Devil in the Flesh II (2000)
|Devil in the Flesh II (2000), aka Teacher's Pet, is a Canadian-made
sequel to a weak original thriller, and follows the normal sequel
rules by leaving off where the last one stopped, leaving room for
another sequel at the end, upping the nudity and gore/violence, and
putting me to sleep.
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|In this one, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe breaks out of a mental
hospital, killing a nurse and her doctor, assumes the identity of a
girl who picks her up on the road then dies, and starts college, with
none other than her flame from the first film on the faculty. She
basically seduces him, and does in anyone in her way. The professor,
for his part, had my head moving like a ping pong match as he bounced
between his pregnant girlfriend (Katherine Kendall ) and O'Keefe.
O'Keefe is careful to not show any skin. Kendall shows breasts in a
very tame sex scene, and an unknown woman shows breasts and buns in a
totally gratuitous sex scene near the beginning.
To me, a thriller should get your adrenaline
going at least enough to keep you awake, and this one failed that
test. Most of the plot is predictable, and the characters actions are
not very realistic. Performances are ok, and the production values,
other than F/X, were not bad.
- IMDB summary.
IMDb voters score it 4.1/10, Apollo users 54/100
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description, this
film is a low C-.
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