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#1 Posted on 3.2.02 2140.27
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Please people....if you have any taste in movies...do not view "Jeepers Creepers." I'm too mad to elaborate, but if you want to see a movie that offers nothing but a few cheap scares and no, and I mean no explanations about practically anything that happens in the movie, then watch it and be prepared to throw something breakable at something hard.

Ugh.

It's almost as if the screenwriter(s) and director gave up on the script and said "Okay, let's end it here and hope we can do a sequel to explain everything."

This movie tries to offer more than what it does, but it fails...it doesn't even try to fail (or even succeed for that matter), it just does. I am soooooo mad.

If you want to watch a recent decent horror movie, get "What Lies Beneath" or "The Others" or even "Valentine" (it might be predictable, but it's "Citizen Kane" compared to "Jeepers..."....I can't even write the name. I refuse.)

If I can save one person from seeing this movie, then writing this sorry excuse for a rant was worth it. If I can take the pain form anybody who've actually seen it, I would....and then give it back to the filmmakers tenfold...no, a thousandfold....that's a lotta pain.

I've gotta cool down now. Thanks for reading this.
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#2 Posted on 4.2.02 0900.45
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Well, I saw Jeepers (my wife, who's a horror nut, bought it). I wouldn't go so far as to say it's any GOOD, but it's not the Bataan Death March you're making it out to be.

The script was deliberately left wide-open, and there were some howlers, but I actually didn't mind that they left several mysteries surrounding the creature. Our Heroes didn't stumble onto a mystic tome or a wizened sage halfway through the movie, explaining in careful detail what the creature was and specifics of The One Way To Destroy It (insert mystic ritual/trinket/heroic deed/pile of coincidences here). The closest thing to that was the Ms. Cleo clone, who admitted freely that she only saw bits and pieces of the overall picture and wasn't a hell of a lot of help in the end. (For some reason, when I heard her I flashed back to the Hudson Brothers' "Hysterical", with the guy on the bike who rides by screaming "You're DOOMED!", then zips by in the opposite direction moments later screaming "...You're STILL DOOMED!")

Instead, we had two confused kids up against a supernatural force, with no idea what it really was or how to fight it -- and the ending followed that to its somewhat-logical conclusion. Yeah, they had some self-referential moments that made me wince (one of the curses of the Scream series; now everybody thinks they should wink at the 'fourth wall'). Yeah, the leads were annoying as hell; about ten minutes into the movie, I turned to my wife and said "PLEASE tell me that at least one of these two gets eaten." Yeah, they didn't tie everything up in a neat bow in the end. But I've seen worse -- a lot worse.

Any movie with the Eileen Brennan cameo scene ("What the HELL have you brought into my house?") has to be better than by-the-numbers drek like Valentine. Jeepers tried to do something a little different, and it failed in many respects, but that's more credit that I thought I'd end up giving it.
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#3 Posted on 4.2.02 0932.30
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I thought the first 40 minutes or so was pretty decent. Everything went straight into the toilet as soon as they stopped at that gas station/restaurant and received the "mysterious pay phone call of fright".
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#4 Posted on 4.2.02 1001.37
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    Originally posted by vsp

    The script was deliberately left wide-open



Yes, for a sequel (although I'm sure the filmmakers would say the open-endedness served the purpose of the story)....

http://www.corona.bc.ca/films/details/jeeperscreepers2.html

Granted, this page might be full of crap....

"It's almost as if the screenwriter(s) and director gave up on the script and said 'Okay, let's end it here and hope we can do a sequel to explain everything.'"

For some reason I'm smelling a sequel on par with Blair Witch 2 in terms of living up to the "success" of the original. We'll see.


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#5 Posted on 5.2.02 1137.37
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But the movie stars Warren G. Cheswick from "Ed" fame.

