Escape to the Movies: Scre4m

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Scre4m

What's MovieBob's favorite scary movie? Not this one.

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Happy to say I've never seen a Scream movie. Ever. Good thing too.

Yeah didn't see this one being any good.

I knew you'd bash the name ;p

I'm glad you pronounced Scre4m correctly, Bob. I figured it would suck, just because of that damn numerical replacement in the title. Grr...

The closest I have ever came to watching a Scream movie was when I watched Scary Movie Uno a long, long, long time ago. I am not sure if that is better or worse :/

You really cut into that one Bob

Nooo Bob! Give me at least 3 reasons why the 1990 sucked? And not personal ones. As for sream movies, well... The parody was better Scary Movie if I'm not mistaken.

Just for the sake of defending the 1990, we had the rise of anime (DBZ, Yu Yu Hakusho) in western media. We console gaming finally being put to, pc gaming. Half Life 1, Nirvana (well that was not a good example...) You felling where I'm going.

Awesome review, Bob. Nothing like a bit sweet vengeance. Never been a horror movie fan, but since that genre gave us the Scary Movies (yes, I even like the 4th one) I give it a cookie. Sorry for what has happened to your potential back then, but look at you now, having 3 awesome shows running, 2 blogs, 1 weekly column, I think you got the respect, you deserve, sir.

Ps. I love how you make fun of the title by pronouncing it how it would really sound. All who think that adding a number to your title is edgy, hip, clever and whatever else are destined to be made fun off. Can't wait for your next show!

Heh while I would agree the scream movie were a tad bit overated, I still found some enjoyement in the franchise (not rushing to see the movie that's for sure)

I enjoyed the first scream but not the next two that followed. It was a fun and cheesy slasher flick. I'm sure this one will suck too. But it does have Annie from 90210, so it can't be that bad.

Whats the deal with making The Crow movies? Should have just left it after Brandon Lee died.

Noticing a bit of venom in this one.

And, nothing personal, but I've often noticed one of the most common conceits of film reviewers is to assume that the creators of a given work have seen all the same movies that the reviewer has seen.

Chances are, they're too busy making movies to get out to the cinema quite as often as you'd like. And chances are that something that you thought was original has been done before, just not necessarily in this country, or within the scope of films you prefer to watch or review.

That minor gripe aside, the idea that Scre4m is just an obvious attempt to wring a bit more blood of out this particular cinematic turnip shouldn't come as a great surprise to anyone.

You mean...... The Scream films weren't insightful and satirical?

Sad now. D:

Serious for a second.

Don't be jabbing at 'The Crow'....... or it's audience.....

The crow was a great comic and an even better film.

A decent re-make could be brilliant if handled right. And that guy was pretty cool in 'limitless'..... not sure how he'd translate to 'The Crow'. But let's see.

You gush and rage at the most random things, sir.

I wasn't planning on seeing this one, but your review reinforces that decision.

But I do have one suggestion: You don't like the 90's? Fine. Own it. Maybe don't continue quoting a sad, alcoholic, punch-drunk washout, though. Is that how you want to end up?

I personally liked the 90's. High school and college were fun for me (for the most part), and America hadn't yet decided to use one isolated incident to turn into a full-on police state and piss off the entire world.

Aside from all the personalized angst that Bob put into this ("boo-hoo, now everyone is as selfaware as me") I have to agree with his feelings towards this film. I saw it last night and was thoroughly unimpressed, and I actually liked the first movie.

From the F3ar school of bullshit name giving comes: Scre4m!

Well, anyways... I was never too big on scream. Or slasher movies for that matter. If i'm gonna watch a horror movie i'm gonna want some suspense and some creative killing.
So in that respect i could somewhat forgive Saw for being shit, just 'cause they at least made some interesting death scenes.

But really... i'd like to see a movie producer that could incorporate just SOME of this into his/her work.

One thing I have to ask.

Courtney Cox not have a substantial career after this?

Now obviously not to the level of Drew Barrymore granted but c'mon she's Monica from Freinds.

The 90's were awesome.

Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodrequize, Nirvana, R.E.M. made their best album ever...Steven Speilberg did two fantastic films, so did Scorsesse, Radiohead had Ok Computer, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, The Wu Tang Clan, OutKast and Nas all existed...The Sopranos started and DvDs were invented (along with huge t.v.s)

I have now proven that the 90s didn't suck.

i remember getting the first three on dvd for my 13th.

Never seen any of these movies, not gonna start with this one.

I personally have never really liked films always reasoning that a good video game will always trump the experience a film could ever give. Apart from the scream films which I adore... um think i'm on the opposite end of the sepcetrum of bob...

Bob, of all people, I expected a Charlie Chaplin birthday shoutout from you!

where does all the hate for the 90s come from?
is it because people who were born in the early 80s just went through puberty in the 90s and that universally sucks or something?

What accent was that? Did you hang out with a ton of old jewish gangbangers?

Gxas:
Happy to say I've never seen a Scream movie. Ever. Good thing too.

Same here, the more people bring it up, the better I feel that I haven't seen the movie. Another thing is I've only had two people in the last two years actually have a conversation involving Scream.

I don't care I'm still gonna see it. TRA LA LA LA LA.

Thanks for putting your bias up front Bob.

While I didn't expect the movie to be terribly original, or even any good, some of your complaints about originality and whatnot seemed to be fueled more by ire than reality.

So yeah, the movie annoyed you because it was too self aware and a lot of it had already been done before. That's the kind of crap critics say to look smart and deride a movie that will probably make money. I love it when you include that kind of stuff as an FYI, but when you use it as a reason to bash a movie then your review does very little to tell people about what that movie going experience will be like. (How many truly original stories do you actually get to see in a year?)

Were the funny parts funny and the scary parts scary? Did they actually get a message across even if it was just commentary on rebooting franchises? Would fans of that kind of movie still enjoy it?

I won't see it, I haven't seen any of the others, but this ...

teebeeohh:
where does all the hate for the 90s come from?
is it because people who were born in the early 80s just went through puberty in the 90s and that universally sucks or something?

YES IT FUCKING WAS! Sorry I'm just spiteful because I WAS BORN IN THE 90'S YOU DICKS!

"stable temporal loop of metatextual suck" nice

walsfeo:

Were the funny parts funny and the scary parts scary? Did they actually get a message across even if it was just commentary on rebooting franchises? Would fans of that kind of movie still enjoy it?

I won't see it, I haven't seen any of the others, but this ...

I assume that fans of the film will like it as Movie Bob said that its got the same type of self awareness that the first 3 had.

Yeah Scre-four-m was destined to suck from the beginning, but I'm gonna give The Crow a chance because I think it could be pulled off if they do it right.

Also, I disagree about the 90's sucking. There was Clerks!

So the 90's sucked because you didn't have the internet to rant on? okay.

this makes me want to watch shaun of hte dead.. :)

Yeah, I think I'm done listening to ya.

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