Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead Reviews
Way inferior to the original movie. Cast are not too bad, considering, but it really is a second rate effort.
The script was soooo terrible it was hilarious. "Is it over?" *dramatic pause* "It is now" haha so great. The script probably wouldn't have seemed so bad if the actors in the movie had tried harder (Nick Zano was good though). The one boy actor was so annoying, and honestly the trucker killing everyone was annoying too. His voice was obnoxious like just kill people and shut up already.
The plot was also pretty stupid and unbelievable. I mean, most horror movies are indeed unrealistic, but this one was just crazy. If those people REALLY wanted to escape from that guy, I bet they could've. I like watching a cast that fights back and is brave/determined. These people clearly did nothing to make me believe they deserved to live. It really irritated me. However I still loved watching this movie. I love watching shit awful horror movies.
The part at the end with the girl's Mustang breaking down was also so unrealistic. Like girl, that's a brand new completely reliable Mustang. What are the odds it would just break down? It wouldn't. Unless she was a crappy car owner, in which she deserves her car breaking down. Like I said shit awful movie, but fun to watch.
With a basically unknown cast, the fact that they changed Rusty Nail who is now a killer on the loose which pretty much kills his character, the acting is what you can expect from B rate movies and his voice is... very weak.
However, there is one scene that will definitely please seekers of intense feelings: The one where the two male protagonists are taken to RN's garage and tortured, forced to throw some dices and each number had its own 'surprise' for the other one, gruesome!
In the end, if you liked the original Joy Ride for the psychological side of it you will HATE this movie. However, if you enjoy movies with no plot and lots of blood then you might like it
It just becomes vicious and brutal while the original was at least some fun. Rusty Nails motive in this one is just plain stupid. 2 couples on the way to Vegas borrow a car from a house after there's breaks down. Guess who's car it was and he's of course not happy about it. While he has no problem ramming them with his truck while they drive the car that's supposed to mean something to him. Stay far away from this movie.