The murderous fisherman with a hook is back to once again stalk the two surviving teens, Julie and Ray, who left him for dead, as well as cause even more murder and mayhem, this time at a posh island resort.
Jennifer Love Hewitt,
Freddie Prinze Jr.,
In this third installment of the Final Destination series, a student's premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from death itself which seeks out those who escaped their fate.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead,
Urban Legends: The Final Cut follows Amy Mayfield (Morrison), a student at Alpine University who struggles to complete her thesis film on urban legends - only to have her crew members fall prey to fatal 'accidents.' Suspicious, Amy investigates and discovers a much more sinister hand at work. Now she must unmask the killer before she, too, becomes an urban legend. Written by
I kind of enjoyed the first film "Urban Legend" and probably my favourite of that long list of "Scream" imitators to follow. Straight to video "Final Cut" uses the same concept on a serial killer (donning a fencing mask) on campus using urban legends to dispatch students, but using a film within a film structure. However it lays it out in such a banal manner, still quite nasty delivering the shocks and twisty in its reveals. But it's moronic and generic as can be. At the time of its release the cast was virtually unknown with some just starting off, but now being quite well known. Loretta Devine (somewhat comic relief) is one of two to return from the original in a very unbelievable manner, while Rebecca Gayheart has a neat little reference to her original character. Jennifer Morrison is acceptable in the heroine role, with the likes of Mathew Davis, Eva Mendes, Anthony Anderson, Joseph Lawrence and Hart Bochner (who horror fans might remember in the 80s slasher "Terror Train"). The script really does like to throw about many movie references, which is never too distracting ("Digital sucks. Latex rules.") But it doesn't hide how contrived and silly it turns out to be. Not as clever as it thinks, when trying to blur the lines between reality and fantasy and the stalk and slash elements are very run-of- the-mill with little to no tension sustained. Slickly directed by John Ottman, but foreseeable and vanilla.
"Urban legend my ass."
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