Friday, December 31, 2010

The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)

Emily Bergl plays as Rachel Lang, a young telekinetic teen that is tormented by her peers. After attempting to control her powers, she is pushed to the edge by a group of cruel jocks that set her up for embarrassment. This long-delayed sequel is a hip new update with a glossy appearance that was made to appeal to the younger teen audiences in the post-SCREAM era. It is filled with familiar faces from many popular television series, with the welcome addition of Amy Irving reprising her role as Sue Snell (now the school councilor). Bergl and Irving offer up a pair of decent performances in an otherwise bland teen drama that would have been much better suited for prime time rather than the big screen. There is little thought or care put into the development of the plot, as it all dispensable filler used to eat up time until the bitter end. THE RAGE takes no risks, and only provides a teen-friendly rehash of the events from the first film with just a splash of blood.

Rating: 7/10.

7 comments:

  1. Ask and ye shall receive! Any movie that opens with Mena Suvari walking off the roof is classic. It's just so laughably good.

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  2. I cant outright hate it, but they might as well have called this a remake instead of pretending it was an original work by any length of the imagination. Mena can walk off a roof on to my car any day ;) Also literal.

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  3. Well put. I agree that it seemed more like one of the Syfy Channel "original" movies that use a prior concept and one "big" name star to draw you in and you keep watch it waiting for it to be good - and it never does.

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  4. It's what I call a 'Remake-quel.' It's a very cheap and lazy thing.

    You introduce the story as a follow-up and proceed to rehash the same story again.

    If you want another great example, the first hour of 'Beneath the Planet of the Apes.'

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  5. Agreed that this is more of a remake than a sequel. Where the hell has Amy Irving been all these years?

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  6. Amy irving has done some films later on in the 80's as far as i know.

    I have to say emily bergl did a good job playing rachel and i think it's more of a remake than a original story too.

    and it does sounmd like it could be a scifi film. I love this movie. Another one of my favorites.

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  7. I definitely prefer it over the actual remake, which is being watched slash reviewed as we speak

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