Jeepers Creepers 2
Jeepers Creepers 2 is a 2003 American horror film written and directed by Victor Salva, produced by American Zoetrope, Capitol Films, Myriad Pictures and distributed by United Artists, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer division.
A couple of day’s after the events of the first movie, The Creeper is still hunting for food and targets a school bus full of helpless teenagers.
- It mostly lacks the suspense build that it’s predecessor had.
- The characters are completely unlikable and clichéd that it makes it hard to root for most of them, especially Scotty.
- Minxie is a complete rehash of Jezelle from the first movie since they both have psychic powers and are able to figure out what the Creeper wants.
- We don’t get as much action or suspense build-up as the first movie as most of it is just the main characters arguing and trying to survive while in a broken-down bus.
- It recycles some of the elements the first movie had.
- The teenage characters argue with each other SO MUCH in this movie.
- The characters drop so many F-bombs that it just gets irritating.
- An unneeded and pointless brief subplot where one of the main characters has a gay attraction for another character.
- Some scenes come off more hilariously disturbing then it does scary
- Like the scene where one of the characters gets their head torn off by the Creeper’s wing and starts moving around hysterically which is also a basic rip-off of the decapitation scene in Friday The 13th.
- The scene where the Creeper is picking out a particular teenage inside the bus to eat feels like something out of a cheesy comedy flick when it was meant to be a suspenseful moment.
- A pointless cameo by Justin Long who returns to play his character, Darry, from the first movie and has nothing else to do with the film then to be a part of Minxie’s dream sequence.
- There are several of the teenage characters that are pretty decent and likable, like Rhonda, Bucky and D.
- Jack Taggart Sr. and his son, Jack Taggart Jr., are pretty decent characters to watch as well.
- The acting is not too bad and the actors give some great performances, like Jonathan Breck who returns to play the man-eating Creeper.
- Some of the scenes are awesome, like the scene where the Creeper chases the main characters through a large landscape or the scene where the Creeper forms a new head with Dante’s decapitated head.
- The opening scene where the Creeper disguises itself as a scarecrow, runs through a cornfield and kidnaps a farmer boy.
- The cliffhanger ending is okay and leaves it open for a sequel.
- Some of the Creeper's weaponry, especially the shurikens, are a pretty cool addition.
- Creepy, yet good soundtrack.