6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer is a very good sequel to the hit 1997 movie I Know What You Did Last Summer and, in my opinion, is a very under-rated movie. Instead of making this movie almost exactly the same as the origional, as most horror-movie-makers seem to do, this movie has a totally different setting to the first - a holliday resort in the bahamas!
Julie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) and her best friend and roommate Karla (Brandy) win a radio compition and win a holliday for four to the bahamas. Karla takes her boyfriend Tyrell (Mekhi Phifer) and Julie takes her new love interest Will (Matthew Settle). The arrive and check into their hotel (which I admitt, was a bit of an unrealistic point of the film as there are only five or six staff members and seemingly no other guests, however it is the "off-season").
Julie begins to relax, enjoying the luxury and relaxation of the hotel, but, unknown to Julie and her friends, the body count is rising and its not long before those awaited words "I Still Know..." appear and once again Julie must face the wrath of Ben Willis.
Just as good as the orgional, this movie is not one to miss. It is as scary as the orgional and a bit gorier too. This movie also features an appearance from Jack Black and Ray (Freddy Price Jr) is also back.
I would highly reccomend this movie especially if you enjoyed the origional.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 25 March 2014
Two years after the horrible incident, Julie is back in college and is worse than ever having dreams about the killer.
She gets comfort from a new friend named Will. Julie's other friend Karla tries to hook the two of them up and when she wins a trip to the Bahamas, she knows that it is perfect.
But Ray is still in the picture and Julie only goes as friends. Karla, her boyfriend Tyrell, Julie, and Will take flight right before Ray encounters the fisherman again.
He tries to tell Julie not to leave but it is too late. Now in the Bahamas Julie is starting to lighten up and have fun.
Then suddenly things start going terribly wrong when a storm hits the Island and people start to disappear.
Ray takes a boat to the island to warn Julie but will he make it on time to save Julie again from the fisherman....
Who cares if this is a blatant cash in of a blatant cash in of Scream? The film works in some weird way, and is great to look at.
It makes no sense that Willis has survived the first movie, or why the guy just doesn't sit down with the two leads and say 'look, I know what you did the summer before last, but please just say sorry' but one thinks that title wouldn't work.
It ticks all the boxes for a film like this, you can tell from the moment they land on the island who will get it, but who cares when the film is ridiculous, and we get an early Jack Black trying to be Jamaican.
Deaths are not inventive, and there is a brilliant Scooby Doo ending, but if you love schlock, and a film featuring one of the silliest 'getting to the main place' journeys since The Shining, you are in for a guilty pleasure.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 April 2012
Anyway, imagine for a moment that you are a psychotic fishermen and you've spent the last year or so sitting around in your underpants plotting your blood thirsty revenge.
(a) Go old school, chasing your foe down in their own homes utilising your near miraculous ability to withstand seemingly lethal injury and your cool rusty hook/sou'wester combo.
(b) Arrange for a fake competition to play on your intended victim's radio at exactly the right time, hoping that she or the other intended victims don't notice that she won despite answering the question wrongly! And then at great expense send them to stay at a tropical resort you've ensured will stay open in the mean season! Whilst, also managing to predict when an unreported and unexpected hurricane will hit to the exact day!
I still Know What You Did Last Summer is a so full of holes that it goes beyond the outer limits of ridiculous, waves a pair of gigantic glowing cheese covered coconuts in logic's face and then throws in some more nonsensical plot twist just because it can. On top which, the main characters are the human equivalent of beige and the setting looks like something from a bad teen soap. But do you know what, it's actually genuinely entertaining in a crazed "It was old man Willis all along" sort of way.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 September 2002
I first watched this film prepared to be entertained, and nothing else. I had never prepared myself more wrongly before! I Still Know is a hell of a lot of fun at the worst of times... and at the best you`re on the edge of your seat!
A lot of credit goes to the cast, mainly Jennifer Love Hewitt, for making their roles so believeable. Even the not-so-main characters, like Nancy, are played well. The only character who isn`t quite up to scratch is Ray... but I`ve never got on with Freddie Prinze, Jr anyway.
The story must also get some credit, because it is a lot of fun. Also, the death scenes are pretty great, and shamefully, I enjoyed watching Titus get killed. Unlike the first one, this film has a few laughs, which only adds to the fun.
