Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Joy Ride 2 Dead Ahead|
Actors: Nicki Aycox, Nick Zano, Laura Jordan, Kyle Schmid, Mark Gibbon
Director: Louis Morneau
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
When four friends embark on a road trip to Vegas looking for fun and a few cheap thrills, they have no idea that they're about to fall into a blood-drenched charnel house of tension, torture, and the darkest depths of pure... more »
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Not as good as the first but still decent
E. Barrios | N.Y.C. | 09/27/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Joy Ride 2 lacks the tension and fright found in the first movie but it still manages to entertain unlike so many horror movies that go direct to DVD.
Rusty Nails, the trucker who happens to be a serial killer, continues with the carnage when he discovers that two couples broke into his home and stole his vintage sports car, after their car broke down. Rusty doesn't take too kindly to folks stealing his property. He quickly teaches them a lesson in manners that they'll soon take to their graves.
In this movie, you get to see some profile shots of Rusty's face. Surprisingly, he isn't the fat trucker I thought he was. He has more of a Triple-H, a la wrestler, build and facial appearance. At least that's what I saw, but you may think otherwise.
I thought the killings and torture scenes were effective but not original. After all, there's only so many ways you can maim or murder somebody and in horror, it's pretty much been done.
It's a good sequel that tries to remain faithful to the Rusty mystique and pulls it off for the most part. In the end, I enjoyed it and I think you will, too."
HANGING BY A RUSTY NAIL
Robert F. Powers | Quincy, Ma USA | 10/20/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The thrills and adrenaline-pumping excitement in the original Joy Ride begins when two brothers play a cruel prank on a seemingly love-lorn trucker named Rusty Nail. The rest of the movie is a roller coaster ride with a slam bang finale and a twisty ending.
The new movie Joy Ride 2 centers on two couples heading for Las Vegas. One of the guys suggest they use a back road because it's shorter(damn the old "let's use the back road" cliche) Naturally their car breaks down and they start walking and remember- they are on a deserted back road. They eventually come across a seemingly deserted house and shed. They break into the house find nothing useful then inspect the shed where they find a wall loaded with nasty looking implements and do find a lovingly restored sports car which they reason they will "borrow" until they find a rental in the next town and return the sports car. One of the girls leaves contact information for the owners if they return(stupid, stupid girl) Of course this is a horror movie and the owner turns out to be--yes you guessed right--it's Rusty Nail.
The balance of the movie is sadism, mutilation and some rather gruesome death scenes. One poor soul has his entire jawbone ripped from his face(not shown) but you do get to see the jawbone -teeth and all. The metal rod through the top of the head through the chin is gross(but i saw a similar scene in a 1980's horror flick-The Prowler) The movie has a lot of tense moments but unlike the first movie the tense scenes are sadistic and bloody while the first movie the thrills and tense moments were more from chase scenes with the maniacal Rusty and his truck. The movie is worth a watch but it will make you squirm.
One piece of advice...Never give Rusty Nail the finger unless you are not fond of five digits on each hand."
The reason I liked this movie
David W. Francis | Southaven, MS | 07/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm giving this movie 4 stars. The torture scenes were well done. I liked the idea of the victims deciding each others fate. While not all kills were original, it kept in line with Rusty's menacing acts. Which was a good thing to see remain from the original.
The plot is decent enough to make you wonder, and in usual fashion you have the people you want to see survive, and then end up toast. How does it all work out? Watch and find out. I was pleasantly pleased with this one because Rusty is actually in pretty good shape for a trucker, but not so over the top that it is unrealistic.
Also Rusty toys with his victims. It wasn't that he was making them promises he was just toying with them before "the final nail" was placed. I won't spoil anything like some of the other reviewers do because I let other people judge for themselves when it comes to sequels. Especially direct to DVD ones.
It's worth a look. Especially for the end and keeping with tradition. In the original you never get a look at Rusty. The movie leads you on to believe that you do, but at the end it completely fools you."
I enjoyed part 1, but this is one of the worst movies in the
Negative Comments | Columbus, OH | 12/03/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"It's been almost a year since I wrote my last movie review. I just sort of lost the motivation. It would take a movie so bad that I would have no choice but to castigate all involved in said film, and it's Joy Ride 2 that has this dubious honor.
