alert: IT IS!

    Just like the first movie (which I also gave 5/5 stars) this one is amazing and earns 5/5 stars for me. The ending of this installment is GREAT, I love how the movie explores the characters more in depth, and I would totally recommend it if you've seen the first one but are on edge if the sequel will be any good as the original. Spoiler Alert: IT IS!

  • Dec 03, 2020

    Scream 2 is successful in living up to the expectations after the first movie and still able to upgrade the qualities that made it a big hit. The cast has a good mixture of returning stars, such as Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, and Jamie Kennedy, and new stars, like Sarah Michelle Gellar, Timothy Olyphant, and Rebecca Gayheart. Although the film is less unpredictable as it does follow the same motype of the first one, the film is still surprising to a certain extent. Scream 2 brings out the reality of cinemas after the first hit and wisely exploit the existent fear. The killings and deaths are satisfying and thrilling enough to keep the viewers' eyes glue to the screen. It is subtly delivers the lesson of being a parent, evil drive of media and fame but it is not clear and impressive to take it to a higher level in this genre which is replete of dump killings without underlying meaning left for viwers to think about. However, it is certainly worth a watch as it grips attention in a very wise way with humour and relieving scenes.

    Scream 2 is successful in living up to the expectations after the first movie and still able to upgrade the qualities that made it a big hit. The cast has a good mixture of returning stars, such as Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, and Jamie Kennedy, and new stars, like Sarah Michelle Gellar, Timothy Olyphant, and Rebecca Gayheart. Although the film is less unpredictable as it does follow the same motype of the first one, the film is still surprising to a certain extent. Scream 2 brings out the reality of cinemas after the first hit and wisely exploit the existent fear. The killings and deaths are satisfying and thrilling enough to keep the viewers' eyes glue to the screen. It is subtly delivers the lesson of being a parent, evil drive of media and fame but it is not clear and impressive to take it to a higher level in this genre which is replete of dump killings without underlying meaning left for viwers to think about. However, it is certainly worth a watch as it grips attention in a very wise way with humour and relieving scenes.

  • Nov 21, 2020

    In the same vein as it's predecessor, Scream 2 manages to be even better than the first because it preserves tension and fear in a sudden way.

    In the same vein as it's predecessor, Scream 2 manages to be even better than the first because it preserves tension and fear in a sudden way.

  • Nov 03, 2020

    The sequel to scream is good enough to live up to the original. But not as good as the original

    The sequel to scream is good enough to live up to the original. But not as good as the original

  • Oct 30, 2020

    Different take on a movie within a movie, much of the plot from the first movie is re-used but a capable sequel on it's own right, does a great job of making fun of itself and sequels in general, not nearly as good as the original but a worthy sequel.

    Different take on a movie within a movie, much of the plot from the first movie is re-used but a capable sequel on it's own right, does a great job of making fun of itself and sequels in general, not nearly as good as the original but a worthy sequel.

  • Oct 30, 2020

    Wes tricks you again with clever diversions! Wes Craven's horror-comedy mystery Scream 2 (1997) somehow manages to recreate the magic of Scream (1996) with a brilliant sequel ready for gore. Craven knows every horror trick in the book considering he wrote many in his own right as a master of the genre. He rivets you with intriguing angles and long shots around corners, so that you never can guess where the next scare will come from, nor the next kill. His illusory skills make Scream 2 as scary and hilarious as the first feature. Peter Deming's cinematography always shoots beautiful close-ups for every emotional moment of trauma Sidney experiences, while his wide shots set-up and reveal the serial killer playfully every time. Kevin Williamson's script is endlessly creative and strikingly clever as he and Craven pander to horror fans' desire for bloody kills all while demonstrating how to subvert your expectations of a killer. Williamson manages not to sound superior or snarky with his silly meta humor breaking down the horror genre yet again. The identity of Ghostface remains a mystery until the thrilling and shocking finale. I appreciate Kevin Williamson's serious take on trauma and the pain that Sidney suffers over having to go through mass murder all over again. He makes Scream 2 darker and more serious overall compared to the campier original Scream. Scream 2 may repeat many of its witty ideas from Scream, but it still works here with a little Wes Craven 90's magic. Neve Campbell is gorgeous and endearing Sidney Prescott. You feel terrible for her at having to experience endless trauma, scares, and chases. Campbell puts on a brave face as the outsider Sidney, who remains one of the coolest horror heroines in cinema. She's earned the title Scream Queen for a reason. Neve Campbell is effortlessly sympathetic, genuine, courageous, cool, and emotional in her uniquely natural way. She is a stunning 90's actress with this alternative edge and Goth Style. Neve could act anything after seeing her in The Craft, Scream, and Scream 2. Courteney Cox is lovely and hilarious as the snarky investigative tabloid journalist Gale Weathers with high ambitions. Everything Cox says in Scream 2 is funny to me. Cox is sincerely touching alongside David Arquette, whom she has likable chemistry with in every scene. Arquette is funny and endearing as Dewey Riley again with a nice kindness about him. His scenes with Neve Campbell are quite sweet. Jerry O'Connell is excellent as the jerk boyfriend Derek with no empathy for Sidney's feelings. He pairs well with Neve Campbell on screen as they almost could be a couple. Timothy Olyphant is perfectly deranged with his love of pop culture, movie trivia, and movie persecution complex. Jamie Kennedy is still the loser nerd Randy Meeks, but he's more natural and likable this time around in Scream 2. His movie shoutouts are a riot. Laurie Metcalf is superb as the awkward fangirl to Gale Weathers, while also playing her manic lady sublimely by the end. Sarah Michelle Gellar is drop dead gorgeous as Cici Cooper and very likable in her short supporting actress role in Scream 2. Elise Neal is likable as Sidney's quirky friend Hallie. Liev Schreiber is astoundingly real and intense as Cotton Weary. Jada Pinkett is funny and pitiable as the girlfriend dragged to the movie theater to see the horror flick Stab by her goofy boyfriend, played by the ever likable Omar Epps. Lewis Arquette is a neat cameo as the Chief of Police, all the other 90's celebrity cameos are awesome to look back on now. Rebecca Gayheart, Portia de Rossi, Heather Graham, Tori Spelling, Luke Wilson, David Warner, and even Wes Craven himself all deliver delightful cameos. Patrick Lussier's quick cuts and wicked edits from slice to stabbing gives Scream 2 a fast pace for a 120 minute long movie. Marco Beltrami's score is creepy and thunderous with his eerie theme for Scream playing in the background. There's still an atmosphere of heavy uncertainty and near danger at all times. All the Ghostface costumes are fun, but Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox' outfits are seriously killer. Everyone looks very 90's chic. Lightning cannot be captured in a bottle twice unless Wes Craven is directing it. Scream 2 is worth watching for every wail of agony and gleeful scream of joy.