To sum it up, this film is a thrill-ride that everyone can enjoy. Better than the original, this film has both of my thumbs up!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 June 2002
This film is good from beginning to end. The story is good, too.
The characters are all great.
I especially liked Julie James, played by (the stunning) Jennifer Love Hewitt, who makes her unbelieveably believeable.
Brandy was also more than a class act. Ray, Will and Tyrell are also good.
Though this film is great, it is, however, not as good as the first (are sequels ever?). This is mainly because the fact that the director felt a bit of sex on Brandy's part and nudity on Jennifer's was needed to keep the audience interested, which is not true.
Still, this film is very good, and is fun to watch every time.
on 11 May 2015
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) continues where the first film left off. There are three characters remaining from I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997): teenagers Julie James and Ray Bronson, and the murderous fisherman with a hook for a hand, Ben Willis. In this film, Julie's roommate, Karla Wilson, wins a radio competition, a holiday to the Bahamas for the ... wait for it ... Fourth of July weekend. The ticket covers four people, including Karla's boyfriend Tyrell Martin. Julie is still recovering from the previous summer, when hit-and-run victim, Ben Willis, stalked Julie and her three friends, killing two of them and her sister before apparently coming to a gruesome end at the bottom of the ocean. Only his hook hand was found. Ray initially declines the offer, but changes his mind and asks his friend, Dave, to drive him to the airport. However, on the way they stop for a car broken down in the road and ... you got it ... Ben Willis complete with new hook. Dave comes to a nasty end. Thinking Ray has deserted Julie, Karla invites Will Benson, who likes Julie, along for the trip. Arriving on the island, they discover that the other guests are leaving due to start of the hurricane season and the ominous message ''I Know What You Did Last Summer'' appears. Ray heads for the Bahamas and Will Benson turns out to be not who they thought he was.
Like the first film, this one concentrates on both the splatter genre and the urban legend motif. The Hook is an Urban Legend in which a couple park up at a Lover's Lane. They are listening to music when an urgent radio broadcast cuts in warning of an escaped lunatic with a hook for a hand who has escaped from a local institution. They decide to leave and when they park up elsewhere they discover a shiny silver hook stuck into the side of the car. The I Know What You Did Last Summer films have adopted this legend and adapted it for their own requirements, mixing it with the slasher (or serial killer) sub-genre. The sequel is a good sequel, not quite up to the first film, and perhaps a little too comparable. There is the obligatory body count and the inevitable twist culminating in the climactic showdown ... and, of course, the shock epilogue paving way for a third film. There are some interesting supporting roles, though, most notably John Hawkes (Dave), Jack Black, Bill Cobbs, and a brilliant turn as the eccentric hotel manager by Jeffrey Combs (my personal highpoint of the film). The setting is also well-chosen: a remote island in the Bahamas during hurricane season, which lends the horror film its macabre and menacing atmosphere. I think it is a worthwhile sequel compared to many.
Jennifer Love Hewitt - Julie James
Freddie Prinze, Jr. - Ray Bronson
Brandy Norwood - Karla Wilson
Mekhi Phifer - Tyrell Martin
Matthew Settle - Will Benson
Jennifer Esposito - Nancy
Muse Watson - Ben Willis
Jeffrey Combs - Mr Brooks
John Hawkes - Dave
Bill Cobbs - Estes
Jack Black - Titus Telesco
dir. Danny Cannon (Judge Dredd, Gotham TV series). Peter Jackson was initially asked to direct the film
Sugar is Sweeter - CJ Bolland (Danny Saber Mix feat. Justin Warfield)
How Do I Deal - Jennifer Love Hewitt
Relax - Deetah
Hey Now Now - Swirl 360
Blue Monday - Orgy
Polite - Bijou Phillips
Try to Say Goodbye - Jory Eve
Testimony - Grant Lee Buffalo
(Do You) Wanna Ride - Reel Tight
Getting Scared - Imogen Heap
Gorecki - Lamb
Julie's Theme - John Frizzell
Region 2 UK PAL Europe
Subtitles: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
Running Time: 96 Minutes
Jennifer Love Hewitt's track was released as a single and is featured on the DVD. The CD single is backed by Jory Eve's contribution. The stand-alone sequel was released in 2006, I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer. Straight to video. With a budget of $24m, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer was a moderate success, taking $84m at the box office; not as popular as its predecessor. I still thought it was worth the cinema ticket.
