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Ginger Snaps: Unleashed Review

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by AVForums May 1, 2004 at 12:00 AM

    Ginger Snaps: Unleashed Review
    Brigitte is changing. Into something... powerful. And she cannot stop...

    Set some six months after the events of the original Ginger Snaps movie our hairy heroine finds herself alone, desperate to find a cure for the “curse” with which she has been inflicted and swiftly changing into something that finds humans tasty. Injecting monkshood into her veins slows down her transformation, but there is a price to pay and soon Brigitte, Emily Perkins is mistaken as a drug addict, and awakens from her latest self induced stupor to find herself in the secure wing of a deserted hospital. The problem is, an unwelcome admirer is tracking her; a very large admirer; a werewolf. Brigitte must escape, and enlists the help of Ghost, Tatiana Maslany, who seems to be the only caring person in the hospital... and pretty soon they're both prey to their unseen stalker.

    Will Brigitte find a cure for her curse? And just who is Ghost? You will have to watch Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed if you want to know the answers, of course, but whether those answers will satisfy you is another question. Personally, I found the whole movie experience a little dull. Why? Well there's really very little by way of originality and we've been down this movie road many times before. It tries hard to be stylish and Ms. Perkins does her best to liven up proceedings, but even her undoubted acting talents aren't enough to save this film from “B Movie” status. Which is a shame; had a little more effort (or perhaps that should read “money”?) gone into the storyline things could undoubtedly have been much better. Unfortunately, I found myself regularly checking to see just how much more of Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed I had left to watch - which, as I'm sure you agree, is never a good sign when you're watching a DVD.