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Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed

Hi, everyone. “Moriarty” here with some Rumblings From The Lab…

Nice of Vern to go out of his way to review this sequel since he reviewed the original for us. Personally, I thought this one smelled like a direct-to-video sequel when we watched it at BNAT 5 this year, and I’m not really aching to see any further adventures of the Ginger Snaps sisters. Not every horror film has to inspire a franchise if it makes a few dollars, folks. Anyway… enough from me. Here’s Vern.

What’s up boys–

A while back I reviewed for you boys a real good canadian teen werewolf picture called GINGER SNAPS PART 1. That was a real smart and original low budget picture for the teenage girls sort of like HEATHERS but with less showoffy dialogue and more werewolves and crap.

Well today I got me a special treat and that was a screener of GINGER SNAPS 2: UNLEASHED. There are alot of part twos coming to the video market this year and it’s very exciting but I guarantee none will be as good as this one. Also I know I had nothing to do with it but still I feel like I should personally apologize for that title. It means nothing! I mean might as well be GINGER SNAPS: RESURRECTION. Or reloaded or full throttle or farewell to the flesh. Or GS2 RETURN OF THE SNAPPING GINGER. That’s just a dumb title. Other than that I got no complaints about this well made sequel.

Ginger Snaps: UnleashedAs you remember (well, I didn’t, but I’ve been punched in the head alot) our young female werewolf friend Ginger died at the end of GINGER SNAPS PART 1 (pre-unleashing). And her younger sister Brigette was left with the werewolf in her blood. In the world of this movie (Canada, I guess) werewolves do not turn back and forth from human to wolf, they turn slowly but permanently from human to wolf. Let’s call it being unleashed.

Well Brigette doesn’t want to be unleashed so we find her living in a ratty apartment shooting up wolfsbane and cutting herself repeatedly to time how long it takes to heal. (These movies show sympathy for outcasts and fuckups, so it makes sense that she would appear to be a junkie and a cutter.) But she gets attacked by a werewolf, faints in the snow, and wakes up locked up in rehab. Where it’s much harder to get syringes and wolfsbane. Which could cause problems for a young gal on the verge of unleashment.

Like I said the movie is called Ginger Snaps 2 Unleashed so of course it’s gotta have Ginger (the one who snapped) somewhere in there. So what they do is they have her sort of haunting Brigitte and giving her crap, like that fucker in American Werewolf. But she sort of disappears right around the time Brigitte makes friends with a crazy little girl in the hospital named Ghost. (The girl’s grandma is all burnt up and she likes comics and they share the rehab with a burn ward or something and it’s a long story just watch the fucking movie asshole what do I look like, the guy who does cliff’s notes? Cliff, I guess would be his name? jesus.) At this point Brigitte starts to be more like her older sister, she starts going through a Sexual Awakening type deal (her unleashing is a metaphor for that exact type deal) and like many teenage girls is attracted to the biggest asshole guy around. (Actually the only guy – an orderly who gives the patients drugs in exchange for blowjobs.)

No, come to think of it there is one other dude in the movie. There’s a werewolf that keeps showing up because he wants to do Brigitte. He keeps blowin his shot though so instead he just mauls people. So that’s another reason why this gal has to get the fuck out of there. Things could get ugly. They could get unleashed.

