Three interwoven stories about a terrible curse. A young woman encounters a malevolent supernatural force while searching for her missing sister in Tokyo; a mean high school prank goes horribly wrong; a woman with a deadly secret moves into a Chicago apartment building.
Anna Rydell returns home to her sister (and best friend) Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother, aloof father, and the presence of a ghost in their home.
While driving on the road with his fiancée Kayla, Max Matheson has a serious car accident and they both die. However, Max is resuscitated and one year later he is an emotionally disturbed man with the guilty complex for the murder of his beloved fiancée and under psychological treatment with Dr. Beaumont. When his father Jack Matheson reopens the Mayflower Department Store in New Orleans, his security guard Henry Schow has an accident and Jack invites Max to be his replacement to help in his cure. Max accepts the job and his father introduces him to the store manager Keller Landreaux; the buyer Jenna McCarty; and the vice-president of operations Ryan Parker. Max has visions of a dead woman and he foresees the death of Jenna and Ryan in the mirror. Sooner Max finds that he has the ability to see Eleanor Reigns, an employee that is missing, and he contacts her sister Elizabeth Reigns to know details of her disappearance. He finds that Jenna, Ryan and Keller were responsible for a ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The mirror reflections never speak, but simply give silent clues to their intentions. See more »
(at around 20 mins) When Jenna turns around in front of the mirror and starts to disrobe before stepping into the shower, the top of a white cover over her crotch can be seen. See more »
It was my fault. I was the one driving when it happened.
After the accident, I started seeing things, things that couldn't be real. But I'm not crazy.
I know. Your father knows. Anyone who knows you knows that.
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Sequels normally aren't as good as the original film, but often times they are good films in their own right. They can be inferior for a variety of reasons; made without heart, straying too far from the story, or perhaps worst of all staying too close to it. When a sequel is more like a loose remake of the first film it makes one wonder what the point of making it was. The first 'Mirrors' in my book is one of the better Horror films of the last several years and quite underrated, but if a sequel was never made it wouldn't be the end of the world. But it was announced Fox was prepping one for home video, which is usually not a good sign. Once in a while the film turns out to be worthy, but unfortunately in this case it's just another forgettable straight to video effort.
Pros: Some decent performances, some by actors who deserve better material. Good score. Fast paced all the way. Some memorable and brutal deaths. Also the effects, gore and visual, are pretty good. Not a bad twist.
Cons: Plot is just a reworking of the original's. Completely lacking in suspense. Not one bit scary. Most of the characters are poorly developed. Also some of the performances leave something to be desired. Twist is poorly executed. Ending is anticlimactic. Very drab looking.
Final thoughts: After watching this it's easy to see why it wasn't given a theatrical release. There's some good in this film, but it's mired in mediocrity thanks largely to a lukewarm script and a few off performances. It's like they weren't even trying this time and what we're left with is basically a mediocre sequel-cum-remake of a much better and more effective Horror flick. Skip it.
My rating: 2/5
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