5 things in Scream VI that make ZERO sense
scream VI (2023) is making its way through the box office and has already grossed $83 million worldwide. But it also cut the fanbase in half, with many critics saying the same thing – “scream VI is great…until it isn’t.”
While it’s the first film in the series not to star Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott’s last girl, her absence isn’t one of the many problems. While it’s far from disaster (it’s still a hugely enjoyable slasher), there are some Really stupid moments in scream VI…
WARNING: HUGE spoilers follow scream VI from the beginning!
1. There are too many ghost faces scream VI
scream VI‘s Cold (emphasis on “cold”) opener sees film professor Laura Crane (Samara Weaving) brutally murdered in a dark New York alley by a first-time Ghostface killer Scream History, immediately reveals its identity to the audience!
While it’s a bold and admirable move, ghostface Jason Carvey (Tony Revolori) is quick to stumble upon the wrong end of a knife himself (as does his partner, whose body parts are already in the fridge) when equalizing occurs news Ghostface decides to claim Manhattan as her Area.
During the third act, it is revealed that the new Ghostface is actually one-third of a new one trio of murderers. While many praise the film for being a Scream Record with so many killers, being a first in this area as well doesn’t give the film a free pass.
In fact, the reveal at the end is so terribly disappointing (we’ll get to that a bit later) that we wonder if the film should have followed Jason instead, a risk we think would have been worth it. Instead, upon closer inspection scream VI plays things surprisingly safe.
Related: Each “Scream” movie is ranked from worst to best
2. The meta comment doesn’t work
Scream (1996) was the first film to take a close look at all the slashers of yesteryear, taking their many tropes and clichés and turning them into “rules.” As such in everyone Scream In the film there is a scene where a character explains the “new rules” and at the same time tells us the “point of view” of the film.
In Scream, Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy) discusses the rules for successfully surviving a slasher horror film; In scream 2 (1997) he discusses the rules of a “sequel”; and in scream 3 (2000) he posthumously lays down the rules of a “trilogy” on a VHS cassette.
Beyond the original trilogy, however Scream strives to present these rules through natural conversation. While scream VI offers a lot of meta-comments on fan theories, it mostly takes the “requel-sequel” angle, which actually isn’t even a thing.
And worst of all is Mindy Meeks (Jasmin Savoy Brown), while a Great Character and a wonderful addition to the “Core Four,” delivers these so-called “rules” in a way so contrived and unnatural that you’ll want to hide behind your hands for all the wrong reasons.
SEE ALSO: ‘Scream’ And ‘Friday The 13th’ Will Cross In A New Slasher Series
3. The Ghostface reveal in Act III is forgettable
Before we dive in, it’s worth noting that not every Ghostface killer of the past has been so memorable. Scream (1996), starring the deeply psychotic Billy Loomis (Skeet Ulrich) and Looney Tune sidekick Stu Macher (Matthew Lillard), raised the bar from the get-go.
scream 2 (1997) gave us our best duo yet with the vengeful Debbie Loomis (Laurie Metcalf) and her “recruit” Mickey Altieri (Timothy Olyphant). A great Ghostface is usually the perfect combination of achievement, motive, and the surprise of the revelation itself.
Aside from those first two films, however, the quality of the Ghostface killers is mostly patchy, with the exception of the wonderfully wacky Jill Roberts (Emma Roberts). scream 4 (2011). But scream VIThe reveal of is the most disappointing for many reasons.
We learn that Detective Wayne Bailey (Dermot Mulroney), Quinn Bailey (Liana Liberato) and Ethan Landry (Jack Champion) are the new Ghostface killers – father, sister and brother of Richie Kirsch (Jack Quaid), one of the killers in Scream (2022).
Not only is each revelation completely mind-blowing, the fact that they all share the same motive means they cancel each other out. Their common motive is also something we’ve seen with scream 2by Debbie Loomis. Now it just feels like an afterthought.
The explanation for Richie’s obsession with the prick Franchising also makes very little sense (apparently his father Wayne “encouraged” his obsession, which just sounds so weird and unbelievable). And then there are the performances themselves.
With the exception of Quinn, the other two killers, Wayne and Ethan, are doing really well. In a way, it feels like Stu Macher has become the franchise’s “Joker” – which new Ghostface can top his weirdness and pull off the craziest performance?
Related: Every Ghostface Killer in the Scream movies ranked
4. Ghostface’s shrine makes ZERO sense
The idea of a Ghostface “shrine” has one ton appeal, and when it first appeared in the trailers it raised the possibility that there was a “cult” of Ghostface killers, which was one of many fan theories doing the rounds at the time.
We actually didn’t expect the “memorabilia” on display in this abandoned cinema to be authentic, but all the costumes and knives and clothes and photographs are real; Hundreds of proofs from all previous five Scream movies.
It turns out that Richie Kirsch, one of the two Ghostface killers in Scream (2022) and excited prick Fanatic, collected all these items over the years. His crooked cop (and Ghostface killer) father Wayne admits he helped him, but it still feels easy Away too far fetched.
But the worst thing about the shrine is the fact that scream 4 Survivor Kirby Reed (Hayden Panettiere), now an FBI agent and “expert” on all previous murders, knew Nothing about Richie’s family or the fact that he collected police evidence from three different districts!
Related: Each ‘Halloween’ movie ranked from worst to best
5. scream VIThe characters of are invincible
Perhaps you can forgive all the many mistakes in it scream VI, but there’s one that’s not so easy to miss. It’s usually the killers in these types of movies that seem unstoppable, though scream VI takes Plot Armor to a whole new level when it comes to its heroes.
This term applies to characters who are untouchable and can end up even surviving serious damage. Scream is no stranger, and if you look at how many stab wounds Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) alone has suffered over the years, you’d be surprised.
In scream VIDespite the fact that Mindy Meeks points out that no one is safe from the rules of a “franchise” (whatever that even means), every single main character in this film who ends up being brutally attacked is seemingly invincible.
Let’s start with Mindy herself being stabbed in the stomach twice while riding the New York subway – only a few seconds later she is joking. Gale Weathers gets a shard of glass in the stomach and of course survives. But worst of all, Mindy’s brother, Chad Meeks (Mason Gooding), is stabbed to death several times all over the body two Ghostfaces, in what could have been the most memorable death in the entire franchise. But later he makes out with Tara Carpenter (Jenna Ortega) while he’s being dragged into the back of an ambulance…
Related: Each ‘Child’s Play’ film is rated from worst to best
Look at the officer scream VI Trailers below:
Related: Ranking of the most iconic slasher movie villains
According to Wikipedia, here is the official synopsis for scream VI:
The film continues as survivors of the recent Ghostface murders, sisters Samantha and Tara Carpenter and twins Chad and Mindy Meeks, leave Woodsboro and begin a new chapter in their lives in New York City, only to be caught in a new series of murders to be plagued a new Ghostface killer.
scream VI Stars Jenna Ortega (Tara Carpenter), Melissa Barrera (Sam Carpenter), Jasmine Savoy Brown (Mindy Meeks), Mason Gooding (Chad Meeks), Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers), Hayden Panettiere (Kirby Reed), Roger L Jackson (the voice). ). Ghostface), Dermot Mulroney (Wayne Bailey), Henry Czerny (Christopher Stone), Tony Revolori (Jason Carvey), Jack Champion (Ethan Landry), Devyn Nekoda (Anika Kayoko), Liana Liberato (Quinn Bailey), Josh Segarra (Danny Brackett), Samara Weaving (Laura Crane) and Skeet Ulrich (Billy Loomis).
What do you think of scream VI? Let Inside the Magic know in the comments below!