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THE RAGE: CARRIE 2
1999 / Horror
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7.3 / 10
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Directed by Katt Shea and Robert Mandel
Written by Rafael Moreu
Starring Emily Bergl, Jason London, Dylan Bruno, Amy Irving and Zachery Ty Bryan

A horrible massacre strikes up after an outcast teenage girl is taunted by a group of high school jocks who are unaware of her cutthroat telekinetic powers.

The following tags are associated with this movie: Telekinesis
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The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
Review by Bradley Frohloff

8 / 10
The plotline of Carrie White's father passing the gift/curse of telekinesis down to another child, albeit decades later, is a better idea for a sequel than many other lame storylines that have been used to continue other movies.

It does follow a fairly similar path to the original in terms of how the movie progresses. They establish that she is an outcast, a boy is being nice to her and at some point she is made to think that he is in on an elaborate prank to humiliate her and then we are treated to a finale of telekinetic mayhem. There is a romantic element added to this film and it does have a fairly chilling jump scare at the end.

It's nowhere near as good as the original movie but I do think The Rage: Carrie 2 is a good sequel for the 90's and I enjoy it quite a lot.
The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
Review by Michael Mahoney

7 / 10
I wasn't a big fan of the first Carrie, and this sequel follows much in the same vein as the original, but luckily, The Rage: Carrie 2 is undeniably a better film. Okay, that last part is a joke, before I start getting angry messages sent my way, but it is true that I did tend to enjoy this film more than the classic 1976 movie, so take from that what you will.

What stood out first about this film was all the recognizable faces. Few of these characters (save Dylan Bruno's) are all that important, but it was still nice. Dylan Bruno, as the main antagonist, is an actor I know rather well from the television series Numb3rs, so seeing him much earlier on was interesting (though he definitely didn't look like a high school student). He did great as a rapist jackass here, which, for some reason, didn't surprise me.

Zachery Ty Bryan also did well as a jackass rapist, which definitely felt right. Bryan's not a name that I knew beforehand, but as soon as I saw his face, I thought to myself, 'Isn't that Brad from Home Improvement?' and indeed it was. His character was despicable here, what with being a rapist, so it was an interesting change from how I usually see him. Mena Suvari and Eddie Kaye Thomas appeared together later the same year in American Pie, as Heather and Finch, respectively. Rachel Blanchard was in an indie comedy/drama I liked from 2008 titled Growing Op.

The main two characters (Emily Bergl and Jason London) are completely unknown to me, but both did a pretty fine job. Bergl was possibly too attractive to really emulate Sissy Spacek's performance, but she still did a memorable job (though I didn't care for the whole tattoo thing at the end). London was solid throughout, and though he was also probably a rapist, he was one of the few likable characters in the film. Of course, Amy Irving (only individual to come back from the original film) was decent, but honestly, she didn't amount to much aside giving a reason to show flashbacks from the original.

A big problem I had with the film dealt with the amount of utterly unlikable characters in the film. Like I said, Bergl and Londons' characters were both good, but many of the characters were either rapists or those who have no problem with rapists (such as the town government, as the movie shows, which isn't uncommon when the rapist in question is a football player). Seeing many of them get killed was the most fun this movie had to give us, but at the same time, since only unlikable characters were killed, I don't know if it's necessarily the best choice.

At times, it's true that the special effects are somewhat awful (especially during the horrific dream sequence at the end), but I thought they got more right (glasses shattering, the shards flying into the wearer's eyes) than they did wrong. I somewhat question the black-and-white sequences, as they seemed unnecessary, and the flashbacks to the first movie didn't feel particularly relevant either.

I'll say this for The Rage: Carrie 2 - I enjoyed it more than I did the first one. But it's still not a movie I particularly liked that much. The finale was pretty solid, and perhaps the best sequence of the film (though easily lacking the emotional resonance the first one had), but for much of the film, though I found it more relatable than the first movie, I simply found it passable, not good. 6.5/10 (rounded up to 7/10 to fit site's format).
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