Friday, April 15, 2011
Scream 2 Review
Time to review Scream 2. This movie stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Jerry O'Connell, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy, Jada Pinkett, and Liev Shrieber. Let the running commentary begin.
Running Commentary -
Starts off with a couple on a date at the Stab movie preview. They get costumes on the way in from the studio. All of the idiots in the theater are in costume and acting stupid. The movie is based on Gail Weather's book. Starts off with a recreation of Drew Barrymore sequence at the start of the first movie. Jada Pinkett-Smith goes to get popcorn. Her boyfriend shows up in a mask and scares her. He goes to the bathroom. He gets stabbed in the head through a bathroom stall by the new ghostface killer. The killer sits next to Jada dressed in her boyfriend's jacket. She then finds the blood on the jacket and gets stabbed by the killer. She stumbles into the aisle and the killer stabs her three more times. She then stumbles onto the tall area in front of the screen and they all thinks it's part of the show at first before realizing it's real as she falls over dead.
Sydney sees the story about the murder on the television and reporters are after her again.
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR!
Randy's movie class has a debate about sequels.
Randy and Sydney talk about what happened. JERRY O'CONNELL! Randy's obviously in love with Sydney and he shows up to make out with her. This is great.
Gail's out at the college and meets Debbie Salt a local reporter as she goes to a press conference about the murders.
Dewey shows up now too. They talk about what happened and he tells her to be careful.
Sydney is confronted by Gail with Cotton and Sydney slaps her. Cotton is mad that she didn't tell Sydney about it. Dewey confronts Gail, gives her a piece of his mind, and storms off.
CeeCee gets a call while at the sorority house from the killer. CeeCee, aka Gellar, hears a noise and tries to call for help after the phone call ends. Turns out it was only Donna. The killer sneaks in when CeeCee is talking with Donna. She gets a call from him again and freaks out. She starts looking for an escape but the killer chases her down with a knife. The killer catches her on the balcony, stabs her, and then throws her down to the ground.
Gail and Dewey show up at the crime scene. The killer calls Sydney and then comes out to kill her as her boyfriend arrives. He chases her and then she runs outside and her boyfriend and Dewey find her. Dewey finds Derrick cut on the arm but the killer is gone. Sydney and Dewey at the hospital with Derrick. Derrick's friend is talking to Sydney and they're all suspicious of Derrick now.
Sydney now has police protection and she has a chat with Derrick about what happened. Neither wants to see the other get hurt.
Derrick's buddy Mickey thinks Randy is the killer. Derrick starts singing to Sydney. Cue comedy singing scene with every idiot in the cafeteria getting into it. Stupid scene.
Torrie Spelling plays Sydney and Luke Wilson is Billy in Stab, lol.
Randy and Dewey have a meeting. Randy tells Dewey the rules of a horror movie sequel. The rules are higher body count, more elaborate death scenes, and the third one he gets cut off. Randy says the suspects are Derrick and the killer or killers. Says the other suspects are Mickey and himself. He then says Dewey could be one too. Haley, Sid's roommate, is the other suspect. Gail Weathers is also on his list because she could be doing it to make her next book but Dewey dismisses it. Randy warns Dewey if she isn't a killer then she's a possible victim.
Sydney's director in theater classs says she can fight it and is behind her.
Sydney freaks out during theater rehearsal.
Randy, Dewey, and Gail form a team to go after the killer. The killer calls Gail's phone and Randy picks up the phone. Randy talks to the killer while all three go looking for him. Suddenly the killer pulls Randy into the news van and stabs him four times killing him. The cameraman, Gail, and Dewey find his body.
In the library someone sends threatening to kill Sydney and the cops get her out while they look for who sent the message. Cotton shows up and talks to Sydney about doing an interview with Diane Sawyer. The cops handcuff Cotton as he yells at Sydney.
The police release Cotton due to lack of evidence and then they take Sydney to a secure location.
Debbie goes for an interview with Gail but Gail chases her off, her cameraman leaves, and now all Gail has is Dewey. Gail and Dewey team up to find the killer. Gail figures out that the killer could be on the tapes they took since he's relishing all of this.
While watching the videos Gail and Dewey kiss but stop when they see that one of the videos isn't her footage. It's footage taken by the killer. The killer is filming them. The killer almost gets Gail but she escapes as Dewey falls down the stairs. She hides in a music recording room but hides when she sees the killer through the window. She ends up hiding in a room without an exit.
Dewey sees her through the window and when he tries to get her attention he gets stabbed by the killer.
Sydney and Haley go with the cops to a secure location only to have the cops get killed by the killer. One of them is on the hood and the killer drives it into a wall killing the cop. The killer is unconcious so Sydney and Haley try to escape. They both make it out.
The killer wakes up and kills Haley before chasing after Sydney.
Gail finds Cotton with blood on his hands and runs off. Gail takes the pay phone from Debbie to call the cops.
Sydney goes to the theater room but someone turns off all the lights and starts messing with the theater production special effects.
She finds Derrick tied to a cross for a fraternity prank. The killer shows up and uses his voice changer before revealing himself to be Mickey. Mickey uses psychological tactics to make Sydney think Derrick was one of the killers. Suddenly Derrick gets shot by Mickey.
Mickey explains his motives. He says he wants to get caught and uses cinema's effect on the brain at his trial. Sydney then kicks him down and they starts fighting. Mickey gets a knife and gun to keep her from escaping.
Suddenly Gail shows up with Debbie pointing a gun on her. Syndey recognizes her as Mrs. Loomis, Billy's mother. Mickey says he met Debbie on an internet psycho website. Debbie then shoots Mickey dead and shoots at Gail too. Now it's just Debbie and Sydney. Says her motive is revenge. Debbie and Sydney have a confrontation over Billy and her mother. Sydney cracks a bottle over Debbie's head and runs off.
Sydney now has an axe and is using the show special effects to distract Debbie. The set falls over and onto Mrs. Loomis.
Mrs. Loomis survives and comes at Sydney with a knife. She's about to stab her when a gunshot is heard. It's Cotton. He points the gun at them and Sydney tells him the other woman is Mrs. Loomis. Mrs. Loomis tries to get Cotton to her side but Sydney says she'll do the Diane Sawyer interview and he shoots Mrs. Loomis in the chest.
Cotton and Sydney make up and Gail is still alive but she was shot. When they check to see if Mrs. Loomis is dead Mickey suddenly jumps up and they shoot him repeatedly. Sydney then shoots Mrs. Loomis in the head just in case.
Gail's cameraman shows back up so they can shoot the story but she stops and runs over to Dewey who is still alive. She leaves with him in the ambulance. The reporters swarm Sydney and she tells them Cotton is the hero not her.
3 out of 5 stars. The first one was WAY better than this one. I liked the characters way more, the kill scenes in this one were more stupid than scary, and some of the scenes were really pointless or seemed like something you would see in a teenage comedy movie. I will recommend this to horror fans only.