|DIMENSION FILMS-THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY, PHIL BRAY |
Neve Campbell is shown in a scene from "Scream 4."
"New decade, new rules."
Or at least that's what "Scream 4" director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson would have us believe.
Eleven years have passed since the disappointing "Scream 3" seemingly put an end to the franchise, but despite a new, young cast of corpses-in-waiting mingling with the returning characters, it's basically back to the same old, same old. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing in this age of endless "Saw" sequels.
With a movie franchise within the movie, based on the original movie (there's even a movie within the movie within the movie at one point), the meta commentary is back in full force—Craven does well to avoid drowning in it in the early scenes.