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    Updated on Apr 27, 2020. Posted on Apr 26, 2020

    YouTuber Shane Dawson Has Sparked A Debate About The "Scream" Movie Franchise

    *Scream 4 has entered the chat*

    First off, let me start by saying that the late Wes Craven is one of my heroes.

    Dimension Films/Everett Collection

    The iconic film director was one of the reasons why I studied film and became a screenwriter.

    However, I must admit Scream 3 is one of my least favorite films when it comes to his work.

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    TBH, Gale Weathers' micro-bangs are exactly how I feel about Scream 3:

    Dimension Films/Courtesy Everett Collection

    Yup. Even Courteney Cox hated those bangs, LOL.

    Compared to the genius material in Scream and Scream 2, the third installment — and the storyline of Sidney Prescott having a half brother who orchestrated all the killings — just did not hold up for me.


    The film's Rotten Tomatoes score proves I'm not alone.

    Apparently, though, there are people out there who loved Scream 3, like YouTuber Shane Dawson, who tweeted this on Saturday:

    My name is Shane and I’m a life long Scream fan... who also loves Scream 3. FIGHT ME.

    His confession sparked an intense debate about the franchise, with many either confessing that they enjoyed the film or agreeing with me that it was trash.

    @shanedawson Scream 3 is so underrated, I loved the whole movie studio scenario :)

    Some fans used the debate to remind viewers that Scream 3 had iconic moments...

    Scream 3 gave us the most iconic *69 moment in History. Sidney Prescott is THAT bitch. this one with Jamie Kennedy...

    Hate it or love it. (I loved it) This moment in Scream 3 was absolutely sad asf, and intensely great! Thank you,Jamie Kennedy.

    ...and this legendary cameo from the late, great Carrie Fisher:

    carrie fisher as bianca burnette / scream 3 (2000)

    Others said it was "the weakest" of the bunch, but still "enjoyable to watch":

    I wouldn't say the Scream 3 is bad or sucks, but compared to the others, I find it to be the weakest entry of the series, but it's still enjoyable to watch

    That's fair.

    Especially due to the memorable performance by actor Parker Posey, who played Jennifer Jolie:

    Scream 3 may not be the strongest film in the franchise but it gave us Jennifer Jolie for 1 full movie and who are we to disrespect it after that gift ?

    This person declared that killing Cotton Weary, played by Liev Schreiber, in the opening minutes of the film "was an unforgivable decision":

    "Scream 2" has its issues but it is infinitely better than "Scream 3"--although I do still enjoy that one too. Killing Cotton Weary in the opening minutes of the third installment was just an unforgivable decision.

    The discussion brought back lots of memories:

    Coming from someone who has watched the entire scream franchise over and over again scream 3 was terrible and just threw the whole franchise off 😔

    Including the horrific memory of Gale's bangs!!!!

    Why exactly is Scream 3 trending? that certainly wasn't the best one...especially with Gale's bangs

    #BlameGalesBangs, let's get that trending:

    I'm glad to see that closeted Scream 3 lovers are finally admitting that the film was enjoyable to them. Its arguably one of the most entertaining in the series and it has gotten a lot of shit....... i blame Gale's bangs #scream3

    This user said Scr**m 3 shall not be mentioned by name in their household:

    Scream 3? We don’t talk about her.

    Others got creative, ranking their favorite Scream movies from favorite to least favorite, and I have to laugh:

    Correct order of Scream movies: 1) Scream 2) Scream 2 3) Stab, the fake movie version of Scream in Scream 2 4) Scary Movie, the spoof 5) Scary Movie 2, the spoof sequel that has nothing to do with Scream 6) Scream 3

    I just wanna say Scream 4 deserves!!!

    Scream 3 was terrible. Even Scream 4 was better.

    In the end, one thing we can all agree on is that Wes Craven was one of the greatest directors of his lifetime:

    I did like how Wes Craven in Scream 3 went the whole life imitating art route, kind of similar to his previous work Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994). I miss that guy man, He was a genius.

    So, what's your favorite Scream movie? Tell me in the comments!

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