I liked the first Summer movie
and was looking forward to the sequel. But this dreck is a sorry excuse.
This one sets the slasher genre 50 years back and any sign of intelligence
the original showed is totally absent in the follow up. Where do I
begin??? Lets start with the killer himself. He still wears that
slicker…why? In the original it made sense, it took place in a fishing
town…with the slicker he blended in. In this one he stands out and
it’s far from being good cover. Can someone tell me how Willis can see
where he’s going with that hat sunk so far down that half his face is
covered? He must be psychic. Second of all the killer’s motivation. He
wants to kill Julie for what she did to him. That’s fine. But why
doesn’t he kill her when he gets the chance? He has no problem
dispatching of the side stock characters…but when it come to Julie he
always makes the wrong move. Best example: Julie is in a tanning booth, he
arrives…does he stab her? Choke her? No…he ties the booth shut and
turns up the heat so she can burn to death. And he doesn’t even stick
around to relish her demise, he leaves her there “James Bond” style.
Her friends save her…of course they frantically try to get the booth
open, not thinking that all they have to do is turn off the heat. And what
the hell is Julie doing in a tanning booth anyways, 4 frames earlier she
discovered a dead body and now she’s in a tanning booth with a walkman
on! Dumb broad.
The movie reeks of lazy slasher
tricks. It has fake scares, dumb dream sequences, a stupid “voodoo”
subplot, an unnecessary “false” ending and a who dunnit that takes you
aback but if you think hard about it, just isn’t credible.
The stock characters are beyond
paper thin. The worst being a white, pot smoking, Rasta man. I will admit
he pulled a few chuckles out of me but he’s still the dumbest
“victim” I ever saw..
The only saving grace this
movie offers are: 1- Jennifer Love Hewitt’s big breasts. This girl
always wears a top one size too small and only buttons one button on her
shirt. Hewitt likes showing off and we like looking. 2- Nice scenery, the
Bahamas always look good. 3-A few semi enjoyable stalk sequences
and….and….and that’s it!
least Freddy Prinze Jr. took acting lessons since the last Summer
flick….Let's hook this one to the ground..