However, other than some chills here and there, The Grudge 2 doesn't offer anything tremendously original or scary, resulting in a largely mixed bag. Hopefully more people will go and see the movie for what it is and not look for Western film theories in an Asian movie. I'm sorry, I don't want to be involved anymore Emi? 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. Finally, the third plot string plays out in Chicago, Illinois, where Trish Jennifer Beals has moved in with her boyfriend Bill Christopher Cousins and his two children, Lacey Sarah Roehmer and Jake Matthew Knight. I have only you, Kyoko Really? There were many scenes that had me very creeped out. Did you find your thing? It kept me entertained for 102 minutes and provided some great scares.
You only have a bit part, so you're not allowed to scream Kikuko? The Grudge 2 is not a complete loss, but it could have been so much better. It soon becomes clear they have picked up an extra passenger - the vengeful child, Toshio, who purposely caused them to crash. The original versions of these films should just be playing in U. According to The Grudge, there's a Japanese belief that when someone dies in a powerful grip of rage, then a curse is left behind. It was as shocking as Elton John coming out of the closet. My dad will tell you that there is a spirit in his coffee mug, a different one then the one in his coffee maker. It's just a 90-minute soundtrack of the weird contortionist chick making that annoying croaking sound.
It's okay she's ready to go good, let's get on the set we'll be right there Chiharu, you screamed Hiromi, I was trapped don't leave me in that house What's wrong with the house? I hear many actors have a sixth sense do you feel anything strange? I think it works fairly well, but one of my complaints is that near the end everything is wrapped up and explained rather quickly. There's absolutely nothing about The Grudge 2 that I can recommend. Come on, snap out of it! Masasi Masasi Can you hear? Of course, as this is a modern horror film, the characters are relatively thin to begin with, but with the constant cutting between stories, it becomes enormously difficult to get a bead on anyone and develop much attachment to them. By now the rules are clear, when characters are alone and everything seems normal, these beings are popping up somewhere to scare the bejesus out of whoever is on screen and attempt to exact their revenge. It's all right, Just shut it off. It's not dull like other horror films where a haunted house just has ghosts and gore.
Oh, yeah, I even half-covered my eyes a few times! It was kind of creepy the first time I heard it, but I've heard it about 12,367 times since 2004, so it's pretty much run its course. That's right, this baby is stocked with jump scenes! Night Shyamalan's films, but slower-paced, understated horror films are a recent trend. The vengeful spirits of Kayako and Toshio return to continue their deadly curse against any living person that cross their path. There was a lot of that during the movie. I've heard many actors have a sixth sense Kyoko, can you feel anything here? I don't want to do this bullshit again oh, I forgot.
Come on, how about some closure? After Sarah Michelle Gellar's cameo, the movie focuses on her sister, but gives her nothing to do. Did you hear it before? The Japanese ghosts creeped me out even more than the time I caught some pervert staring at me in the men's bathroom stall back in my college days. The Grudge 2 isn't a complete bomb, by any means, it is more than disturbing enough in moments to provide some general discomfort that horror films should try to apply. Two great trailers for this movie were Boogeyman and The Ring 2!! Do you know who the guest star is this time? The end result is a chaotic mess with a convoluted storyline that weaves through time without ever indicating it slightly confusing at the start, as there is a two year difference between the events we see throughout the film, but I will refrain from spoilers. This is a most-of-the-time spooky movie.
I'm tired of this kind of program Makes me want to vomit. The Grudge 2 meet Johnny's Worst of 2006 list. . It's okay, you can tell me about it in that house there's a thing waiting in the dark. The acting was good from all.
We learned from The Grudge that there's a Japanese belief that when someone dies in a powerful grip of rage, then a curse is left behind. I felt foolish but my nerves did not care! The idea instead is to present a dreamlike sequence of scenes, with dream logic, where the focus is atmosphere, creepiness, the uncanny, and for many viewers--scares. How well the film works for you will largely depend on how well you can adapt yourself to, or are used to, this different approach to film-making although admittedly, some of the seeming gaps are filled in by previous entries in the Ju-On series. Stop arguing, Let's check Did you really hear it? Unfortunately, it was nowhere near as good as I had hoped. It's a little bothersome, isn't it? In the Grudge the significant relationship is the fact that these tortured spirits don't haunt a location as much as they haunt all associated with the place and time of their greatest pain. I shook my head and sighed. I told you not to get me started.
Yes, I have high hopes, but realistic expectations. Emi, How do you feel? I'm sorry, but even if you have never watched the Asian originals, the creepy girl with the hair in her face and the hitch in her step fails to frighten after two Ring films, Dark Water, Pulse, and, of course, the previous Grudge film. The significance of her eyes flashing into view isn't to tell you who is going to die but to convey the state of the spirits in the film. I had seriously hoped that Takashi Shimizu would bring some of his style to the film. Yes, there were many reports about it A girl was butchered alive she was probably the first. Shoot me if you must. I went to Okinawa on a trip recently, and no one can imagine how desolate it was.