Don't Take My Soul to Take
Screened Wes Craven's latest movie last night. Needless to say, it didn't leave me with high hopes for Scream 4. While it has an interesting premise, the execution is bland and cliched (the token black guy is blind - couldn't you have made him a gay paraplegic too, Wes?). It also features the most inept cops in movie history, who let a supposedly dead killer escape and kill more victims not once but twice!
The acting ranges from merely adequate to downright awful (the actress playing the mother in the prologue sounds like she's reading cue cards). The "scares" are predictable and the film has no style. Even the 3D is nothing special. It has a few laughable "twists" (the school bitch is the hero's sister?! Didn't see that one coming!) that just about kept me falling asleep. I hate to say it, but maybe it's time for Wes to retire.