The Grudge 2 (2006)
USA / English
"What Was Once Trapped, Will Now Be Unleashed "In Tokyo, a young woman (Tamblyn) is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister (Gellar). The supernatural force, which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim, brings together a group of previously unrelated people who attempt to unlock its secret to save their lives.
Being a huge fan of the original Ju-On movies, as well as the original
American remake, I was looking forward to this one. But my excitement
dwindled right from the opening scene, as The Grudge 2 quickly became a
predictable and mundane sequel. A typical American-ized sequel that
sadly didn't follow the unique plot of Ju-On 2.
After Sarah Michelle Gellar's cameo, the movie focuses on her sister,
but gives her nothing to do. What seems like a totally separate
storyline inside an apartment building is more distracting than
involving. The scares become very routine and there are so many
characters here, that the viewer cannot become attached to any of them.
The movie does, however, kick it up in the final twenty minutes or so.
And the ending is a lot darker and much more mean spirited than the
original, and for that, it has to earn some points for not taking the
safe way out.
The Grudge 2 is not a complete loss, but it could have been so much
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