Critics are mostly appreciative of the new Scream. The fifth installment in the slasher film series, Scream is the first to be made without legendary filmmaker Wes Craven at the helm. Ready or Not Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett sought to make Craven proud of the new film, and while not all viewers were entirely satisfied, critics rated the sequel Certified Fresh with a score of 77% with a score of audience of 83%.
This current rating of 77% rivals the Rotten Tomatoes score of 79% for the original. Scream, which is considered by many horror fans to still be the best episode of the series. Critics collectively adored the sequel even more, however, as Cry 2 driven with packaging with a certified freshness score of 81%. Cry 3 falls lowest on Rotten Tomatoes with its 41% rotten score while Cry 4 barely managed to put the series back on the right side with its score of 61%.
Because many viewers don’t always trust reviews, it’s always a good idea to consider the audience score as well. It should be noted that the fifth ScreamThe viewership score suggests that the majority of fans are pretty happy with the film. This must be good news for the filmmakers as there had been concerns about how fans would react to the events of this new film without Wes Craven’s creative guidance.
There might be more Scream movies to come
Have we seen the last of Ghostface? Without going into any Scream spoilers here, the future of the film series is open if Paramount wants to move forward with it Cry 6. The cast and crew have been open to moving forward, and it seems the goal was to revive the film series with several new installments. It all probably depended on how successful the film was after its recent release.
“The whole experience was like a family experience, with the cast with the crew with the producer,” Bettinelli-Olpin told Variety. “I don’t mean to be cheesy, but it’s been a feast of love, and I think we’d be crazy not to want to continue.”
Courteney Cox also teased a new Scream future noting, “This is the fifth…this is not Cry 5, although. It is Scream. The directors are amazing, they absolutely do it… it’s a new franchise… It’s hip. It’s scary. It’s just a new Scream. It’s not a reboot, it’s not a remake, it’s just a brand new launch. I think it’s going to be fantastic.”
The good news is that Scream is doing quite well financially in addition to having obtained a new score at Rotten Tomatoes. It was the first film to hit Spider-Man: No Coming Home out of its No. 1 spot at the box office, and it’s always good for horror fans when slasher movies manage to take that top spot. The future looks bright for the Scream series, but so far no new sequels have been ordered.
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