Tuesday, 8 October 2013

I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)

A sequel in name only this really should have been called ‘I Spit on Your Grave Too’ or better still titled with something original. This pseudo follow-up to the 2010 remake of the 1978 film of the same name would stand up strong as a solid entry into the often reviled and misunderstood rape and revenge sub-genre without the reused infamous moniker. Using the title again, it cynically suggests that the movie only exists to cash in on the success of the arguably superior to the original said redo of a few years ago. The only elements these two entries in this rebooted series have in common are the conventions of a rape and revenge outing with the usual three-act structure entailing a female protagonist raped or gang raped possibly tortured too and left for dead, the woman surviving rehabilitates herself and then takes her revenge killing her attacker (s).