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Joy Ride : Dead Ahead is another sequel made straight-to-DVD which tries to exploit the medium success of its (mediocre) first part.This common practice may seems mercenary,but I'm the first one in accepting that a lot of this sequels have result surprisingly entertaining and satisfactory,like for example,Wrong Turn 2 : Dead End or Species : The Awakening.Unfortunately,Joy Ride : Dead Ahead belongs to the group of crappy sequels thanks to its tedious screenplay and disgusting characters.This movie also looses the opportunity of showing brutal and graphic violence to at least make it watchable.But the violence in this movie is totally insipid.From the first minutes,it's obvious director Louis Morneau (whose filmography includes intolerable craps like Bats and Carnosaur 2) makes his best effort in making the villain a frightening and threatening person but he does not bring life to the character...he is just a psycho who kills people because the screenplay says so.The "heroes" of this movie result totally irritating.Their hateful attitude made me want to wish they all died.The original Joy Ride had been a mediocre film but at least,it had had well done action scenes,some good actors (Steve Zahn and Leelee Sobieski) and an ingenious ending.Now,the sequel does not offer any good aspect and it results a very crappy and enormously boring film.My recommendation is to skip this film.
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