Inspector Gadget | On the trail of Doctor Claw | 07/29/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I can't believe a sequel was made. It's not like IKWYDLS was original or that anyone ASKED for a sequel. The idea of sequels isn't a bad idea. If the sequel improves on the original or develops the characters more it is a very good idea. But ISKWYDLS was ONLY made to make money from the naive audiences who saw the first. Well we were very much robbed. This film is worse than the first. Nothing surprising happens. It is a VERY badly written film, I kid you not. This is not the films worst quality. The acting, photography, lighting, direction, music and editing are terrible. Even the title is too long and stupid. I STILL KNOW would have been a much better title.Like many of it's predecessors, in the late 90s and early 80s, we have close-ups of the actors who are suddenly surprised by their friends from behind while being suspicious that someone is at that moment watching them. While this happens a burst of very, very loud music tries to enhance the "effect" of the "scare". The other cliché it doesn't bother to not use is the one where we think that "The killer" is watching them from a closet or something and then we realise it's just cat or banging window in the wind. THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN (during a moment of false security) THE KILLER APPEARS OUT OF NOWHERE. Puh-lease. Give us a little credit.The DVD is in Dolby 5.1 and is anamorphically enhanced at 2.35:1."
Cop Out, Cop Out!
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 07/04/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Why do some directors and writers of horror movies think it's fair to completely annoy their audiences with these ambiguous endings, so that even though you may have enjoyed the movie, you hate the resolution! It's such a cop out. It's like they're telling you, the third in the series is coming out. Unfortunately, this particular series should probably stop. I liked the first movie a lot; it was suspenseful, imaginative, and pretty scary. The acting was generally better too. This time around, the acting and script are pretty irritating. First of all, anyone who knows their geography will get a big clue early in the film. Secondly, Freddie Prinze's character is such a jerk in the beginning, you can't believe his sudden transformation. Third, I figured out the villain very early in the film, so there was little suspense. The acting overall is lame; Jennifer Love Hewitt has decided to join Neve Campbell in the "I'm only doing this for the money, and I'm really wasting my time in this silly horror movie." She does look a lot like Kate Jackson in this one, though. Freddie Prinze is absolutely awful, completely unconvincing, and a pretty shoddy hero, to boot. The guy who plays Titus is an offensive, stereotypical insult to intelligent viewers, providing none of the comic relief the director obviously wanted. Jeffrey Combs, who was so good in the "Reanimator" movies looks as bored as Miss Hewitt, and does nothing to pad his resume. Three actors do manage to rise above their material: Jennifer Esposito as Nancy, the barmaid is very good; Brandy is surprisingly effective as Julie's best friend, although her character does become annoying and stupid; and Matthew Settle as the good-natured Bill is very effective. I still think Gorton's should sue for using their fisherman image, but it is a horror movie. That's what so sad. It could have been a lot better, but it's too predictable and a little too gory, as well. When all is said and done, "Halloween" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (the first in the series) are still the benchmarks for modern horror movies!"
He hasn't forgotton by Sam
Inspector Gadget | 05/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After last Summer Julie James finally gets to settle down her life a little. Well..... sort of. The truth, she thought had finally faded away. The fisherman was gone, and her and Ray are living together.....WRONG!!!! The truth hasn't faded away yet, her and Ray may be living together but the fisherman is always planning his next move. While at college Julie wins a surprise trip to the Bahamas from her favorite radio station. While she is excited she wants to bring Ray but she can't get a hold of him. So she brings along Will, a boy who's been crushing on her...or has he? When they are sent to the Island, they are sent during hurricane season and to a hotel with no guests...coincidence? Doubt it. Once they are there they pay a visit to the bar for some four-man karaoke. Then it happens.....Julie looks at the karaoke monitor and sees it.....I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER. Someone knows, and hasn't forgotten..... After the message she breaks the truth to her best friend Karla. When Karla finds out, first the dock man goes, then one of the locals, then the hotel manager...then Tye. As Julie's so-called vacation turns into a frantic battle of life and death, the truth is revealed.... A traitor walks among them. In I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Julie finally learns not to run from her mistakes. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer reveals secrets that will make your spine crawl and show you what happens to people who run from fate."
Coastal Kayaker | San Mateo, CA | 11/13/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This movie just didn't compare to the first, which remains one of my favorite suspense films.
While "I Know What You Did Last Summer" was creative and innovative, "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer" just rehashes tried and trite horror movie concepts. (Namely, small group of people isolated in a remote location with no way of escape gradually gets killed off.)"