Urban Legends - Final Cut (2000) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
|Or, as it is called in French, "Legendes Urbaines 2: Coup de Grace"|
|Another one of those self-referential film projects about people making a film about people making a film about people making a film. In fact, somewhere in those layers, they are making a film which is essentially Urban Legend. So this is to Urban Legend as Scream 3 is to Scream, or something like that.||
|There is some interesting film school
banter if you're a big film buff. And it's an OK teen
slasher film if you like those - lots of jump cuts
accompanied by sudden loud noises, lots of waking up and
it was all a dream, lots of "aha" moments when
the wall is erased and you see that it's a film. Or a
film within a film. Or a film within a dream, or .......
Well, you get the picture. John Ottman never directed a film before, and I feel bad for the guy, because he didn't write the script, and everyone hated the film. Reviewers hated it (6% on the Tomatometer). Filmgoers hate it- 3.4 at IMBD - Ed Wood range.
But somehow it made $21 million before people decided that it stunk.
It isn't as bad as the reviews claimed, in fact I believe it would be considered an OK little cult item if it had been made five years ago, but the reason people hated it is that they've seen it already, and this movie wasted their time by forcing them to watch it again. I kept checking the box, wondering if I had already seen the movie before, which is a bad sign. It just doesn't have one original thought.
Same old same old. Been there, done that. Seen it.
Pushing up the daisies. Joined the choir invisible. This
is a late movie.
Andrew Manning of RFE wrote the best review of this film: "Psst ... did you hear the one about the movie that sucked"
The second best was Wesley Morris of the SF Examiner, who called it "an above average extra bloody episode of Scooby Doo". That is a perfect description.
Return to the Movie House home page