I watched Scream 3 again just to familiarize myself with that film. First time I've seen it since opening night eleven long years ago.
It has all the trappings of a Scream film, Wes' direction is excellent, the film is paced well, and the music is well done. But it just doesn't work for me, none of the characters, apart from the ones returning from Scream 2, do anything at all for me. None of them are developed at all, no personality, they are just there to be killed off. The first two films may have been the same way, but at least you didn't feel like you were meeting a character just so they could die by the requirements of the plot.