Sunday, March 13, 2011

Scream to Scream, Scene by Scene: SCENE 12 of Scream 2 (0:37:47-0:40:31)

In this project I attempt to review the entire Scream trilogy scene by scene in chronological order. Heavy spoilers and gore throughout!

SCENE 12 of Scream 2
Length: 2min 44secs
Primary Characters: Sidney Prescott, Ghostface, Derek and Dewey Riley
Pop Culture References:
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Going back to the idea of Scream 2 following in the near exact blueprint of Scream - scene for scene, as it were - this is, quite obviously, the sister of the moment in Scream where Sidney gets attacked in her home. Up to and including the suspicious, if convenient, boyfriend and last minute arrival of Dewey.

I get Sidney's curiosity about who's behind the new killings and why they're doing it, but gurrrl, what you doing pickin' up that phone? Get the fuck outta there!

Okay, now this part annoys me. Derek is standing outside - ya know, keeping Sidney safe? - and turns around to ask "you about ready?" And instead of waiting for an answer he just turns back around and walks down the steps. Ignoring the fact that Sidney wasn't only going inside to get her jacket, which he could clearly see she was now wearing. AAAGH!

"Hello Sidney. Remember me?"

See, now the trailer for Scream 2 features Ghostface saying "it's time, girlfriend", but that appears to have been changed to "it's showtime." I prefer it the other way since it does link into Derek as a suspect and Billy from the first film. However, watching the trailer just now (below) you can tell that the voice of Ghostface that appears at the start has been rerecorded specifically. The line "don't you know history repeats itself" is said entirely differently by Mickey during the big climax.


Derek: The Great Protector!

I had literally never noticed - which is surprising since I've seen this film so many times - that there's still Cici's blood on the knife. I always thought this was Mrs Loomis attacking Sidney since she only seems to care about getting even with the original Woodsboro clan and we saw Mickey running towards the Omega Beta Zeta house alongside Hallie... so, I guess they're using the same knife? Or Mickey scampered away during the stampede? Hmmm.

Ghostface stabs the front door, breaks a vase, knocks over a chair and tips over several lamps. It's like how they make all the suspect characters where similar black boots, ya know? Except they must make all suspects wearing clothes have cover the majority of their body since the killer must obviously have bruises and scratches all over. Must. Yeah, okay, probably not.

I almost expect Derek to stupidly drop his mobile phone at this moment. I know that Derek ended up not being the killer like originally planned, so I'm glad there's not a lot of stuff that points to him like there is with Billy in the original.

Oh hai Dewey!

The expression of his face here is quite humourous, no? Was Dewey ever legitimately suspected as the killer here? I don't think so. Sure, he could have faked the limp, but... although, yet again, someone trying to protect Sidney ends up deserting her and leaving her by herself to be attacked. We'll discuss this more when it comes to Scream 3, but isn't that just silly?

Silly men. No wonder they each end up maimed. Silliest of all is when Dewey yells out "Sidney, he's in here!" What's she supposed to do with that information? And it's not like Ghostface isn't known to be sneaky and, like ya know, disappear and appear somewhere else with no regard to space or time logic.

!!! I love these two, don't you?

I love that if you look at the wound the blood is just flowing out of it! lulzomg, right? Juicy.

I like to imagine Sidney is saying to herself "Oh crap."

Intro, Scene 1 Scene 2, Scene 3, Scene 4, Scene 5, Scene 6, Scene 7, Scene 8, Scene 9, Scene 10, Scene 11, Scene 12, Scene 13, Scene 14, Scene 15, Scene 16, Scene 17, Scene 18, Scene 19, Scene 20, Scene 21, Scene 22, Scene 23, Scene 24, Scene 25, Scene 26, Scene 27, Scene 28, Scene 29, Scene 30, Scene 31 Scene 32, Scene 33, End Credits

Scream 2
Scene 1, Scene 2, Scene 3, Scene 4, Scene 5, Scene 6, Scene 7, Scene 8, Scene 9, Scene 10, Scene 11

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

great pic of sidney screaming!