Scream 2 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   Is a sequel better than the original? That is question I asked myself before seeing this movie, and is asked in the movie itself. I think not, although I have had this debate with many people over the years.

So, going to this movie I had an obvious bias, but it proved to be almost as good as the first, but by no means better. When are Hollywood producers going to learn you can't make a sequel better than the original? But that doesn't stop them. This movie is entertaining and, at some points, scary.

The plot is a lot like the original. Some freaked-out psycho is killing teenagers, but this time at a college rather than a high school. Neve Cambell repeats her role as Sydney, the tough and bright heroine. She is a great heroine, because she doesn't scream and run away like some females in the classic horror movies. She stays and fights, and has a mind of her own. Courtney Cox returns as Gail Weathers, and, no, she hasn't changed: she is still just as cold and greedy as in the original, but plays the role well.

What I really like about this movie is that they make fun of the original. In the beginning you find out that a movie has been made of the murders at Woodsbro. It is called "Stab," and Tori Spelling plays Sydney, like Sydney predicted in the first movie. I thought the clip from "Stab" was hilarious. Besides this, the movie seems slow in some parts and I don't like the ending. (Don't worry, I won't tell you who the killer is).

So, the answer to the question I posed is no, you can't make a sequel that is better than the original, but this one came close. .

This movie is rated R. All those under 17 must be accompanied

by an adult.


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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