Scream 2

Scream 2 ★★½

"It's all about...execution."

Continuing the story with a fresh cast, some key returning players and a new mysterious killer afoot, Wes Craven's 'Scream 2' is at times solid, late '90s horror schlock, but tends to miss the mark at times, rarely hitting the high strides of the first installment. I love the newer cast, particularly an underutilized Jerry O'Connell and Timothy Olyphant, one of my all time favorite actors. It has a solid opening, nowhere near as good as the first's iconic sequence, and the varied kills and chase sequences (the one with Gale inside the school is a very thrilling one) make it entertaining enough. The finale is fairly cheese and wraps things up on a terribly sour note for me. Still, when going through the series, this one is OK enough to revisit every so often.

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