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Jeepers Creepers 2

A movie directed by Victor Salva

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Jeepers Creepers II, my question is, why?

  • Feb 2, 2004
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My first reaction is why bother? I think we were freaked out and grossed out enough the first go around. Why become redundant? Obviously it is for money only because this was the same gig on a different page. What makes it even more insulting is the inference that this is in the same time frame or week or whatever as the original film.

For one thing, I thought it was nigh on to the end of the feeding time for the Creeper at the end of the first film. Did he magically get more days since 2001 or were we supposed to forget it was limited to 23 days per feeding?

Secondly, there are too many people involved to have an attachment form with any of them. Half way through the movie I had lost track of who was who and didn’t care if they offed another hunky young stud or pouty young cheerleader. Take ‘em all, I say, and be done with it.

From the beginning of the movie when farmer Wise sees his young son taken away you think this will be the ones that you invest your sympathy in and the ones that you will track through the movie. It turns into some low budget take off of Children of the Corn and you just shuck the whole idea of sympathy right away. Then take this busload of, one would think in this day and age, monster savvy young people. Why get off the bus, why travel the fields and roads alone, why act even the remotest surprised when you all start getting killed off?

The light tiptoeing through racial issues and homosexual issues was well done without the usual bashing. Kudos on that although, again, why bring it up and what point did it serve in the movie overall?

The main issue is never discussed. Who is this Creeper and where did he come from? What is the Creeper all about? Overall you get nothing new from this sequel as is the usual case in sequel world. Generally it is nothing more than trying to cash in on the shock and name from the first release as you found in the Halloween series, Friday 13th series and Freddy series. Nothing equals the first, the initial shock. That is true here as well. Nothing equals that WHAM the first time the Creeper struck.

Shots of the Creeper in this go around weren’t as detailed as the first one. The outlying area is dark and gloomy therefore most shots are overlaid with shadows. The Creeper seems more active and fluid in this release, a lot of acrobatics and flying, but no good nasty facial shots. I do like those nasty facial shots.

A disappointing watch and I hope the end of this boring series. Unless they are gonna give us more meat in the next sequel, I won’t watch it.

Jonathan Breck played The Creeper although I’m sure not even his mother would recognize him. The movie was written and directed by Victor Salva. Give it a rest Victor or give us some details.

Thanks,
Susi



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review by . July 28, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
* out of ****     I figured that, since the original didn't suck, the sequel, by the same director, shouldn't be much worse. I was very, very wrong in the case of "Jeepers Creepers 2", which takes everything I liked about the first film and flushes it down the toilet; and takes everything that I despised, and obnoxiously throws it in my face.    The film is not scary. It isn't creepy. It's not even fun. These are three of the many things I anticipate in each …
review by . August 28, 2003
Pros: Premise is better than the previous film.     Cons: Weak story and nothing new.     The Bottom Line: Nothing worth seeing here, I would suggest waiting for the video.     A bus of teens returning from a championship game is about to make a deadly and unexpected stop in “Jeepers Creepers 2”. The film takes places days after the events in the last film, and details the demonic title character as he enters the final day of his …
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The prehistoric winged slime ball known as the Creeper is back for seconds in JEEPERS CREEPERS II, on an all-you-can-eat binge before hibernating for another 23 years. His first victim is local farm boy Billy Taggert (Shaun Fleming), whose shocked father Jack (wild-eyed Ray Wise) watches, uncomprehending, as his son disappears amidst violently rustling corn husks. The monomaniacal Taggert scours the surrounding area for clues, but the Creeper (Jonathan Breck) has moved onto its next target: a school bus full of basketball players. As jocks Jake Spencer (John Hammond) and Scott Braddock (Eric Nenninger) torment gay high school journalist Izzy Bohen (Travis Schiffner) and clairvoyant cheerleader Minxie Hayes (Nicki Lynn Aycox), the Creeper watches. When the bus breaks down on East 9 Highway, the Creeper pounces, employing supernatural olfactory powers to sniff out the morsels that suit his rather finicky tastes. Token nerd Bucky (Billy Aaron Brown) gets a radio signal over to Taggert, the bereaving dad who...
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