Hey did anybody else see the ad they have now for ads? I swear on the holy nuts of Jesus that I saw an ad where a coke-like bottle spins around and reveals a coke-like logo that says “Advertising.” At first I thought it was for adbusters or something but it turned out to be from the Advertising Council. Are you fucking kidding me? You need an AD for ADS? I never understood why they needed ads for milk or cotton, but this is so much more nuts. Trust me guys, even if every single person in this country who does not work in advertising woke up one morning and decided to burn every TV set, paint over every billboard, tear out every ad in every magazine and every newspaper, shred every t-shirt with a corporate logo, throw Grimace and the Afflack duck in Guantanamo Bay with no charges, and line up and execute every single person ever associated with Regal Cinema’s “The Twenty”… and then if we all hopped on the George W. Bush Memorial Super Anti-Steroids Rocket to Mars to leave this burning pile of advertising wreckage in the dust, never to be seen or spoken of again… even then, I guaranfuckingtee you we’d get there and there’d be a fuckin’ McDonalds “I’m Lovin’ It” billboard on the ancient martian pyramids. And the ghosts of mars would come out and their piercings would have the Nike swoosh on them and their tattoos would all be advertising logos like god damn NASCAR patches and they’d be holding Nokia cell phones and singing about pepsi and they’d be sweating martian gatorade and I don’t know how this is even possible but they’d definitely have popup ads shooting out of their asses. WE CANNOT ESCAPE ADVERTISING. THERE IS NO NEED TO ADVERTISE FOR THE CONCEPT OF ADVERTISING. THERE WILL NEVER AND HAS NEVER BEEN A NEED TO ADVERTISE ADVERTISING. YOU PEOPLE ARE FUCKING INSANE AND YOU’RE RUINING EVERYTHING. GOD DAMN IT. p.s. fuck all y’all.

Oh yeah but anyway.

UNLEASHED is not from the same director as GINGER SNAPS PART 1 but it’s directed by the editor of that one. And it’s got the same sort of spirit, tone and etc. Dark humor, but never jokey. Sympathetic toward weirdos, psychopaths and even the asshole orderly. Character driven, monsters mostly off screen, but a little better with the makeup effects this time. And the teenage girl themes, puberty and all that crap.

At the same time it’s not a retread at all. Different setting, different story, different characters except for Brigitte, who is different in this movie than she was in the last one. (She looks a little prettier and less like that hermaphrodite in SLEEPAWAY CAMP, but I still wish she kept her pants on.) And the acting in this one is great, especially the little girl that plays Ghost. That was a good find on the part of the Canadians. First they get health care and affordable medicine and mostly stay out of the war, now this. When will we ever catch up with these guys.

This is pretty much the ideal sequel. Not like BLADE II where you think HOLY FUCK HOW DID THEY MAKE A SEQUEL THAT FUCKING SPECTACULAR? but more like, you know, maybe the first one is technically better but this one really lives up to it real good.

I predict that most people who liked the first one, except the ones who get on your nerves anyway, will enjoy this movie. I also predict that Entertainment Weekly will use the phrase “wolfgirl interrupted” somewhere in their review.

see you around boys thanks for everything

your friend

Vern

Thanks, man. Always a pleasure to hear from you.

“Moriarty” out.

Originally posted at Aint-It-Cool-News: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/16934

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  • Feb. 4, 2004, 9:18 a.m. CST

    FIRST!!! U GODDAMN MICHAEL BAY WORSHIPPING ASS MUNCHERS!

    by Goon Bighead

    THIS MOVIE WILL ROCK SO SAYETH GOON

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 9:20 a.m. CST

    “This is pretty much the ideal sequel. Not like BLADE II where y

    by rev_skarekroe

    With that line, you’ve invalidated your every other opinion you care to utter. In MY opinion. sk

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Ginger Snaps 2 was released theatrical in Canada

    by SPKx

    Not that it really mattered. Just FYI.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 9:52 a.m. CST

    I’m with Skarekroe and Darthshithead

    by Fish Tank

    Anybody that truly believes Blade II was better than Blade I is not a credible source for film reviews. Blade II was almost as bad as Daredevil.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 10:11 a.m. CST

