(78) If Scream was tongue-in-cheek, Scream 2 might be trying a bit too hard. Still – as the film acknowledges – sequels are often inferior to the first, and Scream 2 takes a good “stab” at recapturing the original’s referential charm. This go ‘round, Craven brings together an all-star cast that makes the celebrity ensemble of Scream look like relative unknowns. The performances here are hammier than ever, but one gets a sense that the players are in on the joke.
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