Movie Number- 57
Title– Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)
Branden’s Rating– 2 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating– 2 out of 10
Average Rating– 2
Netflix Rating– 1 Star
Comments– When I first saw Cabin Fever (the original) in movie theatres, I hated it. But, then I watched it again, taking into account what it was supposed to be: a horror comedy movie. I enjoyed it a lot more the second time I watched it, so that got me interested in watching the sequel (Bridgette hated the original and didn’t want to watch this at all, but then agreed to give it a chance). I should have listened to her – this movie was terrible. It featured actors were trying to be other actors (the main big guy whose name I don’t know was just trying to act like Jonah Hill instead of playing a believable character, for example). The humor was hit or miss for us, and the disgusting level of gore was too much for even me (I had to look away at points because it was so ridiculous). I liked the sheriff from the first movie, but that was about the only actor I liked throughout the whole movie. The fact that Rider Strong is toted on the movie synopsis by Netflix, as well as the paper sleeve (usually reserved for the stars of the film) is just annoying, as the guy makes only a cameo in the opening two minutes of the film. The overall of the film just annoyed the hell out of me, and I would not recommend this to anyone, especially if you liked the first movie at all. Terrible.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.