The best stuff in this ridiculously conceived sequel to Brian De Palma's groundbreaking '70s classic are the occasional, too-brief flashbacks to De Palma's groundbreaking '70s classic. They occur in the mind of Sue Snell (... more »Amy Irving, shamelessly reprising her role), the only main character left alive during Carrie's prom revenge freakout. After a brief stint in an insane asylum, Snell is now a therapist at a suburban high school and is currently counseling Rachel Lang (Emily Bergl). Rachel isn't like other girls. When Rachel gets really mad, she moves things with her mind. Rachel's been really mad lately, because her best friend jumped from a rooftop in the first 10 minutes of this movie. Even though there's absolutely no development of this relationship, don't doubt it: we know they're best friends because they have matching tattoos. Rachel's friend lost it because she was the latest victim in a fun game that members of the football team play off the field in which they keep a running count of how many girls they can seduce, using a rating scale based on appearance. Of course, there's a nice one, Jesse (Jason London), who feels guilty about playing the game and falls for Carrie, er, Rachel. Everything appears to be changing for Rachel, but Jesse's friends have other plans. Snell knows what's up, however, and it's pretty funny watching her explain it to Rachel: "I've been through this movie before" is essentially what she says, but Rachel doesn't want to hear that she's not an original character, that she's a cheap, slightly hardened and revised '90s rip-off with no autonomy. It makes Rachel want to move things with her mind. --Dave McCoy« less
James B. (wandersoul73) from LINDALE, TX Reviewed on 6/18/2009...
All in all an enjoyable film.
Terry Richard | Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada | 03/24/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
""The Rage...Carrie 2" is a worthy sequel to the 1976 blockbuster that starred Sissy Spacek. Released in 1999, "Carrie 2" follows the story of Rachel Lang, a highschool introvert being harrassed by her classmates, mainly male jocks out for a good time. After being accused by the boys for reporting their devious behavior to the police, Rachel is threatened and tormented until she can no longer stand it. She, like the original Carrie, possesses telekinetic powers and she uses these powers to wreck vengence on her tormentors. Amy Irving reprises her role from the original "Carrie" film. The DVD is double sided with both full and widescreen presentations and there are a slew of bonuses including an alternate ending, extra scenes, audio commentary, and a collectible booklet. Although out-of-print "The Rage...Carrie 2" is a must-own for everyone's horror movie collection."
A very Under-rated Masterpiece...
Ghoste Kruegar x | Maryville,TN | 02/13/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is awesome. To Hell with all the stupid, imaginationless critics who panned this horror film. TRY This! seriously, it is a good film that has unfortunantly become a lost diamond. Awesome!"
If Looks Could Kill!!
C. Davis | Kansas City, Missouri USA | 02/05/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I personally enjoy this installment as much as I do the original film. The Rage Carrie 2 lives up to my expectations as a sequel that picks up nearly more than 2 decades later, now we get to see Carrie's half sister Rachel take the lead.
The set up of the film is pretty much similer to the original except for some minor detail changes, for one Rachel lives with foster parents because her mother seems to be a bit crazy.
But the overall film is interesting enough to watch and to be entertained by the conclusion towards the end.
The Rage Carrie 2 is like adding a gothic twist to a classic story. "
I loved it
B. E Jackson | Pennsylvania | 02/01/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can honestly say, I can't remember the original Carrie at the moment I'm writing this review, and I probably haven't seen the the film in at least 20 years. Keep that in mind while I write up my thoughts on the Rage: Carrie 2. I can't compare this film to the original.
Emily Bergl nails her performance as a troubled teenager with the incredible power to move objects with her mind. This ability however, wasn't used excessively, which is *exactly* how it should've been used. Abusing such a magical ability would have done more harm than good as far as storyline development is concerned and would have made the story totally unbelievable. Used in small doses however, was much more effective.
Emily's character kept her telekinesis power to herself most of the time, except for when a guidance counselor tried helping her, and accidentally made the girl upset, prompting her to use the power.
The ending of Carrie 2 made any moment of nonsense or boredom you may have experienced beforehand TOTALLY worth it. She goes absolutely nuts, and you have to see what she does with her ability, and what causes her to use it.
As far as the amount of scares is concerned, truth be told there weren't that many. A couple VERY weird scenes had some graphic and shocking shots, and that's about it. Honestly, this entire movie was very weird to me. It had a pacing that was entirely unpredictable, but somehow made sense by the conclusion. I really enjoyed it.
The only complaint is that after a certain point there was a bit too much of a focus on the relationship building between the teenager and her boyfriend which led to a few slightly overlong romantic scenes, but that's a VERY minor flaw.