Movie Stats & Links
|Neve Campbell, David Arquette,
Courteney Cox Arquette, Jenny McCarthy
|Buena Vista Home Entertainment
|It's scary and might give them
|She might get scared and snuggle.
|It's about a dude who stabs a lot
of people, so yes.
|People run around.
|Quite a few.
Cool Things About the
|Learn a Foreign
|You've got an optional French
audio track and Spanish subtitles.
|Buy a New TV!
|It's only in 2.35:1 so it's
better on a widescreen. On a normal TV you'll have
some big-ass black bars on the top and bottom.
|Buy a New
|This had some of the best
surround separation I've heard. You get great individual
sounds from each speaker. It was very cool.
|One of the better DVD offerings
for special things. You get outtakes, behind the scene
stuff from all three Screams, explanation of deleted scenes,
an alternate ending that was shot, bios, and a cool
commentary track to go along with the film explaining fun
things about movie-making and the movie in general.
So Iím watching the DVD version of "Scream
3" and I started to realize what my next major purchase needs
to be Ė a big-ass, widescreen TV. Why? Because as more and more
DVDís come out in widescreen format, well, it gets a little
annoying watching a cool movie where the black bars are about
5" on the top and bottom of my 37" TV. That makes for
mighty slim viewing. My only dilemma with this major purchase,
however, is that they still havenít figured out the whole HDTV
thing so I hate to spend big bucks now on something that might just
be useless or a pain in the ass later. Oh well, such are my
troubles. Anyway, "Scream 3" has a DVD version that is
pretty kick-ass when it comes to DVD extras, and Iíll get to that
at the end of this review, but letís talk about the movie first.
A DVD Review
"Scream 3" is one of those sequels, alright, for you
"Scream" buffs, the ending to the trilogy, where the only
question I had at the end was "Do these people ever
learn?" Sure, the idea behind the movie is that for a trilogy,
well, for the third part all bets are off, but why, after youíve
been through part 1 and part 2 would you ever think, while being
hunted at the killerís place, to say "Iím going to check
down here, you go call for help." Oh well, even so "Scream
3" was entertaining, but I still wondered if Sidney, Gale, and
Dewey would ever learn.
What can I say about the story-line except that the basic idea is
the same Ė kill Sidney (Neve Campbell). This time the killer goes
after the cast of "Stab 3", a movie in production about
the Woodsboro murders. It seems that the killer is going in order of
the movie, except the problem comes in that there have been so many
re-writes that no one knows who is going to get it next. To help
with the murders on the set, Gale is called in for her past
experience, Dewey is already a security dude working on the movie,
and Sidney gets scared when she gets found in her mountain
hide-a-way. So the three are back together again, trying to figure
out who the killer is this time (thereís a huge hint given during
the movie as to the relationship the killer has to Sidney), but I
still couldnít figure out which dude it would end up being. I was
kinda surprised, but not too much, and just tried to let myself
enjoy the film, which I ended up doing.
Iím not going to say much about "Scream 3" because it
doesnít really break any new ground the way "Scream" was
original. They did keep the movie entertaining and had a great comic
element with the teaming of Parker Posey playing Jennifer Joile as
Gale in the "Stab" movie, then cruising around with the
real Gale, and the both of them acting the same. They made me laugh
among the scariness, and I liked that.
I canít say "Scream 3" is better than its
predecessors, but it is on-line with keeping the entertainment value
in a slasher film. It had some cool cameos like Carrie Fisher
busting on the "Star Wars" thing, Jay and Silent Bob as
tourists at the studio, poking fun at "Must See TV," and
also had Lance Henriksen, the creepy dude from
"Millennium." All in all an entertaining film so with that
itís 3 Ĺ stars out of 5. It could have been more, but it didnít
break any new ground, although I did laugh more than during the
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!