April 18, 2004
April 18, 2004
Apparently, The Creeper was unimpressed with the interview I did for the last movie – I was unable to schedule him for another one…
Upon the video store owner’s recommendation, we picked up Jeepers Creepers 2 last weekend. He said it was “better than the first one.” That not only suggested that he had seen it, but that he had seen the first one as well. So we decided to get it, especially since the owner’s other recommendation was Secondhand Lions. Blegh.
Actually, it was better than the first film. As per the rule of sequels – more action, more CGI, more explosions – this is without a doubt a sequel. It takes place a few days after the first film. The Creeper is still hungry…so he attacks a school bus full of racially divided Basketball players. Let me tell you – I’ve never been so happy to see someone in a horror film get killed as I was when that one little racist fuck got carried off to Creeper-Land.
There is one thing that I did not like about the film. The Creeper seemed much more human in the first film. He drove a truck, had a house – maybe he was trying to blend in, keep a low profile? In this one, he’s flying around everywhere – plus, we never even got to see him eat any of his victims. THAT WAS THE BEST PART OF THE FIRST FUCKING FILM!
I couldn’t help it – I kept thinking to myself throughout the whole film, “Get him Leland! Get him good!” Some actors are just doomed to be forever known as their Twin Peaks character, I guess. And yes, everytime I see David Duchnovy, I imagine him in a dress.
Not a bad film, not a great one – but hey, it’s not a remake and it’s not humorously reflective of the genre (a trend that is getting boring as shit these days) – so I’d definitely recommend it too.
Rating – R
Runtime – 104 minutes
Genre – Horror Sequel
Director(s) – Victor Salva
Writer(s) – Victor Salva
Actor(s) – Ray Wise, Jonathan Breck, Nicki Lynn Aycox, Eric Nenninger, Garikayi Mutambirwa
BOB Rating – Three BOBs
Favorite Quote – "Every 23rd spring, for 23 days it gets to eat." - Darry (Justin Long)