Directed by Takashi Shimizu. Written by Shimizu and Stephen Susco. Starring Amber Tamblyn, Arielle Kebbel, Sarah Roemer, Edison Chen, Jennifer Beals, Teresa Palmer, Christopher Cousins and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Plot: the curse from the first movie is out and makes it’s way to a Chicago apartment building.
First, let me tell you that this movie goes back and forth between past and present and also jumps from person to person and it’s annoying. It does it just too much. So, there are 3 stories that you’re paying attention to. One is about a woman moving in with her new husband and his children in a Chicago apartment building. Two is about 2 girls who dare another girl to sit in the closet of the haunted house in Tokyo. And three is about Aubrey (Tamblyn), Karen’s (Gellar) sister, who comes to Tokyo to visit Karen in the hospital and figure out what’s happening exactly.
There’s a great cast. DJ just loves all the girls running around. And it’s scary. We wouldn’t watch this one alone either. We liked the movie, we did, but it had more bad things than good. Like, there’s no boobs in a locker room full of girls. And the editing isn’t good. It’s unrealistic (one minute the boy is so scared he’s hiding in his own closet and the next minute he’s brave enough to go into the neighbor’s house alone because he hears a weird noise). Also, SPOILER ALERT, everyone dies. Even the little kids. It’s messed up.
We liked it a little bit, but it’s certainly not the best movie of the Grudge franchise.
My score: 49. DJ’s score: 44.