As Hayden Panettiere tearfully recites a litany of all the classic horror movies that have been remade during the last decade, screenwriter Kevin Williamson and company call Hollywood to task for being content to recycle the same old ideas instead of making any memorable additions to the genre. The thing is, the team behind "Scream 4" is smart enough to know they're part of the problem too.
The Scary Movies were redundant because Scream was already funny. In Scream 4, Craven updates the series to match new trends while keeping true to the series and making sure the movie is still actually good -- like Shaun of the Dead, which he references at one point. Very creative use of cellphones and webcams without turning into a found footage piece. The only problem is the dragged out multiple openings. --DiB
Nothing is better than a franchise that knows its' audience. Goofy and with lots of irony and punch, «Scream 4» is a surprisingly good film. It's never scary, but that was never really the point anyway. Go Wes!
I guess this one is the best one since the first caz Scream 2 and Scream 3 was bad and Scream 4 comes back to the basics of the original Scream. I like the way the movie flows from the comedic side to the horrifying side, just the right balance of comedy and horror. But the film's plot and motive of the killer was the strongest flawed that's why this is only a semi watchable movie for me.
Wes Craven proves he's still got it, and that his enduring meta-franchise is still as relevant as it ever was. The film manages to keep up with the times while still delivering the familiar charms we've come to expect. Craven is the undisputed master of this genre. He knows it inside and out, and can pick it apart with a surgeon's scalpel.