No horror movie opening scene will ever be as good as the original "Scream." Not a sequel, not a remake, nothing. There was something so pure and twisted and horrifying about those 13 minutes that can never be recreated - call it the unknown, call it the unexpected, call it originality, call it Drew Barrymore. What the exact reason is for that flawless, iconic scene is - we're not sure. But we do know the mix of horror, anticipation and anxiety can never come close to being recreated... and it seems like the "Scream" creators find this out the hard way because as each "Scream" movie comes, the opening kills get progressively worse and worse...
Scream: We've discussed this. Drew Barrymore. Iconic. Horrifying. Chilling. Heart breaking. Still gives us nightmares.
Scream 2: Jada Pinkett and Omar Epps. Still scary, but the build-up is not as horrifying as the original because we know what we're getting ourselves into. However, Jada's front-of-the-auditorium scream is made of win.
Scream 3: Cotton Weary and a pre-"Gossip Girl" Kelly Ruthorford. It's nice to have a "lead" character die in the opening scene, but...ehh. The weakest opening kill in the series until...
Scream 4: Without giving anything away, this opening scene is more comedic than frightening, leaving us wonder if we're watching "Scream 4" or "Scary Movie." And then a switch is made and we're suddenly supposed to be scared... but we're not. Why? Drew Barrymore, Jada Pinkett, Cotton Weary - it's all people we've seen before and why they may not be at the top of our "Favorite Celeb" lists, it's still someone we don't want to let go of so soon. But "Scream 4" - a couple of stranger bitches (that could use some acting lessons...) we could care less about getting axed? Ehhh. Let it happen.
Besides the less-than-desired opening scene, there's a handful of actresses in this movie that just seem off. Whether it's the character we don't like (Deputy Hicks played by Marley Shelton, Rebecca played by Allison Brie) or the actresses (Aimee Teegarden, Brittany Robertson), there's just something rubbing us the wrong way.
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