|Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Horror, Experimental|
Plot: Over that past few weeks, Joey has made several failed attempts at suicide, as the dark imagery in her has become almost unbearable. After her last attempt, she is brought to a hospital where her stomach is pumped of the pills she has taken. It is during her stay at the hospital that she discovers she is pregnant.
As Joey confronts the horrible idea of an abortion, her emotions and stability take a dramatic turn for the worse. Her delusions become mixed with her reality around her. She seeks out her ex-lover to help her discover what is happening to her mind, but will she go mad before he can help her?
Thai horror maestros Oxide and Danny Pang follow up their hit 2002 film with a sequel that equals the chills and creepy mise-en-scene of the first. Qi Shu (MILLENIUM MAMBO) stars as Joey Cheng, a troubled young woman who is pregnant with the child of the boyfriend who just dumped her. On holiday in Bangkok, she makes a suicide attempt in her hotel room, but is foiled by her wake-up call. Something was altered in her close contact with death, however, and returning home to Hong Kong, the realization slowly dawns on Joey that the wraith-like people she now sees everywhere are actually deceased. This knowledge does not sit well with Joey, and as she descends further and further into
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A failed sequel to a great horror flick from Hong Kong. Although it does have its moments, it doesn't compare to the originality and creativity of the first. Worth a check if you're a fan of the first movie, but not recommended otherwise. 6/10
was a brave/harsh film in places (pregnant women beware), was striking to the eye and showcased a couple of swell concepts. It’s a shame that a lot of it played out flat and/or non-sensical and that redundancy was too often the name of the game! Thank goodness for the visual treasures that were Qi Shu’s gorgeous face, Qi Shu’s supple breasts, Qi Shu’s lucious legs...
--'The Arrow' (Arrow)
Only during the final moments of the film, do we see a story which is actually a very touching portrayal of life, death and everything in between, but by this time, the clarifying of the films hidden spiritual significance is lost amongst the cold misgivings of a weak screenplay and a story whose direction is mediocre at best. 6/10
--Vaughan Dyche (thefilmasylum.com)
|Disappointing? Yes. Terrible? No. This movie seems to have one sole purpose, and that is to scare its audience. It's not a movie for the intellectual type. There isn't even much dialogue in here. The story could be told in one minute...It's not a worthy sequel, I'll tell you that, but it's still not as bad as many want to make it out to be. |