Jeepers Creepers 3 (2017)
Written By: JR
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Victor Salva
Producer: Kirk D’Amico, Kevin Kasha, Rudolph Galera et al.
Screenwriter: Victor Salva
Date of release: September 26, 2017
Stan Shaw as Sheriff Dan Tashtego
Gabrielle Haugh as Addison Brandon
Brandon Smith as Sgt. Davis Tubbs
Meg Foster as Gaylen Brandon
Jordan Salloum as Kenny Brandon
Chester Rushing as Buddy Hooks
Hason Bayle as Cal Hooks
Ryan Moore as Kirk Mathers
Rating = 1/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
Jeepers Creepers 3 (2017) follows a task force dedicated to hunting the Creeper. Sheriff Dan (Stan Shaw) and Sgt. Davis (Brandon Smith) embark on a mission to kill the Creeper on its last day of feeding. They tracked its death truck along the highway only to find that it is bulletproof and full of booby traps. The Creeper soon finds them as they get close to discovering its mysterious origins and they have to fight up to their last breath.
Out of all the Jeepers Creepers installments, this one has the most vivid violence. We catch the Creeper hunting for victims in broad daylight and we can see his crafty weapons plunging into the guts of the unfortunate ones. It is just sad that the film is full of the Creeper’s devices to the point of showing off. Plus, the CGI cheapens, rather than fortifies, the kind of gore it has established in the earlier films. It is totally out of control and, sometimes, impossible.
The Grave Review
The third franchise of Jeepers Creepers 3 (2017) follows a lot of people in their endeavor to end the Creeper to the point that you cannot root for anyone at all. The pieces are clumsily stitched together and the storyline is jam-packed with nonsense, especially that they have decided to include a cheesy love story that scours for appeal.
The bland environment falls short from what the series is known for. There are no golden wheat fields and countryside whims unlike the earlier installments. It has lost the mood it has been establishing all these times. Contributing to that is the surplus of CGI that could have been achieved through classic, but profound, cinematography.
The new set of characters built around the Creeper is synthetic. They jump from emotion to emotion without grounds. One moment they are angry and give it a second, they are extremely sentimental to the other person who should have no concern about it. The Creeper has also lost some of its charms as he is seen using modern technology in a timeline that is supposed to be a prequel of the second film.
In the end, all of the half-baked characters lose against the Creeper. He is much more invincible than he was in the earlier films that it feels like a defeatist feat. Worse, you cannot be sad for them or happy for the Creeper because the film leaves you nothing but clutters.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Jeepers Creepers 3 (2017) one grave out of five graves.
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