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IN SHORT: More laughs than screams.
Cranky's gonna be fair about this one. You all know that flicks like Scream 2 hold little appeal for me, so I brought along eDrive's know-all of the genre, Trent Haaga, whom you've met before. Trent goes first....
OK, now it's Cranky's turn. Since I don't compare to Source Material, not having seen the first flick puts me at a severe disadvantage. To quote Jamie Kennedy's character, Randy:
As is Scream 2 which, by that reasoning, doesn't suck. It doesn't scare much either.
To argue against Randy's above quoted reasoning, Empire can stand on it's own, though (as a solo outing) it's ending sucks, but Scream 2 doesn't. Stand on its own, that is. Scream 2 is funny, though probably much funnier if you are already clued in to the in-jokes. One killing us unique but, save the surprise appearances of GhostFace, all are fairly pedestrian. It isn't hard to figure out most of what went on in the first flick though, if you haven't been tipped to the "surprise" at the end of the first flick, the ending on Scream 2 is truly gonna piss you off, because it requires that you have (seen number 1).
It isn't scary enough, to get my curiosity up enough to go out and rent the first one.
On average, a first run movie ticket will run you Eight Bucks. Were Cranky able to set his own price for Scream 2, he would have paid . . .
Those of you who are gonna see it are gonna see it. Those of you thinking twice should do that, too. Think twice, that is.
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