Friday, 4 February 2011

DVD Review: Mirrors 2 - Nick Stahl, Emmanuelle Vaugier and Evan Jones

Release Date: 24/01/11


When Max (Nick Stahl), who is recovering from a traumatic accident, takes a job as a nighttime security guard, he begins to see visions of a young mysterious woman in the store's mirror in Mirrors 2, the follow-up to 2008's Mirrors.


If you were a fan of the original starring Kiefer Sutherland then this one might come as a bit of a shock as the only real similarity with this film is that it featured the use of mirrors by an entity and our principle hero is a Night-watchman. What you could say it had more in common with plot wise was films like Stir of Echoes and Phone and whilst taking the best elements of both, the screen writing really didn’t live up to what it could have been.

The plot outline was weak and some of the reasoning for vengeance against the few felt very grainy to say the least and whilst some form of retribution was demanded I would have felt some disfiguring would have been the extent as to what was required rather than full on murder torture.

Add to this that the cast performed fairly badly (possibly due to yet again poor script writing) and you were left feeling that no one really ever did anything but go through the motions leaving the Special Effects crew to pick up the shortfall with a decidedly small budget with some poorly shot angles that revealed some of the tricks.

All in this film felt sadly like a cash in on the more famous predecessor and as such proves the rule that usually sequels are inferior to the original. If you haven’t seen the original then do so and wait for this one to hit the £5 budget section.

1 comment:

Angela Addams said...

Okay, so the cover is enough to make me want to buy this book - very cool, will be heading out to the book store later I think!