I'LL ALWAYS KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST...
Reviewed by: Andre Manseau
What's it about
Much like in a little film I reviewed called The Graveyard, some silly teenagers stage a phony serial killer attack, only to have their ridiculous plot wind up killing one of their friends. Of course, no one knows what they did that summer, and there isn't a fisherman who walks around wiping them out, one by one. Actually there is. A needless sequel ensues.
Is it good movie?
If you're going to take the time and money out of your studio to make a sequel, you should really ensure that it brings something new to the table , and by something, I mean just about anything. This is the reason why i'm really left scratching my head after watching this movie. Why does it exist? Why are horror fans everywhere going to have to watch it, thinking it might be what it most certainly is not?
Here's the problem with this movie. Its existence baffles me. It's not that its particularly awful, I just don't understand why Sony would want to put out a sequel that's so similar in almost every way to the first movie. If you watch the first I Know What You Did Last Summer, you'll notice that the two movies have a lot of parallels. If you enjoyed the first flick, you'll probably like this one, but I can't really see many people over the age of 14 who would really dig this flick.
The directing style is pretty good, I enjoyed Sylvan White's inventive shots, and the acting is absolutely, 100 percent mediocre at best. I was pleased to find some gore tucked into this one though, I'll Always Know may be the reddest flick of the series. Another positive thing worth mentioning is that Micheal Myers himself, Don Shanks, assumes the role of the Fisherman in this movie. Shanks is awesome, and brings a much-needed presence to this character, who this time around is apparantly some sort of Jason circa-part-7 zombie type monster, which makes no sense.
I'll Always Know is a mediocre slasher flick that shouldn't exist. If you dig the first two movies, you might want to check this out. Otherwise, why bother?
Video / Audio
We're treated to a nice, clear anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) transfer that is more than this one deserves.
A Dolby 5.1 track allows you to hear things clearly and sharply, well done.
For extras, we start with the world's blandest Audio Commentary from director Sylvain White. It's one of those 'i'm describing every shot I see' type of commentaries, and the guy just drones on and on, please avoid this, I suffered through it so you wouldn't have to.
We also get an EPK-style Making Of Featurette which runs about 25 minutes, and the way people talk about how hard they tried and their various efforts, you'd never know this was the end product theyd turn out. It's a lot of kissing up and stuff like that too and a lot of time spent goofing around. At least the crew had fun making the film, but that doesn't necessarily make this worth watching for a half an hour.
Finally, Sony Trailer time! Population 436, I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, When a Stranger Calls, Hollow Man II, Hostel, London, and Ultraviolet's trailers round out this disc.
So here's how I see it, if you couldn't figure it out from the clues I left laying around. I don't know why this movie exists. It doesn't break any new ground- it isn't bad enough to laugh at with your buddies, and isn't good enough to hold your attention either, its pure mediocrity and that will get you nowhere. I really hope this trilogy ends here, because not only do I not want to see another movie in this series, but what would they call it if they did make another?