MPAA Rated – R
It’s 1:30 Long
A Review by:
– The Dude on the Right
|Book of Shadows:
Blair Witch 2
Movie Stats & Links
|Starring:||Kim Director, Jeffrey Donovan, Erica Leerhsen, Tristen Skyler, Stephen Barker Turner|
|Released By:||Artisan Entertainment|
|Gratuitous Violence:||Some gore.|
|Action:||More suspense than action.|
|Laughs:||Well, the movie.|
|Directed By:||Joe Berlinger|
After seeing “The Blair Witch Project” my feelings were simply that those three numbskulls deserved their fate. A circular river, losing your map, no compass, running through the forest in the dark, jeeze, it’s no wonder they ended up dead. After seeing “Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2”, the Blair Witch sequel, my feeling is this – don’t do drugs. Why? Because all is well until it seems our new cast of characters get their hands on some bad weed and a few too many beers and end up doing kooky things and seeing wacky images.
“Book of Shadows” tells the fake re-enactment story of events that happened in Burkittsville after “The Blair Witch Project” was released. You know the stuff, how the crazy people went to the town looking for the fake Blair Witch, how some of the locals sold Blair Witch relics, and even some tour groups that started up. This story centers around one such tour group, their trip into the woods where they smoke some pot and drink some beers (even the pregnant lady), and then weird things start happening that are supposed to be scary and spooky. Like I said before, to me it just seems like they got their hands on some bad dope.
I won’t take up much more of your time because you probably won’t see this movie because you hated the first one that you went to see because you got suckered in by the hype. Not this time, there’s no hype to be found except that it’s the second movie. But my end take is that this could have been a much better movie had the first Blair Witch never been made. I couldn’t help thinking how stupid our first cast of characters were and how our second cast of characters are becoming just as stupid. There are some neat twists and turns in “Book of Shadows,” there’s some nudity this time and some quality gore, but it still gets lost in how stupid people are.
With that I’ll be giving “Book of Shadows” 2 stars out of 5. It could have been better without being a sequel, but I just wondered why people never learn. And, oh yea, don’t do drugs or you too might end up having a miscarriage, or seeing little kids that aren’t really there, or hanging your wife. And, oh yea, part two, if you really want to protect yourself from getting caught, leave the video cameras at home.
That’s it for this one! I’m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!