When Urban Legends: Final Cut arrived in theaters in 2000, the critics bashed it mercilessly. While some of that reaction is indeed warranted, I found this entry to be a lively and fun addition to this particular franchise.
At a prestigious film school, several of the students are vying for the coveted Hitchcock Award, which will guarantee its winner a fruitful Hollywood career. While in the process of making their thesis films, several of the students are brutally murdered. There is a definite pattern going on, and it is up to one particular student, Amy Mayfield, to put all of the pieces together.
Yes, the film follows a tried and true formula - and yes, at times it is incredibly predictable - but John Ottman clearly has lots of fun with the film school setting, which adds a sort of meta quality to the proceedings. You may not care about any of these characters, but you'll definitely enjoy seeing them get stalked and victimized. Two characters from the original film also show up, in a supporting role and a cameo.
From a screenplay that was co-written by Scott Derrickson of The Exorcism of Emily Rose fame, this is a film that was maybe a bit too harshly dismissed, and that now be enjoyed on its own terms.
The Blu-ray contains several special features that fans can enjoy, including a commentary, making of featurettes, and interviews with the cast and crew.