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Rage: Carrie II, The
(1999)
Reviewed by Diane Squires
Rating: 8 Beans

would just like to say in my defense, that I was NOT the one who rented this celluloid insult to horror. It was my sister. This is all her fault. Of course I should know better. Blockbuster is offering to terminate her membership as an act of mercy on her family and friends.

The main difference between Carrie I and Carrie II, is that Carrie I was watchable. It's actually pretty amazing that these filmmakers were able to take a perfectly good movie and by changing a few little details, render it so painfully annoying.

Carrie, uh I mean Rachel, is a huge outcast. Why? Because she painfully awkward, tragically naive and she has a mother who is a total loony? Nope. She's just an abrasive goth girl with a silly tatoo. No biggie. However, since it is absolutely vital that she go nuts and kill a lot of people before the curtains roll, the writers threw in some obnoxious foster parents and a best friend who commits suicide about five seconds after we meet her. That's enough to make Rachel a little ticked.

As fate would have it, Rachel's friend's suicide is the direct result of a cruel game that the popular kids play. You just knew the popular kids had to be involved somehow... While Rachel and the most popular guy in school start the most unlikely romance ever, the others are conspiring to pull a huge prank on guess who... at the biggest social event of the year... for no apparent reason. Truly. Watch the movie. The concept of logic is utterly foreign to these people.

Long story short. Rachel comes to the party. Rachel freaks out. All the doors slam shut. Glass breaks. The building bursts into flames. Stop me when this sounds familiar. Everybody dies, including Amy Irving who reprises her role from "Carrie", only she has so little to do that her most dramatic scene is a flashback of footage from "Carrie". The only part of the scene that is worth watching is the moment when one of the popular boys is shot in the groin with a harpoon, you heard right, a harpoon. There is a long shot of his, uh, equipment which has somehow been severed as well as speared and has landed in the pool, where it slowly floats to the bottom.

Just in case you still are thinking about renting this bomb, allow me to spoil the ending for you. The only person who survives is the popular boyfriend. Turns out he was sincere, which is proof positive that the people who wrote this garbage have no concept whatsoever of reality.

This movie is way more disastrous than any telekinetic rampage. Rent the original Carrie, hell rent Ernest Goes Psycho at the Prom, but leave this one on the shelf.








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