19 October 2006 | vampyrecowboy
It's a let down
6 years after the original came out, this appears.
It misses the mark as a suspense, action, mystery, comedy.
It's a let down...it doesn't suck to extremes, just bad enough to make you want to wish there was only the first made.
Had this come out a year or so after the one with Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth Shue, it may have had more impact and been more intense and exciting.
The special effects were poor.
The casting was ALL wrong.
The story was also poor.
The chase scenes were dull.
Who would think that this 20 year old looking kid would be a DETECTIVE? Why were store security guards carrying guns? What power do they have to use a gun? This movie was filmed in and around Vancouver...so it should be called Vancouver - NOT Seattle...there were just too many giveaways that it was NOT Seattle.
There was little intensity and for the most part it was really dragging.
The dialog was very bad - especially near the end.
The direction poor...it was a mess, that if it had been made immediately after the previous, would make much more sense and be much more interesting.
This is television viewing...to be made for a Saturday night movie special..not for a feature.
This just doesn't cut the line to be feature material.
It had less of a budget, which meant casting unknowns, working with unknown director and using shots which would make this film seem poorly done - which it was.
A smaller budget meant cutting back the extras - which made the original far superior...and who could replace Kevin Bacon? He plays a bad guy great...
If you're tired and drunk and this comes on television, it might be of interest, but it's mid-grade.
Don't hope for great expectations.