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2) False opening with Kristen Bell and Anna Paquin completely omitted.
3) Trimmed dialogue between Jenny and Marnie referring to the omitted opening.
4) Added "A Final" to the Scream 4 title card.
5) Sidney's arrival to Woodsboro rescored with "Red Right Hand" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
6) Cut Robbie making fun of Charlie having a crush on Kirby.
7) Cut Trevor whispering "I'll show you" to Robbie before he scares him.
8) Almost all scenes with Sidney's publicist altered to make her a likable character.
9) Cut Jill's mom talking about her scars.
10) Killer busting out of Olivia's closet slightly restructured.
11) Cut Jill referring to Sidney as the "angel of death."
12) Cut Sidney firing her publicist in the hospital.
13) Cut scene in elevator with publicist talking to herself about being fired.
14) Cut officer Perkin's dialogue while being stabbed in the head as well as his "Fuck Bruce Willis" line uttered right before he dies.
15) Sidney walking toward the door with a knife moved to make the previous cut possible.
16) Cut Charlie's "so sexy" line toward Kirby.
17) Cut Robbie's "I'm gay, if it helps" line.
18) Cut Jill looking scared under her bed as it makes no sense.
19) Some dialogue cut from Kirby's death scene and scene is overall shortened.
20) Cut shot of Jill shooting Trevor in the dick.
21) Entire segment of Jill explaining her motive trimmed to eliminate poorly delivered, over the top dialogue.
22) Ending completely changed with all hospital scenes cut. Police arrive at Kirby's and Dewey finds their bodies. Cut to reporters talking about the murders and explaining Jill is a sole survivor. Movie ends with Jill being brought out of Kirby's house on a stretcher. The killer wins. Sidney dies. No more Scream movies.
23) "A Final Scream" title card added before closing credits.
24) Credits rescored with "Trouble in Woodsboro/Sidney's Lament" by Marco Beltrami and "Don't Fear the Reaper" by Gus, both from the original Scream soundtrack. Song changes made in order to be more fitting of the somber ending.
This was a nice short ride, I think most slasher films should stick to the 90-100 minute runtime before they outstay their welcome.
Scream 4 was for a me a film that sort of was a pleasant surprise when it came out, 3 wasn't great and it had been 11 years so maybe I was looking forward to it at the time, Stuff like Anthony Anderson's death bothered me even on the initial viewing because of how stupid it was. But stiuff like the ending was a slow burner, it was drawn out, it was convoluted. This edit fixes most of what was wrong with scream 4, but short of refilming there's no way around the killer's lame motive. I do prefer this ending over the actual one though.
What I would probably change is Anthony's death, I'd take it the extra 30 seconds or so,have the scene change as he's getting stabbed in the head. In the following scene it's already announced the cops were found dead inside their car so there's no reason for him to be out of the car. Maybe for version 2 if there is one.
Absolutely love that the song Red Right Hand has been added to this, it might be more synonymous with Peaky Blinders in these present times, but as far as films go, it will always be part of the Scream and Hellboy franchises to me.
Man this was a fun one! The editing was flawless, audio and all. No obvious cuts. As far as de-exaggerating the characters, Ryantology did a great job. No dumb lines, and everyone feels like an actual person. There were still a couple cheesy or purposely corny lines, but you NEED that in a Scream movie. Real people say unfunny things a lot.
Only 2 people I still have a problem with after the cuts: Alison Brie cause I think her acting is horrible in anything serious (plus her character didn't need to be written into the movie in the first place), and Anthony Anderson cause even with editing that death is too cartoony. To think that the first thing you'd do after being stabbed in the brain is reach directly for the door handle is fucking dumb. But cutting them both drastically (pun intended) was definitely helpful.
The narrative is the one thing I didn't 100% enjoy, but I'm having a hard time explaining why. It may be from the various cuts to all characteres throughout the movie, but I didn't ever feel like I was missing anything. It just never felt like I was following a main character. Courtney Cox almost felt like the focus for a lot of it. But mostly, it felt pretty evenly spread over all characters, even the supporting ones. The thing is, it's been so long since viewing the original that I don't remember if that's how it already was. This didn't make it much less enjoyable, but it felt like I wasn't really connected to any character.
The ending is 100% better. (Don't read the cutlist before watching)
(Tiny note: After the fake intro, one of the girls says something about watching the movie in a movie. But since one false intro was cut, they didn't see that. They'd have to be referring to themselves being in the movie for it to make sense. A tiny note, but it's right in the beginning, and it's the only line in the entire movie that I noticed not making sense.)