    Wes tricks you again with clever diversions! Wes Craven's horror-comedy mystery Scream 2 (1997) somehow manages to recreate the magic of Scream (1996) with a brilliant sequel ready for gore. Craven knows every horror trick in the book considering he wrote many in his own right as a master of the genre. He rivets you with intriguing angles and long shots around corners, so that you never can guess where the next scare will come from, nor the next kill. His illusory skills make Scream 2 as scary and hilarious as the first feature. Peter Deming's cinematography always shoots beautiful close-ups for every emotional moment of trauma Sidney experiences, while his wide shots set-up and reveal the serial killer playfully every time. Kevin Williamson's script is endlessly creative and strikingly clever as he and Craven pander to horror fans' desire for bloody kills all while demonstrating how to subvert your expectations of a killer. Williamson manages not to sound superior or snarky with his silly meta humor breaking down the horror genre yet again. The identity of Ghostface remains a mystery until the thrilling and shocking finale. I appreciate Kevin Williamson's serious take on trauma and the pain that Sidney suffers over having to go through mass murder all over again. He makes Scream 2 darker and more serious overall compared to the campier original Scream. Scream 2 may repeat many of its witty ideas from Scream, but it still works here with a little Wes Craven 90's magic. Neve Campbell is gorgeous and endearing Sidney Prescott. You feel terrible for her at having to experience endless trauma, scares, and chases. Campbell puts on a brave face as the outsider Sidney, who remains one of the coolest horror heroines in cinema. She's earned the title Scream Queen for a reason. Neve Campbell is effortlessly sympathetic, genuine, courageous, cool, and emotional in her uniquely natural way. She is a stunning 90's actress with this alternative edge and Goth Style. Neve could act anything after seeing her in The Craft, Scream, and Scream 2. Courteney Cox is lovely and hilarious as the snarky investigative tabloid journalist Gale Weathers with high ambitions. Everything Cox says in Scream 2 is funny to me. Cox is sincerely touching alongside David Arquette, whom she has likable chemistry with in every scene. Arquette is funny and endearing as Dewey Riley again with a nice kindness about him. His scenes with Neve Campbell are quite sweet. Jerry O'Connell is excellent as the jerk boyfriend Derek with no empathy for Sidney's feelings. He pairs well with Neve Campbell on screen as they almost could be a couple. Timothy Olyphant is perfectly deranged with his love of pop culture, movie trivia, and movie persecution complex. Jamie Kennedy is still the loser nerd Randy Meeks, but he's more natural and likable this time around in Scream 2. His movie shoutouts are a riot. Laurie Metcalf is superb as the awkward fangirl to Gale Weathers, while also playing her manic lady sublimely by the end. Sarah Michelle Gellar is drop dead gorgeous as Cici Cooper and very likable in her short supporting actress role in Scream 2. Elise Neal is likable as Sidney's quirky friend Hallie. Liev Schreiber is astoundingly real and intense as Cotton Weary. Jada Pinkett is funny and pitiable as the girlfriend dragged to the movie theater to see the horror flick Stab by her goofy boyfriend, played by the ever likable Omar Epps. Lewis Arquette is a neat cameo as the Chief of Police, all the other 90's celebrity cameos are awesome to look back on now. Rebecca Gayheart, Portia de Rossi, Heather Graham, Tori Spelling, Luke Wilson, David Warner, and even Wes Craven himself all deliver delightful cameos. Patrick Lussier's quick cuts and wicked edits from slice to stabbing gives Scream 2 a fast pace for a 120 minute long movie. Marco Beltrami's score is creepy and thunderous with his eerie theme for Scream playing in the background. There's still an atmosphere of heavy uncertainty and near danger at all times. All the Ghostface costumes are fun, but Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox' outfits are seriously killer. Everyone looks very 90's chic. Lightning cannot be captured in a bottle twice unless Wes Craven is directing it. Scream 2 is worth watching for every wail of agony and gleeful scream of joy.

  • Oct 29, 2020

    A good sequel but not as good as the first one.

    A good sequel but not as good as the first one.