In this project I attempt to review the entire Scream trilogy scene by scene in chronological order. Heavy spoilers and gore throughout!
Length: 2mins 47secs
Primary Characters: Sidney Prescott and Billy Loomis
Pop Culture References:
- The Silence of the Lambs (Billy compares Sidney's life to this film)
- Meg Ryan (Sidney wishes her life was more like "a Meg Ryan movie")
I'm going to be perfectly honest with you and say that I always skip this scene. Much like scene two, I think this bit is all just a bit wishy washy and slows down the picture. I get why it's there, I definitely think it needs to be in there, but once you've seen this movie as many times as I have it all gets a bit useless. Plus, I actually think it's one of the few scenes in the first two movies where the writing is on the nose.
Like this bit where Billy compares Sidney's life to the bit in Silence of the Lambs where Clarice flashbacks to her childhood. I think it just goes a little bit too overboard with the references. Nobody would bring up that at a time like this, especially someone such as Billy who is clearly trying to seduce her so that he finally gets to bed her before murdering her later in the night.
"But this is life, this isn't a movie."
For someone who seems to look at a life in a very real way, Sidney sure does sound like a movie character. All this talk about "wallowing in Post Traumatic Stress" and being "nearly filleted". Do you think she realises?
"Why can't I be a Meg Ryan movie ..."
"... or even a good porno?"
You know Billy was all like "say WHAAAAT?!"
Meanwhile, when she says she wants her life to be like a Meg Ryan movie, I take it she means something like Sleepeless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally or French Kiss and not When a Man Loves a Woman or Courage Under Fire. Or IQ. *shudder* IQ? *shudder*
Ew. Straight people getting all sexxed up in a Scream movie is just wrong! It should be repressed homosexuality or nothing at all!