Fear Street has been making the news lately with the entire trilogy taking Netflix by storm. Since it came out, the Fear Street Trilogy has had a lot of people just go gaga over many aspects of the story. The story, told from the perspective of time travel and mystery, is quite a fresh one, although highly inspired. It would be wrong to call the film innovative and original in its premise, but it is still a really fresh one in the sense that it is a far cry from the fantasy we have become so used to seeing. Some might call it a rotation of genres, but we prefer calling it fresh. And the final chapter in the story of Fear Street, Fear Street Part 3 is one we are really excited to talk about today, mostly because it finally tells us what happens after Fear Street 2’s events.
Fear Street 3 has a lot of expectations riding on it. This is mainly because of the amazing response that the first two movies in the trilogy got. Both the movies were chock full of amazing content and pop culture references that highly appealed to the audiences. Added to that was the fact that both the movies achieved something quite different, and were unapologetically different. They built up the story to Fear Street Part 3 in a way that the third movie in the trilogy had to tie up all the loose ends that the first two movies left, while maintaining an identity of its own. And that, unfortunately, is Fear Street Part 3’s biggest downfall. It fails to establish its own different identity, and ends up being an extension of the first two films. Still, we are going to let that slide in favour of the story.
What’s Good About Fear Street Part 3
There are some things that we particularly liked about the movie. For starters, we felt that the movie had quite a solid start. The unison of the hand and the skeleton of Sarah Fier transporting Deena back to 1666 was a much needed moment in the franchise. It really allowed the viewers to experience the history of Shadyside, rather than viewing it being told through tales. And that was the touch we really loved. Because of the experience that it provided. Flashbacks and stories can only paint a picture about the history of the city, but seeing the characters interact with it in real time, when they didn’t even expect it, is something else. We also like the way that politics have been played out in the 1666 section of the movie. It really makes a lot of sense and gives perspective on the present.
Perhaps the most interesting part is how the actors have been casted into the movie. We are not going to give any major spoilers here, but you can be sure that you will see some familiar faces, and not in the way that you would expect. It’s quite the experience, and one we really enjoyed. Halfway through the movie though, the creators switch gears, and that is where the movie feels like two virtually independent movies. It totally changes the tone and pace of the movie. Not that that is a bad thing. But it needs to be mentioned. We see Deena returning to her body in 1994. And after that, it is pretty much the standard affair. Deena tries to set right all that is wrong, armed with the knowledge to do so. There is no real development after this point in the story.
It is just the tying of loose ends and provision of conclusion to an imperfect story past this point. And it is mainly characterized by glamorous sequences and big spectacles that the creators have decided to go for. It is less substantial and more show. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, but it certainly makes for a less interesting watch than the one we expected.
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Fear Street Part 3 1666: The Verdict
The verdict for this movie is going to be that if you have already watched the first two movies in the trilogy, watch it. Watch it because it really provides a conclusion to the entire story, and the first two movies make it more than worth it. But if you have not gotten into the franchise yet, our answer is still going to be yes. Because the first two movies are amazing. And while Fear Street Part 3 pales in comparison to the first two, it isn’t a bad movie, just an uninspired one. So do watch it, by all means.
Fear Street Part 3: 1666 is streaming on Netflix. You may watch it by clicking here.
The movie currently holds a rating of 6.7 out of 10 on IMDb, based on multiple user reviews. IMDb is our preferred platform for all movies and TV shows.
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