JEEPERS CREEPERS 2

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Release Date: August 29, 2003

Starring: Ray Wise, Jonathan Breck,
Gariyaki Mutambirwa, Eric
Nenninger, and Nicki Aycox

Genre: Horror/Monster Movie

Audience: Teenagers and adults REVIEWER:
Dr. Tom Snyder JEEPERS
CREEPERS 2 is not a classic
horror movie, but it is a
superior one with some very
exciting action sequences. It
has the usual foul-mouthed
American teenager characters,
however, though it doesn't
have any graphic sex scenes or
explicit nudity like FREDDY
VERSUS JASON and other horror
movies released this year.
Also unlike the Freddy Krueger
and Jason movies, the
violence, which, despite some
very strong moments, is more
in the line of human beings
versus an actual monster.
Thus, when the teenagers and
adults finally get the upper
hand on the winged, demonic
creature, the movie manages to
generate some positive
visceral feelings of
excitement. The story opens
with a suspenseful scene on a
farm where the monster poses
as a scarecrow and snatches
away a young boy, despite the
boy's anxious father, Mr.
Taggart, chasing after them
with his shotgun. Taggart and
his other son decide to track
the monster and kill it. Cut
to a group of high school
basketball players coming home
from a championship game. The
white-skinned star of the
team, Scott, is upset that the
black coach let the star black
players play more than he
played. The winged monster,
known as the Creeper, disables
the bus by flattening two of
its tires with a weapon
crafted from human flesh and
bone. After taking the three
adults, he starts attacking
the teenagers on the bus one
by one. One of the female
cheerleaders on the bus has
visions of two of the
Creeper's dead victims,
including the farmboy. The
information she learns helps
them all survive, but only for
a little while. The Creeper's
feasting soon begins in
earnest. As the teenagers try
to fight back, Mr. Taggart
comes to the rescue. He and
his other son have crafted a
large harpoon on their flatbed
truck, and the battle to stop
the monster begins in
earnest. After an excellent
beginning, JEEPERS CREEPERS 2
lets the audience down with
its depiction of stupid
American teenagers. One of the
reasons why the first
HALLOWEEN movie was such a
trend-setting movie was the
fact that the lead teenage
heroine, played by Jamie Lee
Curtis, was a bright,
compassionate person, someone
the audience could root for
without feeling guilty. By
focusing on her and Donald
Pleasance's intelligent,
heroic psychiatrist, the first
HALLOWEEN movie rose above the
other negative aspects of its
violently depicted mayhem.
Since then, the number of
intelligent characters,
especially smart teenagers,
has been few in most horror
movies. When the teenagers
start fighting back, however,
this movie recovers nicely.
Things really get going when
Mr. Taggert shows up with his
makeshift harpoon. In addition
to the excessive foul language
and violent situations,
JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 contains
occult elements where the
characters get information
about the monster from the
cheerleader's visions of the
two dead victims. Also, one of
the teenagers is clearly a
racist who mocks another boy
for allegedly being homosexual
(the other boy denies it). The
movie's worldview seems mixed,
therefore, with negative
elements diluting its more
redemptive, positive aspects.
The movie demands extreme
caution. Please address your
comments to: Alex Yemenidjian,
CEO MGM/UA 2500 Broadway
Street Santa Monica, CA
90404-3061 Phone: (310)
449-3000 Fax: (310) 449-3024

Rating: R

Runtime: 104 minutes

Distributor: United Artists/MGM

Director: Victor Salva

Executive Producer:

Producer: Tom Luse EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
Francis Ford Coppola, Bobby
Rock, Kirk D'Amico, and Lucas
Foster

Writer: Victor Salva

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Content:

(PaPa, B, PC, O, LLL, VVV, D, M) Mixed pagan worldview with pagan elements, solid moral elements, politically correct moments where racist teenager accuses one boy of being homosexual (boy denies it), and occult visions of dead people who impart information; about 76 mostly strong obscenities, six strong profanities, and two light profanities; very strong violence includes decapitation, noises of monster eating a person, monster gets pole stuck through his eye, monster rips off half his head with pole, monster replaces his head with eaten human head, monster snatches people away, people attack monster with poles and flare gun and makeshift harpoon, truck crashes end over end, and images of dead people with bloody head wounds; no sex; no nudity; no alcohol; smoking; and, racism rebuked.

GENRE: Horror/Monster Movie

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Summary:

In JEEPERS CREEPERS 2, a farmer and some teenagers fight back against a winged, demonic creature trying to eat them. JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 has some very exciting action sequences, but its positive moral qualities are marred by excessive foul language, violence, gruesome moments, and an occult situation.

Review:

JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 is not a classic horror movie, but it is a superior one with some very exciting action sequences. It has the usual foul-mouthed American teenager characters, however, though it doesn't have any graphic sex scenes or explicit nudity like FREDDY VERSUS JASON and other horror movies released this year. Also unlike the Freddy Krueger and Jason movies, the violence, which, despite some very strong moments, is more in the line of human beings versus an actual monster. Thus, when the teenagers and adults finally get the upper hand on the winged, demonic creature, the movie manages to generate some positive visceral feelings of excitement.

The story opens with a suspenseful scene on a farm where the monster poses as a scarecrow and snatches away a young boy, despite the boy's anxious father, Mr. Taggart, chasing after them with his shotgun. Taggart and his other son decide to track the monster and kill it.

Cut to a group of high school basketball players coming home from a championship game. The white-skinned star of the team, Scott, is upset that the black coach let the star black players play more than he played.

The winged monster, known as the Creeper, disables the bus by flattening two of its tires with a weapon crafted from human flesh and bone. After taking the three adults, he starts attacking the teenagers on the bus one by one. One of the female cheerleaders on the bus has visions of two of the Creeper's dead victims, including the farmboy. The information she learns helps them all survive, but only for a little while. The Creeper's feasting soon begins in earnest.

As the teenagers try to fight back, Mr. Taggart comes to the rescue. He and his other son have crafted a large harpoon on their flatbed truck, and the battle to stop the monster begins in earnest.

After an excellent beginning, JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 lets the audience down with its depiction of stupid American teenagers. One of the reasons why the first HALLOWEEN movie was such a trend-setting movie was the fact that the lead teenage heroine, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, was a bright, compassionate person, someone the audience could root for without feeling guilty. By focusing on her and Donald Pleasance's intelligent, heroic psychiatrist, the first HALLOWEEN movie rose above the other negative aspects of its violently depicted mayhem. Since then, the number of intelligent characters, especially smart teenagers, has been few in most horror movies.

When the teenagers start fighting back, however, this movie recovers nicely. Things really get going when Mr. Taggert shows up with his makeshift harpoon.

In addition to the excessive foul language and violent situations, JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 contains occult elements where the characters get information about the monster from the cheerleader's visions of the two dead victims. Also, one of the teenagers is clearly a racist who mocks another boy for allegedly being homosexual (the other boy denies it). The movie's worldview seems mixed, therefore, with negative elements diluting its more redemptive, positive aspects. The movie demands extreme caution.

Please address your comments to:

Alex Yemenidjian, CEO

MGM/UA

2500 Broadway Street

Santa Monica, CA 90404-3061

Phone: (310) 449-3000

Fax: (310) 449-3024

SUMMARY: In JEEPERS CREEPERS 2, a farmer and some teenagers fight back against a winged, demonic creature trying to eat them. JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 has some very exciting action sequences, but its positive moral qualities are marred by excessive foul language, violence, gruesome moments, and an occult situation.

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