The only reason I have rated the otherwise excellent 'I Still Know What You Did Last Summer' as four stars is, well, because I can't give it 4.5, and the other reason?, it is isn't quite as good as the brilliant 'I Know What You Did Last Summer', and it wouldn't seem fair to rate it five like the first one.
Squeals can be hit and miss can't they? We look forward to seeing a follow up to a movie we loved only to be very disappointed, and wish we hadn't bothered. Sometimes they seem cobbled together to make a quick buck, or they lack the magic of the first by a change in writers, and using different actors. Luckily, Jennifer Love Hewitt reprised her role in what is faithful follow up to a teen slasher classic.
We are now two years down the line since Julie James (Jennifer Love Hewitt) and her friends ran over the fisherman and dumped his body in the river in a hit and run accident which led to lots more deaths, and high drama. Now at college, she still has nasty nightmares about the innocent, despite trying hard reshaping her life. She receives some good news when her room mate wins a trip for four friends to go to the Bahamas. One of these friends is Ray from the first movie, still portrayed by Freddie Prinze, Jr. Almost as soon as it looks like she'll be able to break free from stress, Julie suddenly receives another letter. She and her chums do manage to get to the Island, but so has somebody else - someone who still knows what she did 'last Summer'.
It's a solid little squeal, with plenty of shocks and scares, and a lot more blood and gore, hence the 18 rating this time. If you enjoyed the first, you'll enjoy the second is the bottom line. Personally though, I can't help but think it would be easier for Julie to just admit what she did to the police, is all her torment really worth it?, not to mention the death rate quickly adding up, including her friends. Then again, if she did come clean, there wouldn't be film.
Oh, and whilst it is isn't essential that you have to have seen the first one before viewing this, I would recommend you do so, because only then will you be able to really understand the full extent of Julie's fear.
on 10 April 2009
OK so if you're into slashers of the 90's or just the old 'Knock 'em off one by one' plot then you have probably seen 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' and you probably enjoyed it.
I Still know is the sequel to I Know what you did last summer and in this film, Julie (Love Hewitt) returns along with Ray (Prinze Junior). When Julie's friend (Brandy) wins a contest to take some friends to a remote island getaway they jump at the chance and head off for some hard-core 'Forget about the guy who tried to kill you last summer' time and of course, sex.
Unfortunately a mysterious man with a hook for a hand and wearing a slicker is also on holiday and slowly but surely, the islanders are picked off one by one.
I still know is bashed a whole lot more than it deserves. It stands up as a worthy sequel with quite a bit of atmosphere and the obligatory jump-scares along with the fake jump-scares. The gore (something that wasn't too big in the first film) is pumped up and we get hooks in every area of the body plus Jack Black (As a white rasta) gets up close and personal with a pair of garden shears.
This sequel is very underrated and a much better attempt at a sequel than Urban Legends 2 The Final Cut... eugh!
I would highly recommend this if you like to watch horny young teens running about in the rain and getting hacked up by an iconic slasher... or if you just want to see Jack Black getting killed in a horror movie.
on 12 September 2000
This film is the most fun I've had for ages. Playing "Spot The Stiff" (pretty much most of the cast), guess when the killer is going to jump out next (just when the character relaxes), & whether it is actually going to be the killer, or some random character who is then going to say "Sorry, didn't mean to make you jump", or "Ooops, wasn't thinking". And when you're not doing that, there's always the clunking great plot contrivances & logic gaps to enjoy, or even just watching characters stupidly wander off by themselves, or walk to the other end of the room by themselves, or maybe say something silly like "Well, I haven't seen any trace of a killer" - Doh!. As if all that isn't enough, there's a hugely fun score by John Frizzell, some fine camera work (the lighting effects are particularly impressive, ..). What more could you possibly want? Except perhaps good plot, characters, etc. etc.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 2 June 2001
Although this film received some scathing reviews for its plot, it manages to be extremely suspenseful, and let's face it, there was so much left untold after the first film that most people will not be satisfied until they have seen the sequel. It also has some funny parts, and the conclusion of the film ties in nicely with its predecessor. Although the extras on the disc are not amazing, the film is good.