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More of a spin- (or even rip-) off than an actual continuation
Let me start this comment of by saying that I love the first two "I know..." movies. They were THE horror movies (aside from Scream) that I grew up with. So I was naturally thrilled to find out that another movie had recently been added to the series. So I went out of my way to get a copy and started watching (with lowered expectations, nonetheless, finding out that this was video only). The very first minutes already set the mood that would accompany me through the whole movie: a cheap rip-off, much to predictable with acting that is only average at best. But let us now go into detail on the various parts of the movie.
Acting As I have already mentioned, the acting is average at best, in some scenes however very mediocre. I don't think it does a movie any good when you dislike the main character from the very first minute she appears on screen. Though that might just be a personal impression, I doubt it would change the overall impression of the acting.
Filming / Cuts / Effects etc. Here is where I find some very few of the positive aspects of the movie. It does indeed have some nice shots of landscape, with some interesting techniques of cuts, fast forwarding and quick stops. However, as nice as these effects might be, they appeared terribly out of place in a movie of this kind (I could well see them fit better in movies such as "Donnie Darko").
Soundtrack While hardly being remarkable or memorable, the soundtrack (a series of rock and hard-rock songs - as so often in horror movies) works. It fits the intended mood of the movie, but unfortunately doesn't get anywhere close to other memorable soundtracks of this genre or even the previous movies of this series.
The scares Unfortunately, about 90% of the scares in this movie were incredibly predictable. If you have seen the previous two movies, you will hardly be surprised whenever the "fisherman" appears - apparently out of nowhere. As a compensation, or at least so it seems, so more gory deaths were added. Yet again, nothing really remarkable.
"..Always.." as the trilogy's 'conclusion' Unfortunately, "Always" never got anywhere close to the feeling of the original two movies. Actually it felt more like a cheap rip-off or - at the most - spin-off than an actual continuation of the story. The whole character setup and their connections with each other were much to closely based on the original characters and thus hardly left a chance for a fresh, new movie. In addition to that, "Always" borrowed heavily from other horror movies, such as the already mentioned Scream series and the "Urban Legends", only to name a few (the pool scene, the "fisherman's death etc.). The worst thing about this movie, however, is the direction they decided to take with Ben Willis, the killer in the original movies. Since Willis was seemingly killed in "I still know" (the very last scene could easily be interpreted as a dream), something new had to made up. But instead of going with the "killer is part of the family, no matter how obscure the relation" scheme, or inventing a motive for another killer, the directors/screenwriters/producers decided to go supernatural. Ben Willis has apparently transformed into an undead being, complete with red eyes, grey skin and the oh-so-useful ability to appear and disappear whenever wanted. In my humble opinion, this change to the supernatural is a step that goes to far away from the original movies.
Conclusion In my opinion "Always" is a movie that, if you've liked the original movies and seen a couple of other horror flicks, you will most likely find boring and predictable - if not even disappointing - and thus can, with a clear conscience - leave standing on the shelve of the rental store. Save your precious bucks for a good movie that is worth the price.
One Piece (1999)
If you believe in your nakama, anything goes!
On first glance, One Piece is not too different from other Anime series. It has hilarious, roll on the floor from laughing humor and so much action it makes you wonder if the crew ever gets tired.
But in its core, One Piece is about something else: it's about nakama. Nakama, a Japanese term generally referring to comrades, receives a completely new feeling in One Piece. Stand by your nakama, believe in them no matter what happens, no matter what anyone does or says about them. Help them in any situation, even if it means putting your own life on the line. With you nakama, you can do anything. And it is this extreme sense of comradry that makes you fall in love with the characters and wish you could be a part of the strange little group.
It also teaches how humans are allowed to have flaws; in fact, all people do: seemingly perfect Swordsman and first mate Roronoa Zoro has no sense of direction whatsoever and can easily get himself lost on any one way street, navigator Nami is absolutely crazy for money, cook Sanji loses his mind once he sees a lady.. and the list goes on and on. But despite these flaws, they continue fighting. For each other and with each other. If one crewmember can't do it, somebody else will be right there for support.
If you're looking for a funny, action-filled series whose main characters easily grow to your heart and feel like family: go for One Piece. You will not regret it!