    I have seen this one as well

    by ThingsThatTimDog

    Its a descent little flick but not as good as the original. The film is sorely lacking the presence of the uber sexy Katherine Isabelle. She pops in for a couple scenes and then she disappears completely until a 1/2 second shot near the end. ***Instead the film is carried by Emily Perkins who actually does an excellent job. She does indeed look better than she did in the first film but now she (intentionally) has that grungy junky vibe. She basically carries the film on her back and typically out acts everyone in the scene with her. Ghost is played by Tiffany Maslany. I found her character a little over the top and useless. Her acting at times was spot on creepy and at others laugh worthy. Katherine Isabelle, as mentioned earlier, is in this film for a grand total of maybe 3 minutes. Certainly not long enough to earn her image on the poster.****The Werewolf special effects have indeed improved with the sequel. Now they are just bad. The wolf, who I assume was the boy fucked by Ginger in the first film, has been tracking Brigitte with the intent of sleeping with her. He proves his affections by slaughtering everyone around her and attacking her too. He’s a sweety.****While the first Ginger Snaps tied the idea of Lycanthropy with menstruation, puberty and sexual discovery this film uses the allegories of sex, drugs and secret cutting. Brig cuts herself to see how fast she heals but you (purposefully) are also given the impression she likes it just a little too.*****All in all, I think it is a good film and certainly worthy of release considering all the dreck Bollywood has been dumping on us the last couple of years. Perkins does a good job with her role but the film is hurt by the lack of Kathy Isabelle’s magnetic presence, and the addition of that creepy Ghost character. 3.0 Stars out of 5.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 10:32 a.m. CST

    For the record, I found ThingsThatTimDog’s mini review 100 time

    by Damitol

    I loved Ginger Snaps. I found out about it completely due to this site, rented the Blockbuster abortion U.S. bare bones DVD release, then ordered the *real* extras packed DVD from Canada. I will admit that hottie Katherine Isabelle drew me into the first one, but the story and Emily Perkins helped to make it a keeper. Since I am highly suspect of all things that end in “II” when it comes to movies, I’ll probably follow a similar path and rent this one first to make sure it’s got some “rewatch” factor, then order the Canadian DVD. If you haven’t seen Ginger Snaps but enjoy werewolves, buckets of blood, dark humor and good Buffyesque dialog, do yourself a big favor and go rent the first one as least.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Wait a minute – drugs for blowjobs?

    by Beddy Sidious

    I’m in the wrong line of work.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Fish Tank

    by timmer33

    If you read what Vern wrote, he says that Blade II was vastly superior to Blade I. I’m not sure how anyone can disagree with that. I’m not saying Blade II was genius or anything, but it *was* the better movie. Hell, the first Blade stunk so goddamn bad it wasn’t funny. Putting friggin’ sunscreen on allows Vampires out in the daylight? Gimme a fucking break. Blade II was the better film.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 1:25 p.m. CST

    GREAT review dude!

    by elmstreetkid

    i caught this flick on the weekend, and i LOOOVED the original Ginger Snaps. Yessir, us Canadians sure can make a good werewolf film.

    anyway, this review was hilarious, i loved it, props dude!

    and everyone who likes a well written little lycanthrope movie, check out UNLEASHED.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Ginger Explodes

    by BankyEdwards2309

    The first time I heard the first title “GingerSnaps” I thought it was going to be the ultimate slasher/uber dyke movie starring those loveable roguettes..The Spice Girls in a bio-pic about that air-raid siren voiced harlot .Ginger! But, hark no! it was about teenage girls bleeding everywhere,teasing high school jocks,slaughtering their neighbours dogs..then their neighbour and hen some sort of incestral( is that how u spell it?) murder,in ya own basement,which was nice.

    Then I thought..aha!! maybe it’s a bio-pic about that ‘other’ loveable rogue( ette)..the man mountain and collosus of the movie scoop world..The Laird of Texas himself..Mr H. Knowles with the possibility of a sequel where he does indeed..explode!! But ,alas no.Yet again, it’s about shocking teenage Canadian angst ridden girls becoming women and how men are the root of ALL evil..is this Alanis Morrisette the Musical then?

