Katie is trying to make it in the cutthroat world of modeling. When she innocently accepts an offer to have new photos taken for her portfolio, the experience quickly turns into an unthinkable nightmare of rape, torture, and kidnapping. When a twist of fate finally frees her from her captors - beaten, battered, bruised, and broken, she will have to tap into the darkest places of the human psyche to not only survive her ordeal, but to ultimately find the strength to exact her brutal revenge.
Starring: Jemma Dallender, Yavor Baharov, Joe Absolom, Aleksandar Aleksiev, and Mary Stockley
Directed by: Steven R. Monroe
Written by: Thomas Fenton and Neil Elman
While the summary tells a new story, the same theme exists in “I Spit on Your Grave 2.” An innocent woman, Katie (Jemma Dallender) is taken advantage of, raped, and brutalized. Like its predecessors, watching the rape scene is tough. It's almost hard to believe a movie is based on such a terrible act, but it brings out the definition of horror.
There is also plenty of horror when Katie luckily survives her terrible ordeal, and comes back to for revenge. She gets payback on each person involved in victimizing her. For women watching the rape, it must be especially tough. For guys watching, there is a scene where one of her captors gets tortured in a way no guy wants to see either. Besides that, there is only one other have decent torture, and death.
The real problem for this movie is that while it's a sequel, it has nothing to do with the previous movie. It leaves the audience watching much of the same. There are no twist and turns. Probably the biggest difference between this movie and the others is that her captors aren't American. Not only that, but without explanation they magically take her out of the country.
What audiences get in "I Spit on Your Grave 2" is a different story, but the same theme as the previous movies. There isn't much new except for an unexpected change of scenery. The rape and torture is still tough to watch. Katie's revenge is all right, but not better than any of the movies. Since nothing new is accomplished, I give this movie 2 pools of blood.