5.0 out of 5 stars great sequal
I hope they keep making theses if they keep them this interesting and cool. I loved this movie, you never know who will be next and the Creeper is as creepy as ever, and all the pop out of nowhere scares are great. Although not as gory as the first, the Creepers "bird plucking a worm" of the ground approach is equally as great. If you want an action packed,...
Published on April 27 2004 by Deimos
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2.0 out of 5 stars Jeepers Creepers 2... Not much going on here...
Basically two things happen. There's kids on a bus and they keep trying to kill the Creeper but he won't stay dead. I was waiting for something more to happen but that's pretty much the story... The acting was decent and the movie looked good... The special effects on the Creeper were well done. It just lacked in plot enough that I couldn't get into it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Eh! What Can You Expect From The First - Another Flop!,
This review is from: Jeepers Creepers 2 (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)Eh this movie was fair i guess. Nothing worth watching a 2nd time I hated the first one with a passion so I wasnt really going into this one with a real positive outlook, sometimes movies suprise you like this. But again this one wsnt very good either but definatley better then the first one, that was nothing but a laugh fest. Sorry but watching stupid kids die a pretty painful death is usually pretty amusing to me. I think they could have made the "Creeper" a lil more scarier to look at. He totally lacked a scary look..
but anyway Some people liked it i guess, i just guess im not one of the Creeper fans..
3.0 out of 5 stars Scarier than the first,
This review is from: Jeepers Creepers 2 (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)My roommate and I laughed through the first one. The sequel is scarier. You see more of the creeper and he has an attitude. His attitude is like Freddy Krugeur's. JC2 is a fun horror movie.
3.0 out of 5 stars He can taste your fear, among other things...,
This review is from: Jeepers Creepers 2 (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)The Creeper is back, and I am not talking about that feeling I get when my underpants ride up too high...ugh...Victor Salva, who wrote and directed the very popular Jeepers Creepers (2001), takes us back to the horror buffet for a second helping in Jeepers Creepers II, which picks up the very next day to the events in the first movie. A little background...the Creeper is a creature that hibernates in the Earth, and every 23 years it awakens for 23 days to feed on victims, gaining strength to go back into the ground until the next cycle. What exactly is the Creeper? I would speculate it's some kind of demon, given its' supernatural abilities and leathery wings, but it's never really determined within the films, at least to my knowledge.
The film starts off on a farm, with a boy working to secure scarecrows within a cornfield. Upon noticing one of the scarecrows is different than the others, namely that it's moving (yes, Dorothy, he's looking for a heart, among other body parts), the boy soon learns that the scarecrow is none other than the Creeper, and both the Creeper and the boy quickly vanish, much to the father and the boy's older brother's dismay. Cut to a bus full of high school football players, a few cheerleaders, some football staff, and a couple of coaches traveling on a fairly desolate stretch of road (is there any other kind in movies like this?) After the bus suffers a flat tire from rather peculiar means, the occupants soon find themselves under attack from the devious fiend. They try to fend off their attacker, but as we know because we've already seen the first movie, it will not be deterred. It's your flesh it wants, and once it picks you, that's it, buddy boy. Can nothing stop this vile beast, or are all chosen (it chooses its' victims by smell i.e. if you have the right scent for the particular body part its' looking for, you're in trouble) destined to be blue-plate specials?
The film plays up nicely to the first, and the setting of the bus added a real sense of claustrophobia. This follow up to the first does offer a bit more information about the creature, but less than most probably would have preferred, leaving a sense of wanting. The scares, for the most part, were pretty genuine, but I did find the 'jump out and scare you' technique a little overused. We do get to see a lot more of the Creeper in this film than the last, but that doesn't necessarily mean it was for the better. The effects for the Creeper are really sharp, but I felt as far as his abilities went, there seemed discrepancies. Given what it seemed to be able to do, like ripping the roof off an automobile, he seemed to have a decent amount of difficulty getting into the bus. The factor that it used fear to sniff out potential victims was bandied about, so I figure maybe it was just trying to work the kids up. But still, at some points the creeper seemed vulnerable compared to other points when it seemed unstoppable. And something else that kind of bothered me...there seemed to be a number of scenes with bare-chested young men and given the director's past (I am not going to go into it here, look it up), I felt a little creeped out. It seemed like a side of the director was coming out that I really wasn't interested in seeing. And all the silly tension created within the group based on first racial and sexual stereotypes, and then the mirroring of these stereotypes to those 'chosen' and 'not chosen' by the Creeper seemed so very obvious. Where's the subtlety? And I'm no prude, but the excessive use of profanity seemed to get a little out of hand. Sometimes less is more, and in this case, that would have held true. The main thing missing from this film compared to the first was a real likeability of the characters. In the first, we were able to learn about the characters in fairly good detail, spending time with them. Here, most of the characters are presented in an unfavorable light, with little focus on if and why we should like them, giving us little reason to see them make it to the end of the movie. Given the copious number of characters in this film, that kind of intimacy would have been difficult, but not impossible.
