Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Mad Scientist Is Always Laughing

I found the trailer depressing. The "kids" talked about psycho-slashers filming their work, but Mickey filmed stuff back in Scream 2. One kid was walking around with a headcam on, but the kids were wearing headcams in Halloween: Resurrection. The trailer made me think of the Wes Craven from "Cursed" rather than from "Scream."

Posted by: Mark | November 8, 2010 1:11 AM

Well noticed. It does feel like a lot of the other films from that trailer, which is maybe something they were going for to win audiences back. It certainly doesn't feel like a completely new take on the story.

Posted by: Richard Brunton | November 8, 2010 8:33 AM

Comments at Filmstalker

My Soul to Take has been universally panned by critics. On Rotten Tomatoes it currently has 9% approval based on 42 reviews, with an average score of 2.9/10 and a consensus of "Dull, joyless, and formulaic, My Soul to Take suggests writer/director Wes Craven ended his five-year filmmaking hiatus too soon." The 3D conversion was also received negatively.

The film opened at #4 on its opening Friday, but ultimately placed at #5 for the weekend with $6,842,220 behind The Social Network, Life as We Know It, Secretariat, and the previous 3D screen holder Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, in its third weekend. It has placed the record for the lowest opening of a 3D film released at over 1500 venues, claiming the record from Alpha and Omega.

“There was a scene that we actually cut out, in between the scene with David and Courteney at the car, after the scene with Patrick Warburton when Dewey leaves him up at the house, where they talk about how if you’re in Hollywood your creations turn on you.”

Patrick Lussier, Film Editor
“Scream 3” commentary track

Is Hollywood seductive because of fame,
or do people want to create a creature
that will turn on them? Is that bug a feature?
When the monster turns on you it gets the blame.

This is how you win the mad scientist game —
You bring it to life, play parent, friend, teacher
and it loves you, listens to you the preacher,
but transcends, sees through you, kills you without shame.

That’s why the mad scientist is always
laughing hysterically when the dam breaks
and the hero runs off with some actress.

As his monster chokes him into a daze
and the flood comes, the scientist forsakes
these scenes. He creates a way out of this.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

“Scream 4”


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