Even with its flaws, Pânico VI maintains the franchise’s standard of quality
The first horror film in the franchise Panic was released in 1996, almost three decades ago. One of the mainstays 27 years after its original debut is to be expected privileges from slasher was full. But that is definitely not the case. contrary to all expectations, in fact, the saga is fueled by the very violation of conventions, Scream continues to self-consciously and unapologetically reinvent itself. Panic VI: is the proof of that.
Without much pretensions to reinvention slasher (as the franchise has already done this in previous years), the new addition to the saga is extremely current with postmodern horror trends, delivering a delicious satire of what the public has been consuming in the genre.
Modernity and nostalgia come together Panic VI:
While the script matches the new moves with horror, the gore is ramped up in this chapter to the nth power, with realistic deaths and multi-dimensional characters, there’s also a sense of nostalgia in the air.
Starting with the most obvious. Friday the 13th: Episode 8 – Jason strikes in New York it was a great reference for the story. The tribute reaches its peak with the already famous subway sequence where our beloved ghost face stalks his victims inside the wagon. Here’s the scene for those who want to review (or remember):
There are also plenty of nods to the franchise itself in the production, looking to reinterpret some of the art’s most famous moments. privilege. It just goes to show that the filmmakers are behind it Panic VI: are not interested in abandoning the metalinguistic style that made the saga so popular (and beloved). Positive point!
And beyond the easygoing fun of chapter six, there’s a concern to highlight the dramas that affect the main core of the characters. Sam (Melissa Barrera) must deal with social media harassment and the trauma of the Westboro massacre.
His sister, Tara (Jenna Ortega), trying to get rid of a traumatic past while dealing with repressed feelings. All this deepening of emotional issues makes us feel an almost inherent sympathy for the main characters, something essential to heighten the tension at the crucial moments of the work.
The weak finish makes the experience bittersweet
One of the script’s few (but huge) flaws is its output; For two hours, the story leads to a series of events that seem to end in a. grand finale. But, unfortunately, the conclusion does not justify the expectations created during the entire experience. This is frustrating because Panic is a franchise known for cleverly tying all of its narrative dots together. Here we have answers that, while not bordering on the obvious, make the serious mistake of questioning the intellectual capacity of the audience.
That said. Scream 6: it remains pure good quality entertainment. Even if some of the decisions are questionable, the public can expect heavy doses of acid humor, nostalgia, great characters and what is (perhaps) Courteney Cox’s (Gail Waiters) best turn in the franchise. And let the seventh movie come.
Panic VI: is already showing in cinemas in Brazil. Watch the trailer.