    As long as the movie has no real ginners to turn the popcorn stale and flatten my pepsi then I shall be very grateful.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 1:48 p.m. CST

    We ruled the world once..we’ll do it again..if George let’s us.

    by BankyEdwards2309

    Sooooo..those maple syrup drinking,ice skating,yank hating ( hurray), Vive le France loving Canucks think they now rule the roost when it comes to making low budget, modern day werewolf movies then huh?..Oh yeah!..I have two words for you on that subject..listen up Jean Pierre..or whatever ya name is..DOG SOLDIERS ! It had everything! The British army for once not coming under fire from the USA. Friendly fire, my arse.. lovely scenerey ( even though it was Luxemburg ( look it up.. it’s near Belgium and France.) Guys on stilts growling, lots of football references that Americans wouldn’t understand without asking some one from England.Blood..sausages covered in blood,explosions,lots of good old fashioned British slang and swearing. No one saying “Let’s get outta hear god dammit u guys, y’all”. An English border collie dog (proper hard dog when it wants to be not like your lassie or littlest hob..grrrr) saving the day! and a decent female lead who wasn’t either all girlie cheerleader..”oh my god, we’re all gonna die..let me outta here”. Or, all butch like that one out of Aliens who even i felt like shooting!

    Ok. so I’ve tarred u Canadians with the same brush as those Yanks a bit here,but hey..half of you don’t even know where Britain is anyway so sod ya’s.. :)

    Rant over..I’ll get me coat.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Ginger Snaps II – 2.5 out of 5

    by Zodlander

    It’s worth a rental, as there are some good scenes, but it really lacked the great dialogue of the first film that made it a classic.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Hey Bankie, we’re the new Brittania. Get over it.

    by Beddy Sidious

    Troll.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 2:39 p.m. CST

    BAD FILM

    by ADGUY

    I went to see it in Toronto the other day and the audience was underwelmed as was I. To bad cause the guys at 49th (the production company) are trying to do things different than your typical Canadian film.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Great!

    by God Emporium

    Thanks for the review! As I live up here in Canada, I’ll go check out the film today…I loved the first GingerSnaps film…the opening credits kicked major a$$. Sure it was a little cheesy, but at least it was smart. Don’t forget–a prequel is coming: GingerSnaps Back and it takes place in the Old Frontier 200 years ago!

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 2:45 p.m. CST

    To say Blade II as almost as bad as Daredevil is fucking ridicul

    by Manaqua

    Blade II has its problems to be sure, buts its far and away better than Daredevil. Seeing films like Daredevil make me know I have a shot at fulfilling my dream of directing a feature, because that shit sucked like hell. No visual style whatsoever. The ‘courting’ fight bit in the playground has got to be one of the gayest things ever committed to celluloid. Embarrassing. Making statements like that gets your geek pass revoked in a lot f circles. M

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 3:41 p.m. CST

    I Have Much Love…

    by FlyingGuillotine

    …for the first movie, can’t wait for the sequel. If it’s even a fraction as good, it’ll still be light years ahead of the “Howling” sequels.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 3:44 p.m. CST

    BTW — The Lovely Ms. Isabelle…

    by FlyingGuillotine

    …is one-third of my holy trinity of horror babes, along wih Lindy Booth and Felicity Mason. Wanted more of her in “FvJ.”

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Ginger Snaps Back? Lame title

    by BillEmic

    Hey, this doesn’t have much to do with Ginger Snaps “Unleashed” – although I do adore Katherine like most of the fellas at AICN – however, I just got to say that I am so glad to FINALLY hear someone rag on that deplorable playground scene in Daredevil. It’s been almost a year since that movie came out and still some people herald it as an excellent superhero movie. Let me tell you, DD was so atrocious and terrible, it literally made me grimace and cringe in my seat! I looked like I was suffering from food poisoning. That movie took itself so painfully serious despite the fact that it had a shitty script, poor direction, and the characterization was WAY, WAY off (DD gleefully murders someone? What?!). Not to mention the action/fight sequences were horrible. Even Steven Seagal blows that shit away. Anyway, in conclusion, DD deserves more shit thrown upon it. At least Blade II was friggin’ ENTERTAINING and FUN to watch. It had plenty of style and offered some good escapist fun, while maintaining a dark and gore-laden edge.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Blade 2: Said what I meant, meant what I said