As far as stars, I really only recognized character actor Ray Wise, who played a farmer and the father of the first boy abducted in the film. His scenes were great, especially as he tries to avenge his son by use of a pneumatic fence post driver mounted on the back of a pick-up truck. Ahhh, revenge is a plate best served cold, or a six-foot wooden post skewering your enemy's sternum...also, returning from the first film is Justin Long, reprising his role as Darry. Gina Philips, who starred as his sister Trish, declined to come back.
The picture looks really good, in wide screen anamorphic format, and there's quite a bit of special features including commentaries by the director, another by the actor who plays the Creeper along with a makeup effects person and a production illustrator, featurettes on the making of the film, special effects, music, photo galleries, theatrical trailers, deleted scenes and more (whew, dat's a lot of schtuff)...despite the films shortcomings (I noticed a definite lack of atmosphere), fans of the first shouldn't be disappointed, as this film doesn't suffer too much from the dreaded 'sequelitis' (no budget, no story, and a persistent feeling that the only reason the film was made was to cash in on the first) that many do...yeah, I'm talking to you, Starship Troopers 2...
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining If You Like the "Creeper" and His Sly "Humor",
This review is from: Jeepers Creepers 2 (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)So, they made it again, the sequel to the surprise horror hit. Don't ask me if this is better than the first one, because frankly I don't know, But several things are certain about this horror about man-eating creature "Creeper" played competently by Jonathan Breck, and they are; A) the story is more coherent, or conventional: B) more humor is thrown in: and C) the monster is the best thing in the film.
The story is aptly simple; the high school basketball players are going home in a school bus (with obligatory cheerleaders in T-shirt), but they all get stranded in the middle of the two-lane road. The cell phones are dead; there is no help around them; so this means they are in trouble, this time, a real one. And some flying creature is looking down from up above, waiting for the moment to snatch them one by one.
In the meantime, Ray Wise ("Twin Peaks," remember?) is the father with a hand-made harpoon on a pick-up truck, who is willing to hunt down the nasty creature because of the reason you see in the pretty scary opening scene. He and his son are heading to the spot where the bus is, and now, you know the rest of the story.
Victor Salva has quirky sense of humor, I think. The non-descriptive kids trapped inside the bus become exactly "the canned food" for Creeper, who can pick up (yes, he does, with a bit of humor) the tasty ones. Don't try to think about the logics. The film knows what it is doing when Creeper pretends to be a scarecrow (see the poster), as if playing hide-and-seek.
The film may not be scary for this reason -- very sly humors -- but to some audiences like me, it delivers tremendously. If you are horror film fans, you might detect the exact moment some 'surprising' thing would happen. Actually, the biggest surprise is that the monster got another trick or two, sometimes acting like ninja. Well, if you like that kind of surprise....
"Jeepers Creepers 2" does not follow the 'anything goes' formula, in which the creature's identity is quite confusing (truck? winged monster?). Still, I find this sequel is as entertaining, if not scary, as the original one.
