Scream 3

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I watched this movie on Netflix.

Similarly to the second movie, I don't think this one is as good as the first. But it's not a bad film, and it's hard to say really if I like it better or worse than the second. I think I can say though, that it's not as good as the second.
Some of the tropes and turns of this one I was seeing as more obvious or not as well hidden.
It's not a bad film... but it's just really average honestly. Worth a watch, but it's no master class of cinema.

This movie plays again as a parody and celebration of the slasher films, but also plays on the idea of a trilogy and what happens in the final film of a trilogy. So in some respects, it's actually kinda clever. Though how many times can Sidney survive the same kind of stuff over and over again?

Mistake Status: I wasn't really paying as close attention to this movie when I watched it, and didn't pick up on any mistakes. I'm sure I could find a lot if I looked. But I have no real interest in returning to this film just for that.

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5. 8/10. Possibly the worst of the franchise. This mostly stems from the absence of Neve Campbell who was filming Drowning Mona and Panic that same year. Yeah she committed to movies that sound more like art house movies that nobody's ever heard of. I also blame Wes Craven here as, brilliant as he is, he couldn't just wait for her to become more available. No he just focused more on David Arquette and Courtney Cox. Let's face it, he's an OK actor, she's an annoying pest from one of the most overhyped and overrated shows of the 90's-early 2000's. I would say though the idea of an older half brother's not bad, it's just not well executed here. Fan fiction about him was better written and well done. Watch this one if just to laugh at its underwhelming execution.


Other mistake: On the back cover of Scream 3 in the Scream trilogy on DVD, the town of the original killings is referred to as Greensboro twice. The correct name of the town is Woodsboro, of course.

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Sidney: What do you know about trilogies?
Mark: All I know is that in the third one, all bets are off.

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Trivia: Like the other Scream films, in this movie there's a small part for the man himself, Wes Craven. He's the guy with the video camera walking by Jay and Silent Bob. He even takes a good look at the camera. (00:18:30)


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Question: Is Detective Kincaid the second killer? Two pieces of evidence spring to mind that he could be. One, he borrows Dewey's phone and soon afterwards Sydney is rung up by the killer and two, Roman Bridger has a bulletproof vest.

Answer: Those are misdirects/red-herrings to make you suspect Kincaid. Not actual pieces of evidence. But Roman is confirmed to be the only killer in the film. Originally, there was going to be a second killer (as there is in the three other films), but the idea was dropped during production to change-up the formula slightly and keep audiences guessing.

So how could Roman call her in that moment?

Answer: No, remember, the detective says something along the lines of "In the third movie, all bets are off." Meaning that you can't expect the same formula (ie two killers) as the first two movies.

Grumpy Scot

Answer: The line, "In the third movie, all bets are off," means to expect the unexpected. That anything goes, the hero could die, the killer gets away it or the boyfriend dies. There is an ending but not a predicable one.

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