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The Eye 2
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The Eye 2 (2004)

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Plot Summary:
"Pregnant Joey (Shu Qi) teeters on the brink of madness after several fruitless suicide attempts. She's the unwilling recipient of an influx of shadowy images that haunt her pervasively. In an attempt to quell this disturbing phenomenon, she looks up with her secretive ex-lover Sam (Tik Jesadaporn Pholdee), who may be able to shed some light upon the mysterious twilight world descending upon Joey."


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Review Date: 18 October 2005 My Rating: out of 5

 

Danny and Oxide Pang return with the sequel to their hit horror movie and I have to say it was miles better than the first film.

The sequel sees Transporter star Shu Qi as Joey, who tries to commit suicide after her boyfriend dumps her not realizing that she is pregnant. The suicide attempt is a failure, but following the mythology that most people can see ghosts when they are close to death or near to birth, Joey begins to see terrifying spirits who are apparently attacking unborn babies.

The film benefits straight away from an actual plot as opposed to scare sequences strung together by a lead actress, which the filmmakers themselves are quick to point out was the basis for the first film. Shu Qi gives an excellent performance as the vulnerable Joey and there are a couple of jolts to be had here too.

OVERALL SUMMARY
I pretty much hated The Eye so didn't have high hopes for this, but it more than surpassed my expectations. The ending works very well as it finishes with a knowing wink and it left me feeling satisfied.




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