    by Vern

    Yes, BLADE 2 is the ultimate sequel. No, I am not saying it is better than the original. The original is a classic that came out of nowhere. It had no right to be as great as it is. Wesley Snipes, somehow cool again? In a marvel comics vampire techno music martial arts movie? How is this possible? It’s a great fuckin movie. But BLADE II is almost more of a miracle because who would think lightning would strike twice with two different directors? Although Mr. Del Toro is obviously a genius (see Cronos and Devil’s Backbone) I’m still surprised he matched the tone of the first picture so well while putting Blade into a completely different setting and set of characters, with weirder and more sympathetic villains, more elaborate effects and better fight scenes. Let me put it this way. Ginger Snaps 2 did not disappoint me. I had no complaints. It was as good as I could ask for. BLADE II fuckin blew me away. It was WAY better than I could have asked for. Off the map. I really believe most fans of GINGER SNAPS will enjoy the sequel. I don’t think most of them will LOVE it. I reviewed BATTLE ROYALE 2 recently and I’m not surprised most people hate it, even though I really enjoyed it. Those are debatable topics. But BLADE II? Give me a fuckin break man. Yeah, I can see how someone might not enjoy that movie. Like, if you were someone who hates the earthman and his capacity for creativity. The only legitimate complaint you could have about BLADE II is that it is TOO FUCKING AWESOME. I’m not surprised there are people who CLAIM Blade II is garbage, because there are also people who ride around in canoes wearing diapers and put pictures of it on the internet. But I mean come on, just because you have some freaky ass weirdo hobby of hating BLADE II doesn’t mean you have to take it out on me. I am willing to accept you as a human being despite your quirks. we’re all in this together man despite you being wrong and me being right. no offense. thanks for the input though bud.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 4:08 p.m. CST

    yeah, the title is lame

    by God Emporium

    But that’s what’s kind of fun about these movies. they’re a little cheeseball but pretty decent at the end of the day. I’m going to see Unleashed in a couple hours and I’ll let you know if it passes muster. We’re not talking Oscarworthy pics here, fellow geeks…Also, when I saw DD I laughed all the way through. People around me and my girlfriend didn’t get what was so funny! ha ha…oh well…Chris Nolan’s Batman should help ease the pain.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Blade II stigma

    by BillEmic

    Don’t ask me why (some) people have such a vendetta against Blade II. I definitely agree with you, Vern – it kicked ass. It had something for everyone: scenes for action junkies, for gore hounds, for martial arts fans. It expanded on the first film, progressed the storyline, and above all it was a hell of a lot of fun. If you don’t like Blade II then you don’t really like comic book films, as far as I’m concerned. Because that was pretty darn close to a live-action comic book. You can have Daredevil and Hulk if you want. Watch those until your eyes bleed. But for people that just like a good movie – a fun, action packed movie – Blade II succeeds on every level. My only concern with Blade III (or “Trinity”) is I’m unsure how well David Goyer can direct action. Also, that Van Wilder guy is going to be a hurdle to overcome before I let myself enjoy the movie. Still, Blade II is a classic. The only thing I can really rag on is some of the way too obvious uses of CGI during fight sequences – but even those instances were few and far between and the CGI still looked better than Van Helsing.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 5:13 p.m. CST

    saw the 1st last month

    by Louis P.

    I had it recorded for a while but never got around to watching it. I’m glad I did, I was pretty impressed. I’m not one that goes for the horror movies to often but “Ginger Snaps” had such a good tone, story, and characterization it ended up just sucking me in.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 6:20 p.m. CST

    GINGER SNAPS 2 HAS BEEN OUT ON THE INTERNET FOR 2 WEEKS NOW

    by jigga422

    you wont be getting any proper reviews. They’ll all be from the Dvd Screener thats out on the net right now. Good quality one too. Check out suprnova.org or www.digital-update.com

    How the hell do the film makers let a DVD screeener of all things get leaked so early? must be costing them.

