Smart Movie Review: ‘Scream’ Is A Fun Ode To Horror Movies – Up News Info
By Ian Omar Smart | Guest columnist
Now playing at the B&B Theater at the Vicksburg Mall, this latest addition to the “Scream” franchise finds Sydney, Gale and Dewey back to support a new generation of characters coming to terms with their pasts and discovering the person (or people) attacking them. .
This new iteration of “Scream” comments on the titled fandom by engaging in the history of this franchise. Legacy characters play supporting roles, while a new cast of characters (Jenna Ortega starring) engage in conversations about the state of mainstream horror movies and “legacy” as it relates to directing franchise movies.
Even the film’s narrative borrows heavily from the plot beats of the original 1996 “Scream.” This film’s talk of “re-quels” (a hybrid between the reboot and a sequel) is intercut with horror sequences. elaborate (a gender mark).
The priorities are slightly different, but the brutality and suspense remain just as engaging. While these films were never subtle about their message, the “Scream” franchise has always wrapped thoughtful film analysis into a fun genre package. This balancing act is maintained despite the passing of the great Wes Kraven (the director of the previous four “Scream” movies). “Scream” has always straddled the line between “funhouse” horror (“The Conjuring,” “Insidious”) and “arthouse” horror (“The Witch,” “It Follows”), making it a franchise so unique. This new “Scream” should provide a welcome return to Woodsboro for anyone looking for some decent slasher action.
Ian Omar Smart graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University with a degree in architecture. When he’s not drawing buildings, he’s probably at the movies. Smart can be contacted at isiansma[email protected]