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Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  22 September 2000 (USA)
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Urban legend-style killings begin to occur on a movie set, in this non-sequel sequel to "Urban Legend".

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Professor Solomon
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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 Mr. Greenshoes

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Rated R for violence/gore, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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£265,282 (UK) (1 December 2000)

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ESP 447,574,891 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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The opening sequence in the film was originally supposed to take place on a boat. During a location scout, they found the airplane set and decided to revise the script. As it turns out, the original boat sequence was originally inspired by the airplane sequence in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). See more »

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When Sandra forgets her keys she tries to open the car door and does not set off the alarm. She kicks it and the car alarm goes off. That's the way that particular alarm works. See more »

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Reese: Urban legend, my ass.
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As the end credits roll, Professor Solomon is being pushed in a wheelchair by a nurse who happens to be the killer from the first movie! See more »

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Too many scary filmmakers making scary movies that make fun of scary movies.
22 September 2000 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

As a former film student the setting for the film had some appeal. Film students after the coveted Hitchcock Award strive to make the film that will secure them a spot in Hollywood, just like the honored alumni before them. Unfortunately the power of greed has someone taking out the competition.

It begins with an obvious film-within-a-film cliché to introduce us to all the principal characters/victims of the film. The cast, a slew of nobodies, lacks any true depth and continually stumbles through forced 21st dialogue. The only recognizable face, Joey Lawrence of Blossom fame, has matured in looks but not so much in talent. In fact, the most entertaining parts of the film are when the killer `urbanizes' his victims making the viewer happy to see them go.

The entire story is weak and too many standard horror movie conventions are tossed into the mix. Bumps in the dark, shadows in the background and masked characters that appear out of nowhere are tired repeats of films in our past. As expected, every character is given a reason to be the killer until the very next scene when they are exonerated because another character seems more deserving.

With many veiled references to Alfred Hitchcock's films, the filmmakers may have thought they were honoring the great director but in reality the idea is so poorly done that they only come across as cheap rip-offs. Stair climbing in a tower ala Vertigo and a weak wheelchair scene ala Rear Window are two that come to mind.

The whole scary movie genre was given life by Scream and now it ought to be put out of its misery with one swift swing of the ax.

2 1/2 out of 5


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