A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Too ludicrous to even remotely have any positive messages.
Positive Role Models
Too ridiculous to have characters who could even remotely be seen as positive role models.
Violence & Scariness
Bloody impalings (two characters are skewered on the same knife), death by gaffing hook, vicious beatings, shootings. Frequent blood and gore. Dead bodies.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A joke scene makes it appear that strenuous bedroom action is happening when it's only a character jumping up and down on the mattress little-kid-style. Gratuitous bathing-suit shots.
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Abundant profanity. "F--k" and variations, "bitch," "bulls--t," "a--holes," "goddamn," "ass," "d--k," "hell."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking at a bar and a dance club. Comic-relief character of a marijuana-smoking island handyman, whose sole function seems to be smoking joints and offering to hook the characters up with dope of their own. Cigarette smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that I Still Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1998 horror movie sequel with lots of killing, blood, and gore. Characters are killed in bloody close-up, usually with sharp instruments, and much of the alleged entertainment derives from terrorizing a young woman. There is frequent profanity, including "f--k" and its variations. A comic-relief character (played by Jack Black) is shown high on marijuana, growing marijuana, and smoking marijuana. Gratuitous bathing-suit shots abound. There's really nothing worthwhile about this movie. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The movie's dumb ending opens the door to further sequels, perhaps the best argument yet for always reporting your traffic mishaps to the authorities. The original I Know What You Did Last Summer at least had a token moral message about four teenagers failing to take responsibility for a seeming hit-and-run fatality they caused and the guilt that tears them apart -- as does a vengeful fisherman named Ben Willis, who does plenty of tearing apart on his own, typically with big hooks. This pointless sequel doesn't even have that slim reason to exist.
In keeping with Jennifer Love Hewitt's occasional forays into music, her character Julie has a big karaoke-singing scene, and there are giggles when the filmmakers try to make karaoke into something scary. Meanwhile costar Brandy's character talks big about being tough and able to defend herself against any marauders in rain slickers, but when that actually happens she mostly screams and stumbles.
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