1.) Tia opens a door in the long abandoned building that was once Jimmy Bones house and is confronted by a scruffy, large black dog. Her first reaction? To ask "How long have you been in here?". A better question would be "How did you get in here?". The dog couldn't have turned the knob.
• How did Patrick buy Jimmy Bone's old house without his father, Jeremiah, knowing about it if his father owns the building? I'm hoping the movie will explain that at some point. But I'd also like to know why he would do that without having it inspected or inspecting the place himself first! He plans to open a club in it, right? That requires licenses, insurance, etc....stuff that would require the place to be inspected by the city and contractors. Yet he didn't know about the labyrinth under the basement and the human bones buried there. (AVERTED: Patrick tells his father he went through a broker so dear old dad wouldn't know it was him...still, that doesn't explain how his father didn't know that someone brought the building. If Jeremiah didn't want the building to ever be sold, couldn't he have just told his holding company that it's not for sale to anyone, ever?)
• Where did Patrick get the money to buy the place anyway? I don't care how run down the neighborhood is, it couldn't have been THAT cheap.
• Tia's the only one that has common sense and brains when they find the remains of Jimmy Bones. She wants to call the police but the others are all like "But then we won't get a permit!". You're not going to get a permit anyway, nitwits. As soon as a building inspector comes over to approve the place HE's going to find the body. (Obviously they got a permit, because the club opens, but that means the city's building inspector should be fired)
2.) Pam Grier's character, Pearl, is one of those movie psychics that really does have psychic powers but everyone else believes she's faking it. I had two aunts that used to tell me they saw spirits and it used to creep me out. I'd never want that kind of psychic power. I'm jumpy enough as it is, if I started seeing dead people all of the time I'd go stark raving bonkers.
• The scene where Pearl is looking at an old photograph of Jimmy Bones and the picture turns its head to stare back at her was genuinely creepy. Gotta give credit where credit is due.
• No matter how many times Pearl tells her daughter, Cynthia to stay away from Jimmy Bone's old house she goes over there anyway. If you're not going to actually do anything to stop her, you might as well stop saying it, lady.
3.) There's a gigantic Mac-truck sized plothole in Lupovich's plan to cover up the murder of Jimmy Bones. After he and Eddie Mack shoot Jimmy and he lay dying on the floor they force Jeremiah, Pearl and Jimmy's bodyguard to stab him with his own butterfly knife with the intention to make it look like they all conspired to kill him. But there is really nothing stopping any of them from going to the police later and explaining that. Lupovich and Eddie Mack's bullets are in the body. It'd be obvious to the Medical Examiner that Jimmy was shot first then stabbed and the others had no reason at all to kill him, especially Pearl.
4.) Patrick finds the dog "Bones" eating the newly deceased Maurice upstairs...then the dog's face kinda morphs into Snoop Dogg's face and he says "the gangsta of love don't eat no fried chicken!" . I'm just wondering how Patrick managed to not crap his pants. I mean, I caught my own dog eating a dead frog once. If he had looked up and said "The gangsta of love don't eat no fried chicken" then I'd have emptied my bladder on the spot.
• You know how Godzilla opens his mouth and shoots radioactive fire from his maw? The dog does this but shoot maggots at Patrick. A lot of maggots in a steady stream. It's freakin' hilarious.
5.) When Jimmy Bones comes back from the dead and goes to kill his old bodyguard, Shotgun, the man realistically begs for mercy. He even asks Jimmy "What else could I have done!?" Jimmy tells him "You could have died with me!". Gosh, Jimmy, selfish much? That's not much of a choice.
• If Jimmy had said "You could have gone to the police afterwards and told them what happened to me!" he'd be more sympathetic.
• For that matter, most of Jimmy's victims are either directly responsible for his murder or scum of the earth drug dealers. With a few exceptions, like Eddie Mack's girlfriend, (she might have been trashy, but she didn't do anything to Jimmy Bones) none of them are exactly innocent. Even Maurice doesn't count...he stole Jimmy's ring off of his dead corpse. Thats pretty much like asking to be ghost-murdered.
• When Shotgun dies it's the fakest blood I've seen in a long time.
6.) Eddie Mack is one of those "special kind" of blockheads. He knows Jimmy is dead, seeing as he was one of the people that murdered him more than 20 years ago. But when Jimmy's ghost comes for his revenge he brags about putting holes in his chest and tries to shoot him. Bro', YOU KNOW he's a ghost. Did you really think those bullets were going to do anything? Did you expect his Jimmy's spirit to go "AAARGH! Ya got me!" and fall over? Moron.
7.) Note to Self: If I ever find myself as a temporary visitor to the Hoary Netherworld do not follow the ghost of any friends that may have passed on. They've either become evil or they're a monster in disguise that will lead me to my doom.
♦ The moment the gang finds the remains of Jimmy Bones is when they all went from somewhat shallow 20-somethings of perhaps reasonable intelligence to Idiot, Ghoulish Knuckleheads. Only Tia thinks it's a good idea to tell the authorities at first. Patrick wants to take care of it after the weekend. (Hey, it's just a dead body that was obviously murdered, it can wait!), Cynthia SEES Jimmy Bone's spirit lurking in the corner and says nothing and Maurice thinks its a good idea to take the diamond ring off of Jimmy Bone's cold dead finger. These kids are begging to be haunted.
♦ Somehow, when the black dog eats, it makes Jimmy Bone's remains grow flesh and organs, "bringing him back to life" or something. How? Why? We don't see Jimmy Bones in any flashback owning a dog. I don't get the connection. Yeah, I've read that the dog is supposed to be the manifestation of Jimmy's ghost, but Cynthia SAW his ghost in the cellar and he was a man then. Why would his spirit manifest itself as a dog just so it could eat and somehow make his remains grow flesh? If he can already be in the physical world as a dog why not be a man already?
♦ The dog is fed raw meat in his bowl, presumably by Tia. Why would she feed the dog raw, fresh meat? If you're going to go to a grocery store to get meat why not get dog food? Save the beef for youself, honey, get Purina for the dog.
Here are some tropes that fit this movie:
As mentioned, most of Bone's victims are criminals so they fit into the categhory of Asshole Victims.
While it's hard to feel bad for Bones sending Lupovich, Jeremiah and Eddie Mack to hell, Shotgun and Pearl didn't wish Jimmy any harm, they were given a Sadistic Choice
Jimmy Bones had no reason to kill Eddie Mack's girlfriend, or Maurice except to hurt his real enemies in Revenge by Proxy
THE BAR TAB
I'm not a big fan of rap music myself, but thats fine as there really isn't a lot of rapping going on in the movie. Snoop Dogg may not be an actor, but he did well enough in this movie. This is the kind of movie you watch and just accept it for what it is. So turn off your brain for minute and enjoy these four beers.