Scream 2

Scream 2 ★★★½

In many ways, this SCREAM sequel was ruined by Scary Movie, mostly because the most memorable scenes from this film like the opening were better done in this spoof with the nun killing Hall and the "oricular rape" in the bathroom. That being said, even in this film, these deaths show something so special about these films and are so many of the simple yet very creative deaths that have been a part of this franchise.

Although many think this is a better movie in terms of quality, and in some ways I can see why, but in the end I felt that the story is a bit meandering. Apart from the original surviving characters, I did not feel that many of the new characters left much of an impression on me. Also, when it came to the ending, I felt that the final confrontation lasted a little bit too long and was not as compelling as the first one, perhaps due to the lack of energy Skeet and Matthew brought to the table. As for the soundtrack, I like how they used the Nick Cave song throughout the film as well as several tracks from "Broken Arrow", which seem oddly appropriate in the scenes they were used in.

All in all, despite the fact that this isn't as fantastic as the first installment, this is still a solid entry into the franchise.

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