Well, nothing like running a good thing into the ground. Scream 3 feels forced and passionless, like it was made strictly for the money...Performances are tired and Craven's direction isn't as assured this time around. Some sequences even hark back to his old ELM STREET movies, like he was tired of the Scream world altogether.Another masked killer is after Neve Campbell, who now has a home-based job. Another movie is being made on her life, from events based on Scream 2. Cotton Weary (Liev Schreiber), one of the most interesting chaacters to emerge from Scream 2, is killed in the opening.Things get tired from there, with the killer knocking off cast members of the new movie and Sidney getting involved again. The plot has Courteney Cox and David Arquette placed smack-dab in the middle of it all, and what's with Cox's distracting hairdo? This annoyed me to no end and made her look fifteen years older.There's some decent suspense, but since we don't care much about the characters this time around, none of it matters that much. The ending seems a little contrived and silly. The murderer comes way out of left field and it seems...unrealistic, even in the Scream world.Creator Kevin Williamson bowed out of this one, and I think it really shows. It feels like this one was made strictly for payday, not for the passion or the fans. The hipness ain't fun anymore, so let's hope there's no more Screams!