Last night we watched "Scream 4", and let's face it, if you've seen one of the previous "Scream" movies, you've seen "Scream 4". There's nothing new here. The only reason to watch "Scream 4" is to find out who Ghostface is in this one and why he's killing this time.
We won't reveal Ghostface's identity, but we will tell you that the motive has something to do with wanting fame without having to earn it, ala "American Idol", oh, and filming it for the whole world to see, ala reality t.v. and Facebook. Isn't that clever? Not really.
What was interesting for us in watching "Scream 4" was in how it made us notice how fast the years go by. It just seems like yesterday that we were sitting in the movie theater watching the first "Scream", but that was fifteen years ago, and the actors who were so young then, Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courtney Cox are now in their 40's and are referenced in "Scream 4" as the "older generation". Even Adam Brody, who not that long ago was one of the "new generation" of young actors on "The O.C.", is now one of the older, more established adults in "Scream 4". But age be damned, because is it just us, or is David Arquette oddly, seriously sexy?
Oh, and one more thing. To Sidney Prescott: If Ghostface has tried to kill you on and off again for fifteen years, coming after you time and time again with a big, shiny hunting knife, when, oh when, for god's sakes are you going to buy yourself a gun? Remember that scene in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" when Harrison Ford is menaced by a guy with big sword, and Ford simply pulls out a gun and plugs him? Try that just once, we're begging you.