4.0 out of 5 stars The Creeper Will Get You!,
This review is from: Jeepers Creepers 2 (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)Okay, if you are reading reviews based on Jeepers Creepers 2, then my guess is your not looking for heavy drama (i.e. Dances with Wolves), your not in the mood for romantic comedy (i.e. Pretty Woman), and your definately not looking for an arthouse flick (i.e. Magnolia). I would guess you are looking for some cheap scares, a cool monster, a touch of gore, with a dose of suspense thrown in for good measure. Check, Check and Double Check as Jeepers Creepers has all of those! I enjoyed part one, and I thought part 2 added quite a nice touch to the original storyline of the Creeper. I did miss the use of the song Jeepers Creepers that was in the original, but that is a minor complaint. The Creeper is a good modern day monster, and I hope it does become a franchise! The teens are annoying to a degree, but represent more than fodder as in most fright flicks. And I think the lonely country road setting is phenominal, the long shots of the broken down school bus on a dark country road, really give you a sense of isolation. If you are a horror fan, or enjoy creature features of the 50's, 60's & 70's you will enjoy Jeepers Creepers 2. (...)
3.0 out of 5 stars The Usual Teenage Sitting Ducks,
This review is from: Jeepers Creepers 2 (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)A substantial helping of CGI adds dumb but fun visual thrills to JC2, but the psychological horror lacks the necessary seductive terror that keeps us riveted. Part of the problem is that too much is spelled out for us visually - on that score, JC1 did a better job, teasing its audience without giving its mystery away. JC2 gives us more predictable, albeit spectacular, thrills, but is married to a shamelessly generic, mechanical storyline: a group of photogenic teens stranded in a broken down bus on dark country road and guess what? Something wants to eat them. Like other horror franchises that follow a similar format, the question is who gets picked off next. Will you care? Not really, still, JC2 has its moments. The DVD has some nice extras, most notable, "A Day in Hell, which follows the director through a tough day of shooting on the set.
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthy return for the Creeper,
This review is from: Jeepers Creepers 2 (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)Set on the last two days of the Creepers 23 day feeding frenzy, only a few days after the original Jeepers Creepers, a re-vitalised the Creeper is out to make the most of the time he has. Enter a school buss full of teenagers and a ticked off farmer...
Jeepers Creepers 2 is a very different movie to the original, in more good ways than bad. I know it's hard to believe there is such a thing as a teen horror sequel that isn't just a re-tread of the original! Jeepers Creepers 2 focusses more on group hysteria (kind of Lord of the Flies Lite), instead of just one or two people on the run, and goes for more action oriented killing scenes. The Creeper is a bit different too - he/she/it spends most of it's time flying (something reserved only for small doses in the original).
The hero of the movie really is the Creeper, sure there's people running from him and trying to kill him, but they really just come across as fodder. I love a good horror movie where the whole audience is rooting for the bad guy (and not just me)!
The one thing that really bugged me was the lack of the Jeepers Creepers song when the Creeper is about. In fact, the only song in the credits was a dodgy chant the basketball team were yelling in the bus!
Overall, a fun movie to watch, but it could have used more killing! Man, that creeper is a fussy eater! You'd probably get more out of this if you'd seen the original first, but it's still a good popcorn movie for anyone that feels like some light-weight scares.
2.0 out of 5 stars 2 stars for part 2,
This review is from: Jeepers Creepers 2 (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)I caught the original Jeepers Creepers on a premier movie channel late one night, and it scared the Holy Horse Feathers out of me... I LOVED IT! After that, I waited rather impatiently for part 2 to come along... needless to say, they should have waited for "once every 23 years" before they did the sequal. There was really no story line, it was a typical teen movie... "HUG, KISS, GROPE, SCREAM, RUN, DIE. I think that pretty much sums up part 2 in 6 words. For the sake of movie goers everywhere, and man kind for that matter... wait 23 years before you bring out another!
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed it!,
This review is from: Jeepers Creepers 2 (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)Great scary movie, I don't think it was better then part one, I think it should had more people involved. At least let the bus make it to a small town. But it didn't and it still was rather scary. I felt sorry for the little boy that he grab off of the farm, the poor father almost lost his mind. Whatever the thing was that was eating people body parts got what he should had gotten in part one.
5.0 out of 5 stars great sequal,
This review is from: Jeepers Creepers 2 (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)I hope they keep making theses if they keep them this interesting and cool. I loved this movie, you never know who will be next and the Creeper is as creepy as ever, and all the pop out of nowhere scares are great. Although not as gory as the first, the Creepers "bird plucking a worm" of the ground approach is equally as great. If you want an action packed, extremely entertaining horror movie get this one a Jeepers Creeprs 1
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Jeepers Creepers 2 (Widescreen) [Import] by Victor Salva (DVD - 2004)
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