Most of action and a bit less of the charm of the original are on display here. You get more or less what was advertised: a loud, CGI-heavy, hit-or-miss humor-filled action movie. It's fun, but less so than the first.
The first two "Scream" movies were clever, building great suspense while poking fun at other horror movies. This one attempts to wrap up the trilogy and remain as sharp as those entries, but falls a bit short. It gets too frantic near the end and tidies things up too neatly. But a worthwhile rent anyway. (as with many horror franchises, this one was resurrected in 2011 with a plan for 3 sequels, starting with "Scream 4")
I didnt feel like I was watching the sequal to the movie I loved. I was a little dissapointed. I kind of felt like I was watching a different movie all together than what I expected. Besides the throw back I thought the action was breathtaking and Shia was amazing but I was dissapointed in all the perverted material. I was set agast at all the bad humor.
there is only one word for this movie, fantastic. way better than the first and just as humorous. great action good cast and awesome special effects. if you havent seen it yet, your missing one of the summers and the years biggest and best movies.
Nice Premise, But Typical Hollywood
Reviewed by KHL for The Skeleton Key at 2008-04-15 15:31:33
There is some nice atmosphere here and an intriguing plotline involving hoodoo and a house with an old and not so nice history, but where it could have resembled something like Angel Heart (a similar type of movie), it just didn't really pull off the 'scary' vibe. Worth one watch, the acting is decent, but the 'scares' are too typically Hollywood and therefore aren't really that spooky.