Urban Legends - Final Cut (2000) Movie Review

Urban Legends - Final Cut (2000)

2000 | R | Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Romance
97 minutes /

User Score: 75/100


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Urban Legends - Final Cut Review

Synopsis:

A film school is the center of a fresh spate of killings based on urban legends.

Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) is an American slasher mystery romance-horror film that is the sequel to Urban Legend (1998) and was shot in several locations in Ontario, Canada. Director John Ottman (X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), X-Men 2 (2003), The Usual Suspects (1995), Superman Returns (2006)) did not succeed in making this film into an extraordinary movie. John did an excellent job of giving us a solid, clever 30 minutes which raise my expectation, but he did not carry through what he started and fell terribly short. The film was a horrible mess during the last hour. The lead gave us one gruesome murder and then nothing else entertaining. I cannot blame this movie for being a fail entirely upon John because he did not write the film. The style, murder, storyline, dialogue, setup, and intelligence of the story was all incredibly done well during the first thirty minutes. John Ottman did a fantastic job setting up his murders capturing them with excellent shots that are visually beautiful.

Amy (Jennifer Morrison - Once Upon a Time (2011-2016), House (2004-2012), Warrior (2011), Star Trek (2009)) is a film school student that decides to do her thesis on a serial killer who copies urban legends murders. Amy was one of the main characters, but there are way too many other characters to mention, and some of the characters were not needed, and I could care less for - sometimes less is more. Why did Reese (Loretta Devine - Crash (2004), I Am Sam (2001), Boston Public (2000-2004), Death at a Funeral (2010)) always appears at the crime scenes and how does she alway know where the kids are? I wish that question were answered because it still boggles my mind as I am writing this review. I was totally lost when the surprise character enters the film, and that is precisely where the film went backward instead of forward.

Another question is why on earth did they decide to unmask the killer? Some of the stalker scenes were done nicely where the sets were done above average. The humor was not bad either, and the violence was stylishly shot, but none of those things helped the movie to receive a higher score than four. Gorehound fans would not appreciate this film because there is only one murder scene that was gory. I applaud Jennifer Morrison for being the best actor in the movie that gave us the best performance from a mediocre dialogue/script. I would recommend horror fans to skip this film.


About Urban Legends - Final Cut (2000)

Title: Urban Legends - Final Cut
Original Title: Leyendas urbanas: Corte final, Urban Legend 2, Urban Legend 2: The Final Cut
AKA: Urban Legends: Final Cut
Year: 2000
Runtime: 97 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Romance
Reviewer:
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.75/5 stars from 8 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 8
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Rana Morrison, Anthony Anderson, Anson Mount, Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis, Eva Mendes, Michael Bacall, Jeannette Sousa, Chuck Campbell, David Cook, Derek Aasland, Rebecca Gayheart, Kevin Hare, David Sparrow, Hart Bochner, Joel Gordon, Marco Hofschneider, Yani Gellman, Jessica Cauffiel, Leland Tilden, Loretta Devine, Stephanie Moore, Clare Preuss, Santo, Joseph Lawrence, Joey Lawrence, Jacinda Barrett, Peter Millard, Chas Lawther, Rory Feore
Writers: Silvio Horta, Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson
Director: John Ottman

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