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Urban Legends: Final Cut

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Don't waste your time.
  • Review Date: June 25, 2003
  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Year: 2001
  • Running Time: 98 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive messages
Not applicable
Violence

Blood galore. A woman's kidney is removed, then eaten by a dog. When she tries to get away, the killer pulls apart her open wound and decapitates her. Characters are stabbed, bludgeoned, pickaxed, shot, knifed, electrocuted, and hanged. A fake dead dog ha

Sex

Frequent sexual references, ranging from sexually transmitted diseases to porno movies. A couple on an airplane decide to enter the "mile high club," and the man performs oral sex on the woman. In a dream, Trevor and Amy have sex--his nude rear and her back are visible. Several close-ups of a realistic-looking naked female mannequin.

Language

Frequent extreme profanity throughout.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Several characters drink and smoke.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie feautures a costumed killer who stalks and chases his victims. Several jump scenes--the killer suddenly appears, bodies fall unexpectedly from the ceiling. Bloody messages on mirrors and walls. Frequent extreme profanity throughout. Every character acts questionably, from the murderer who kills many students to Amy, who insists on investigating the murders alone at night. Several characters drink and smoke. Frequent sexual references, ranging from sexually transmitted diseases to porno movies. A couple on an airplane decide to enter the "mile high club," and the man performs oral sex on the woman. In a dream, Trevor and Amy have sex--his nude rear and her back are visible. Several close-ups of a realistic-looking naked female mannequin. Blood galore. A woman's kidney is removed, then eaten by a dog. When she tries to get away, the killer pulls apart her open wound and decapitates her. Characters are stabbed, bludgeoned, pickaxed, shot, knifed, electrocuted, and hanged. A fake dead dog hangs with its intestines hanging out, plus several dismembered plastic babies.

What's the story?

This slasher sequel gets rolling when film student Amy (Jenny Morrison) chooses a horror film about urban legends for her final project. But a masked killer haunts the set, and, one by one, members of Amy's cast and crew are brutally murdered. The survivors must uncover the identity of the killer before it's too late.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

This repulsive film blatantly borrows from just about every popular horror movie that's come before. As Scary Movie demonstrated, spoofing tired plots and clichéd characters from the horror genre can be amusing. Unfortunately, these inexperienced actors take their shallow characters far too seriously and play them straight--which caused some teens to roar with laughter during some of the most "suspenseful" scenes. Cinema buffs will appreciate the many movie references, but many won't be amused by poorly executed respects paid to Hitchcock classics. A seventeen-year-old slasher movie fanatic groaned during the requisite killer confession scene. He and his girlfriend agreed that the character's motivation for brutally murdering so many people was "incredibly lame and unbelievable."

It's fairly obvious why the creators of Urban Legend would make a sequel: To capitalize on the success of the first movie and to push cinematic violence and gore to a new level. Whether or not they meet the first goal remains to be seen, but they can easily claim victory on the second point--even a seasoned horror movie fan hid her eyes during the revolting kidney-removal scene.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what makes a good horror film. Does more gore always mean a better film, or can suspense be just as scary?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:June 26, 2001
DVD release date:June 26, 2001
Cast:Eva Mendes, Jennifer Morrison, Matt Davis
Director:John Ottman
Studio:Columbia Tristar
Genre:Horror
Run time:98 minutes
MPAA rating:R
MPAA explanation:violence, language, and some sexuality

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Teen, 17 years old Written byPrincessCharmed797 December 19, 2012

Urban Legends: Final Cut

I have always been a fan of the urban legends series.I have watched all the urban legend movies and they can be quite freaky Lol they explore many legends like aren't you glad you didn't turn on the lights,bloody mary and killer in the backseat, (last one I'm not really sure,since I watched the first urban legend movie when I was 17) .Curious to know,this movie is very bloody.There is a scene where a guy finds his dog hanging with it's insides out it may appear freaky but he later finds out its fake but at that moment the killer appears behind and kills him.anyway,not the best choice for a teen. Older Teens only.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written bycerealkiller189 February 2, 2012

Legends never die-nice quote.

I have always been a fan of the urban legends series.I have watched all the urban legend movies and they can be quite freaky Lol they explore many legends like aren't you glad you didn't turn on the lights,bloody mary and killer in the backseat(last one I'm not really sure,since I watched the first urban legend movie when I was 6) .Curious to know,this movie is very bloody.There is a scene where a guy finds his dog hanging with it's insides out it may appear freaky but he later finds out its fake but at that moment the killer appears behind and kills him.anyway,not the best choice for a kid.
Teen, 15 years old Written byBoti95 June 28, 2010

Perfect for older teens.

The beggining of is a little bit violent. A women wakes up in a tub of ice and finds out that her kydney is removed(looks like a brain). She then tries to escape but the killer catches her and grabs her by the wound, wich gets opened and then she is decapitated by a window.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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