Since the last few episodes of scream showcased the horror, suspense and violence of the movies, I was expecting a blow-out epic of a finale filled with more murders, more horror and an epic unmasking... I didn't get that. The things I found disappointing with this year's finale was: the low main character body count, the overwhelming amount of clichés and copied scenes from scream 2, the unrealistic actions, and the crappy cliffhanger at the end. The low main character count: In the movies, most of the credited cast die, especially in Scream films, so I was expecting another death of the Lakewood 6, plus a few more. What we got was an unknown sheriff. We didn't even get to see the killer die (another cliché of the genre). In all fairness, the main main cast is likable, but characters like Maggie have outstayed their welcome in the series - hopefully she will be killed first if there even is a next season. Secondly, the amount of clichés: Clichés in a 2hr movie are quite forgivable, and are left unseen through the actual horror - however, boasting its originality being a TV show, scream really should have took a few risks and stepped away from the clichés and movie copies, for example: the car crash from scream 2; the 'is-it- the-killer-that-terrorised-the-town-ages-ago; the 'killer-is-in-the- projector-room' from scream 2; the 'stabbed-in-the-cinema-but- survived' from scream 2 and the ending where 'two people are claiming their innocence, but the final girl picks the wrong one' The only original moments, like the killer letting Emma and Audrey go wasn't even a big enough focus for the episode for it to become original and creative. Again, another thing the scream finale lacked was realism. There were a lot of scenes in this episode that certainly wouldn't of happened. Without digging into the fact there are weapons in a cinema, I'm going to focus on Emma's UNBELIEVABLE aim with the gun. Twice in this episode, Emma has had a very good chance of killing the killer, but when it came down to it, she couldn't hit the killer that was only mere metres away from her, with a loaded gun. That is even more unbelievable than the fact she had that many bullets in the gun, being fired by the cop, by Emma twice shooting over four each time, and Eli being shot 5 times in the chest - I didn't see her reload. What's with that? Finally, the cliffhanger at the end, to me, just seemed like a way of scream getting another season, which I hope they do not.
Anyway, overall this episode was unexpectedly tame and unrealistic. I am especially annoyed at the low body count, because that's the only reason I tune in to this 'slasher' show - for some slashing.
If they continue for another season, they need to step up there game.
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