    As for the movie itself. It is really freaking good. Darker than the original and with less of a “hip” mtv attitude to it, this one has some great performances in it , pretty much from all the cast … also wait to till u see a whole room of young chicks start masturbating … nice …

    and the ending .. well lets say the ending has a nice twist to it. It kinda left me feeling the same way as when I say the ending to the Fly 1. Not the same thing mind u, so theres no spoilers there, it just had the same mood to it.

    Do ur self a favour and hire or download it. Its a worthy sequel. Now lets wait for the prequel thats gonna come out later this year. thats set in the 18th century …

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 6:36 p.m. CST

    If you ever wanted to see Whitney Fordman from Smallville get hi

    by Glen Quagmire

    then this is the movie for you! I didn’t really like it … but that doesn’t mean it’s a terrible filme. I just liked the 1st one WAAAAAY better. The Group Masturbation scene is worth the Price of Admission though. OH!

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 8:55 p.m. CST

    “She looks a little prettier and less like that hermaphrodite in

    by Anti-fanboy

    Heheh, right square on the head, as usual. Great review/commentary, Vern. You’re the best, man.

  • Feb. 4, 2004, 11:32 p.m. CST

    finally got to see the original

    by Silverhour

    and I really enjoyed it. Didn’t care too much for their version of a werewolf, though. The slow tranformation promised a really kick ass beastial creature, and instead we got a mostly-hairless gorilla looking thing with a cat-like face. From what I understand this one is promising a better looking wolf.

  • Feb. 5, 2004, 2:23 a.m. CST

    But is Mimi Rogers in it?

    by Wild At Heart

    She had a lot of fun with that role. I’d rather see Mimi in more ‘Ginger Snaps’ ripoffs than ex-beau Tommy Tryhard in a dozen ‘Last Samurais’.

  • Feb. 5, 2004, 8:36 a.m. CST

    HAH – I just got it!! Gingersnaps un-LEASHED!!! Gedditt???

    by Garko

    UN – LEASHED…..leash, like as in dog or WOLF!!

    Hah! This is going to be better than Underworld!

  • Feb. 5, 2004, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Right on Vern Blade 2 kicked ass!

    by Eyegore

    I’m with ya man. Sometimes I wonder about the people who post here…you can name any great movie that’s come out and guaranteed someone here will piss all over it, and others will jump on the bandwagon. It’s all about beiong on the bandwagon and low self-esteem I suspect.

  • Feb. 5, 2004, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Yeah Blade II was a great film…

    by Fish Tank

    If you like unconvincing CGI stunt men, boring fight sequences, bad pacing, Ron Perlman’s worst performance ever (basically rehashing his performance in Alien Ressurection), and the fact that EVERYONE even Vampire nobles know Martial Arts and WWE wrestling moves. THEN it’s a good movie. Yup.

  • Feb. 5, 2004, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Oh, and nice Talk Back order

    by Fish Tank

  • Feb. 5, 2004, 4:08 p.m. CST

    More on Blade 2 and Blade 3

    by Vern

    Oh come on fellas, knock it off. I thought you all loved the comic strips and everything, and yet when Mr. Del Toro comes along and makes by far the best comic book action in a movie to date, you are whining about it a year later. Yes, it is true that in a couple shots the CGI stunt men are not 100% photorealistic. That is because it is a special effect, like King Kong or the giant rock in that Indiana Jones movie you guys love. It is not real. That’s what they do in movies now, they use optical illusions such as miniatures, costumes, and puppets to make moving images that represent things that are not real. There has hardly ever been one that fooled somebody into thinking it was actually real. So keep waiting I guess, maybe some day you will think that Blade really did jump up 15 feet in the air and do a double flip and land in the exact pose that he landed in in that one part in BLADE 1. Anyway most of that stuff (invented fo BLADE 2) does look pretty real and it’s great to see fights where characters can swing each other’s heads through cement pillars, knock each other through walls, etc. These characters are from comic books but it was Del Toro (right before Raimi and then Lee) who first realized shit, why don’t we ANIMATE these characters so they can move the way they do when they’re just drawings? And yes, all the vampires do know martial arts, because it is a sequel to the movie BLADE. Duh. * * * As for BLADE 3, I hear you bud. I’m nervous too. I don’t see how lightning can strike in the same place 3 times. That didn’t even happen to Jim Caviezel. But I’m holding out hope because Goyer did direct ZIG ZAG which was pretty good, and he was very involved in the making of the first two BLADE movies so hopefully he’s picked up some things along the way. It seems risky (I wish they would’ve waited a few years for Del Toro to be free) but I’m not going to write it off yet. like I will some of these newsies who still don’t understand BLADE II. Come back to us ten years from now and apologize, please. thanks boys.

