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I Know What You Did... Box Set
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Sep 24, 2005 By: Quigles
I Know What You Did... Box Set order
Director:
Danny Cannon, Jim Gillespie

Actors:
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Freddie Prinze Jr.
Ryan Phillipe

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
During a fun night of partying, a group of teens accidentally hit and kill (or so they think) a stranger on the road. Not knowing what to do, they dump the body in the sea, and a year later, their secret comes back to haunt them.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Stupidity is an odd thing. It can come in many different forms. And sometimes, it can come in a form of something so completely stupid that its actually smart. I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (which I will call IKWYDLS for the remainder of the review, as to avoid typing cramps) is a perfect example of this. Its built up of such ridiculously stupid scenarios that, if you saw them individually, youd probably want to hurl. But by sticking and pasting them together, the final product ends up being a surprisingly clever addition to the infamous teen slasher flick genre. I guess the best way to describe it is self parody, or at least thats what I got out of it. Hell, they couldve been taking themselves seriously for all I know, and if thats the case, they failed miserably. I laughed the whole way through this film, and actually enjoyed it quite a bit. The acting was especially good, except of course for Freddie Prinze Jr., who just plain sucks in every sense of the word.

On the negative side of things, IKWYDLS has a lot of flaws. The most important of which is the final payoff at the end, which was such a let down that I wouldve cried had I really cared all that much. The psycho killer looks like a friggin pussy! Ugh. Lame. Ive also heard a lot of people comment on how cool and creepy the baddie is in this (you know, with his scary hook and terrifying fishing garb). Honestly people! Hes a fisherman! Ugh. Lame. The next big issue I had with the film was some of the murders. When it came time to take apart the side characters, the movie delivered the gory goods in spades, but when it was time for some of main players to get their due, it was hardly visible. Ugh. Laaaaaaame.

Now onto the lesser of two evils (or is it greater?), I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER. Heres some words/phrases that adequately describe this lackluster sequel: by the numbers, astonishingly stupid, mildly entertaining, lame characters, bland execution... Id continue, but that would be giving this movie way too much attention. Seriously, I dont feel like talking about this film in the least, and you shouldnt feel like reading about it. Basically, its a painfully stupid experience, and everything that was good about the first is ruined here. It is, however, entertaining regardless, especially with the brief presence of Jack Black (no matter how lame his character is). In the end though, youre left with this feeling thats so... blah. Yes, thats it. Its very blah. So there you have it, one amusing and fun horror flick, and a second not-so-fun-or-amusing horror flick.
THE EXTRAS
BIG NOTE: The DVD box set claims to include a Special Edition of the first film when really only the regular is edition included. These are the extras listed on the back of the DVD case (for first movie only): directors commentary, short film: Joyride (with optional commentary), making-of documentary, music video Hush by Kula Shaker, photo gallery, filmographies, and previews. Instead, we are given the basic treatment with only a commentary and the movies trailer. I checked online to see if anyone else had had this problem, and yes, it seems a lot of people are furious.

Because of the issue with the extras, I will only discuss the ones I was able to watch.

I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER:

Directors Commentary: Director Jim Gillespie and editor Steve Mirkovich are the speakers here, with Gillespie discussing all the different aspects of making his film, and Mirkovich bringing some structure to the precedings by asking Jim interesting questions.

The films Trailer is also included.

I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER:

Making of Featurette: A standard and brief making of. Skip it.

There is also a Music Video for How Do I Deal by Jennifer Love Hewitt, as well as Previews.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
I was planning on recommending fans to pick up this box set, but with the combined problem of the DVD extras for the first film, as well as the sequel sort of, well, sucking, I just cant. I suggest waiting until Sony fixes up their little DVD fiasco before even considering picking this up.
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