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I haven't seen Gonger 1, but this one seems to pick up where the first
one left off. A girl wakes up in the middle of the night, hears some
sounds, she thinks it may be one Philipp, she runs to greet him only to
see a creepy boy, she then falls over a railing and dies.
We then meet Phillip in India. He has the urgency to return to Germany. He borrows a box from a guru, who tells him that in order to solve the problem he will have to die himself.
Once in Germany, Phillip arrives just in time for funeral services in church for the dead girl but he nearly gets kicked out of church. The attendees hold him responsible. When the girl's friend approach him he tells them off and goes to some house that looks like a mixture of a castle, convent, and mansion. The girl's friends arrive there and tell him that they want to help him solve the mystery of the girl's death. The friends are a pretty blonde, 2 guys who serve no purpose, a rocker chick, and a tech geek.
The tech geek sets up all sorts of machine to capture the bad influence. In the meantime people start having dreams and visions with the creepy boy. The boy sets up wicked traps to harm people. But every time something is about to happen someone intervenes.
They set up some device so that Philipp can kill the boy or something of the sort. And at first it looks like it succeeds. They all start partying afterward. But the boy is suddenly back and it's in the last 15 minutes that this movie picks up the pace and tries to explain what goes on.
The production is first rate, the acting OK. There is no attempt to make any of the characters interesting, not even the lead, Philipp. The pretty blonde is, well, very pretty. The rocker chick doesn't get to do anything really. While there is some sense of dread, nothing really happens. The first real death happens 13 minutes before the movie ends. I'm not fond of movies that don't make any effort to be entertaining for hours and then try to cram as much story in the last few minutes. And for a while the explanation is interesting and makes sense. Until the very end when we get some expected twists that really don't make a whole lot of sense.
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