So - you're saying that Justin Long is better in Ed than this?
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#6 Posted on 5.2.02 1242.52
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I've never watched "Ed," so I can't say one way or the other. But I'm sure being in "Ed" is better career-wise than being in Jeep...I refuse to type it.
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#7 Posted on 7.2.02 1833.17
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I *LOVE* that show Ed. As for Jeepers...crappers...haven't seen it. Don't wanna. Looks like crap. Everybody go rent GHOST WORLD or something good!
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#8 Posted on 7.2.02 2022.05
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Me and my wife also felt the same way about Jeepers Creepers (and it was a free download off Kazaa) but that was nothing compared to the feeling we had when we watched Joy Ride. >vomits<
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#9 Posted on 8.2.02 1122.06
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ARGH. Joy Ride was horrible. I can't believe I was taken to see that movie. And let me ask you this.... They started in Salt Lake City. They were trying to go to Denver. They ended up in Laramie, Wyoming? WTF???!? And why the hell doesn't anybody use the damn emergency channel on their CBs??? ARGHHHH


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#10 Posted on 9.2.02 0035.56
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The script was deliberately left wide open.

Yes, for a sequel.

You didn't say that. Tell me you did not just say that. I work at Blockbuster and have had customers practically threaten to sue us for even carrying that movie.

Guess what else is coming out. Battlefield Earth 2. What the hell? They're trying to turn that into a franchise?

Then again, I wouldn't be surprised if they came out with Scary Movie 3. After 2, Marlon Wayans must have realized that he can put out crap on purpose and people will still watch it.
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#11 Posted on 9.2.02 0111.20
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Oooh, another Blockbuster Employee. I had some friends who worked there. They all hated it with a vengance. Though I think my favorite times were during the summer Episode I was playing in theaters, the sheer amount of stupid people calling in to rent that movie was just amusing to me. Not to them, but to me

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#12 Posted on 9.2.02 2009.19
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Battlefield Earth 2!!!

I've gotta say that I've never seen the first one nor ever will. Sometimes I want to pick it up and rent it just to see how awful it is. But it can't be as bad as Jeepers...or can it?

I say the worst movie I've ever seen is Jeepers. My friend says The Jackal.

Any other comments about the absolute worst movies you guys've seen?
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#13 Posted on 10.2.02 1719.11
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    Originally posted by E
    Any other comments about the absolute worst movies you guys've seen?
I don't see too many movies, actually, but of the one's I've had to go see "The Gingerbread Man" stands out as especially stinky. (Is that the right title?)
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#14 Posted on 10.2.02 1752.12
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The Gingerbread Man is proof that you can have lots of talent in one place (Altman, Branaugh, Robert Duvall) and still produce a bad movie.

Of course, with John Grisham involved, it really wasn't much of a surprise.

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#15 Posted on 11.2.02 1309.32
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Yes, the Gingerbread man was not a good movie at all. However Battlefield Earth was at least enjoyable. All you had to do was sit back, be prepared for stupidity and watch John Travolta make a mockery of himself. It was pretty damn funny, just try not to pay for it.

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#16 Posted on 11.2.02 1318.32
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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    The script was deliberately left wide open.

    Yes, for a sequel.

    You didn't say that. Tell me you did not just say that. I work at Blockbuster and have had customers practically threaten to sue us for even carrying that movie.

    Guess what else is coming out. Battlefield Earth 2. What the hell? They're trying to turn that into a franchise?

    Then again, I wouldn't be surprised if they came out with Scary Movie 3. After 2, Marlon Wayans must have realized that he can put out crap on purpose and people will still watch it.



I said that they planned for a sequel. I didn't say that it SHOULD HAPPEN. But it's a horror movie, and thus if it makes a profit of fifty bucks or more, a sequel is inevitable, in the grand tradition of I Still Saw You Scream Last Summer During The Scary Movie.

I still say that the most terrible movie I have ever seen is "Superstar," and I'll stand by it. I have not yet seen "It's Pat: The Movie," however.
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