  • Feb. 5, 2004, 5:46 p.m. CST

    YOWLING

    by TomVee

    Anything has to be better than those THE HOWLING sequels. God, were they all awful, one worse than the next. Or is that last? FInally broke down and bought THE HOWLING. Looks pretty dated today. AMERICAN WEREWOLF holds up much better.

  • Feb. 6, 2004, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Blade II was downright cunnilingual!

    by Beddy Sidious

    That is all.

  • Feb. 8, 2004, 12:04 p.m. CST

    THE WORST DAMNED MOVIE I’VE SEEN IN A WHILE!

    by Jarek

    Saw this at a press screening before it opened and damn, did it suck. I don’t understand all the love for the Ghost character. She conveniently reads werewolf comics and can help bridgette? Isn’t that one of those improbably horror movie cliches films try and avoid these days? And the final “plot twist” was so groan inducing and stupid I wanted my money back. Except I didn’t pay for the movie. I still felt cheated though. The director was onhand at the screening and i kept wanting to walk by him and say “man that sucked”. Luckily, I’m a little more polite than that.

  • Feb. 9, 2004, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Ginger Snaps and Blade II

    by Lion Fire

    I never knew Ginger Snaps existed until I caught it on some crappy second rate movie channel like Stars or something. I thought it was a cute movie but boy I didn’t expect it to have a sequel. Kinda like From Dusk til Dawn. How in the fuck can you have a sequel to that movie? I have no idea my friends but they made..what?…3 sequels to it? Ugh that’s fucked up. Now for Blade.. The first Blade was fucking awesome.. I loved every second of it.. the club scene under the “butcher” shop with the blood and the rave.. damn that was cool. The way the vampires died was a little bit far fetched………..not that i know personally.. umm.. anyway.. Blade II was a bit more typical mainstream crap.. but still badass… the rave scene in that movie was cool as shit.. the Tao of the Machine song was kick ASS… I think the Blade movies really capture the darkness well. Anyone who doesn’t like those movies are probably the “that couldn’t happen in real life” types. But maybe not.. not really worried about it.. I know they kick ass and that’s all that matters. I saw some info about Blade 3 being in the works. Will be interesting to see what that’s going to be about. I’m sure AICN will have the low down on it.

VERN has been reviewing movies since 1999 and is the author of the books SEAGALOGY: A STUDY OF THE ASS-KICKING FILMS OF STEVEN SEAGAL, YIPPEE KI-YAY MOVIEGOER!: WRITINGS ON BRUCE WILLIS, BADASS CINEMA AND OTHER IMPORTANT TOPICS and NIKETOWN: A NOVEL. His horror-action novel WORM ON A HOOK will arrive later this year.

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One Response to “Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed”

  1. Cheers for the Ginger Snaps reviews man. I saw about 20 mins of a bad werewolf movie years back called SILVER BULLET which i foolishly confused with GINGER SNAPS so didnt bother watching that ( are ye with me?) until i read yer review and realized i was wrong. Anyhoo …GINGER SNAPS was very good but :UNLEASHED really got me in the hairy howlattheMoon bits. Lots of originality in story and character …Ghost is brilliant (even better than May from MAY) and one of the best endings i’ve come across in horror in recent years ….. cheers!

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