Director: Takashi Shimizu
Writer: Takashi Shimizu
Cast: Shin’ya Egawa, Takashige Ichise, Kunio Kawakami, Yoshinori Kumazawa, Haruhiko Matsushita, Hiroki Numata
Running Time: 95 min.
By Mighty Peking Man
They should have called this movie Ju-On II: Overkill – not only would this title sound cool, but it’s one hell of a double-pun. Like most people, I never expect sequels to be as good as their originals, but Ju-On 2 is too much of the same sh*t, only weaker. Much weaker.
Like the first movie, we get some ( or should I say less) of those startling, jump-out-of-your-seat moments; but this time, they’re tiresome, uninventive and just plain stupid (unless you think “crawling hair” is first-class horror). If the two Ju-On TV-movies (released between the first film and this one) were crud, then Ju-On 2 isn’t far behind.
If you’re a completest, give it a shot. If anything, it’s a good popcorn movie that’ll scare children for sure, but if you’re expecting a solid sequel, then you’ll probably be very disappointed.
Go back to school, Toshio. You’re not scary anymore.
Mighty Peking Man’s Rating: 5/10