Story: Four idiots break down on the road, they break into a house, steal a car, after which the psychotic owner kidnaps one of them, and the rest of the movie is based on them trying to recover their friend.
Although I've seen plenty of bad movies in the past year, I'm not sure if any one of those had the combination of being this flagrantly bad in terms of BOTH acting and writing. Usually it's a combination of both, where one aspect might be pretty bad, while the other only makes you want to kill yourself just a little bit. This pile of trash is literally at the lowest end of the scale for both acting and writing, and here are some reasons:
**As a bad writing example, the fact that the main girl left her number for the owner after they stole the car. If anything, she should've left a note saying they'd return the car as soon as they could, and apologize. Since this is basically the catalyst to jumpstart the movie, I'll let this pass.
**Bad acting by the main girl after she runs into the parking lot after learning her boyfriend is kidnapped. In general, her dialogue and emotion didn't fit- at times where she should've been panicked and desperate, she comes across sounding angry, wrong choice. By the way, when her cell phone rang in this scene, why did she answer "Bobby are you OK?" as if there were any chance that it would even BE Bobby on the other line? She just got done talking to the kidnapper, why is she assuming it's her boyfriend that would be calling?
**I don't see how that emo dude should've so confidently talked trash about truckers in a diner FULL OF THEM. Also, I thought it was unrealistic how the two girlfriends were sort of going along with the emo dude's insults about the truckers, just smiling. It came across like they genuinely though it was funny, most girls would've told him to shut up and get his act together.
**In that strip tease scene, when she approached the truck assuming that Rusty Nails was behind the wheel, when the decoy shows his face, her reaction is just..all wrong. Yes, WE as the audience are taken by surprise that it's not the actual kidnapper and instead it's some hillbilly retard, but HOW DOES SHE KNOW?? Why did she immediately come to the conclusion that they'd been tricked and he wasn't the actual kidnapper? And the way she screamed "Bobby" was worse than Darth Vader's "noooooo."
**The scene I hated most was when the emo dude was chosen to dress up in a wig and dress, and the way the main girl went into movie cliché 'badass' mode to convince him to do so. After he refuses, she puts a scalpel to his neck and calmly tells him what he needs to do. Any other emotion would've been fine, she could've acted hysterical by screaming at him to please do what the kidnapper says, cry, panic, act desperate, but for her to calmly and confidently tell him in the stereotypical low voice that he's GOING to do this, made me want to kill her myself.
**When the emo dude gets captured, and the two girls are watching, who's holding who back? WTF were they doing? Girl #1 acts like she wants to go run to him, only to be held back by Girl #2, but then Girl #2 is now trying to run towards him, only to be held back by the Girl #1. Who's holding who back? WTF was this?? I can only imagine what the director must've told them to do in this scene ("yeah, just act panicked and stuff, that's all I've got.")
**After the main girl's sister got killed in the collision, she had NO EMOTION. Ridiculous.
**When they had the two captured guys in Rusty's shed, how coincidental was it for the emo's favorite game to be craps, since Rusty's wall was covered with the consequences for each dice roll outcome. So what if he would've said his favorite game was Monopoly or something?
**Again, not something I can criticize too much since every movie is guilty of it, but when the main girl knocks out Rusty with the shovel, of course she doesn't make sure he's out cold or dead, she just throws her shovel away.
**Along with death and taxes, here's something else that's guaranteed; I can guarantee that during the scene where Rusty was on top of the truck, anyone watching that scene was thinking the same thing: "Hit the breaks!"
**In this same scene, it was nighttime when he was on top of the truck, then early daytime when he was inside. OK, so she must've drove throughout the night right? Well how the HELL did her boyfriend show up seconds later after she jumped out of the careening vehicle? That's gotta be miles that he would've hobbled on one leg, OVERNIGHT. Nevermind the fact that he appeared seemingly within seconds.
**I'm gonna give this movie the benefit of the doubt and assume that the ridiculous ending line where the boyfriend asked "is it over," as she looks heroically over the cliff and kicks the wallet and says "it is now," was tongue in cheek. I really, REALLY hope this was meant to be campy and not a serious scene.
**It's ridiculous that they made this trucker into an omnipotent supernatural demigod, being able to see your every move, come in and out of cars without being seen, and able to survive crashing in an exploding semi going over a cliff.
My god, that main girl is one of the worst actresses I've ever seen, and that's saying a lot."