I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer

I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer
I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer
A group of teenagers in Colorado find themselves being stalked and killed one by one by a mysterious figure with a hook, exactly one year after they covered up a friend's accidental death.
Sony Pictures
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
1H 32M
Sylvain White
Brooke Nevin, David Paetkau, Torrey DeVitto, Ben Easter, Seth Packard, K.C. Clyde
"I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer" marks the third installment in the 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' franchise and is likely the final entry. Released a mere eight years after its predecessor, 'I Still Know What You Did Last Summer,' this film seems to anticipate the trend of reboots before it gained popularity. The film delves into the legend of the fisherman killer, despite the relatively short timeframe since the events of the previous movies. The storyline takes a significant departure from its predecessors by introducing an all-new cast and shifting the focus to a group of teens in Colorado. Their attempt to garner attention for a skateboard stunt tragically ends in a friend's death, which they reluctantly cover up, diverging from the original concept of a group hiding a murder. One year later, on the 4th of July, they start receiving ominous messages, reviving the dread associated with their past actions. The fisherman killer reappears, menacingly stalking them, prompting the group to embark on an investigation to unmask the person aware of their dark secret and prevent their own demise. Unfortunately, the film falls short in multiple aspects. The cast, comprised of relatively unknown actors, delivers unconvincing performances, diminishing the overall impact. The musical score fails to enhance the movie's atmosphere, and the ending lacks any meaningful resolution or explanation for the events that transpired. Furthermore, the attempt to leave room for a sequel feels forced, mirroring the patterns set by its predecessors. In conclusion, 'I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer' fails to recapture the essence and intensity of the original films. The weak acting, uninspiring music, and lackluster conclusion result in a disappointing cinematic experience. For those seeking closure to the series or hoping for a revival of its former glory, this movie sadly falls short, earning a rating of 2/5.