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Mirrors 2: Unrated
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Nov 5, 2010 By: Chris Bumbray
Mirrors 2: Unrated order download
Director:
Victor Garcia

Actors:
Nick Stahl. Emmanuelle Vaugier
William Katt
Christy Romano

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A trouble young man (Nick Stahl) working as an overnight security guard in a department store begins to see disturbing visions in the storeís mirrors. Meanwhile, members of the storeís staff begin to die in gruesome ways.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Oh boy, another direct-to-DVD sequel. Joy. Iíd wager that the number of good direct-to-video sequels to theatrical films probably begins and ends with the UNDISPUTED sequels (although Iíve heard WRONG TURN 2 is solid), so I wasnít all that keen on popping MIRRORS 2 in my blu-ray player. It also doesnít help that I wasnít all that big a fan of the original film, although it did contain some solid atmosphere courtesy of director Alexandre Aja, and a good lead performance from star Kiefer Sutherland.

For the sequel, Kieferís been replaced by Nick Stahl- which led to the biggest WTF moment I had while watching this. Why is an actor like Nick Stahl reduced to doing a direct-to-video yarn like MIRRORS 2? Did I miss something here? I though Nick Stahl was a guy everyone agreed was talented, and surely the star of TERMINATOR 3 (which smells like roses next to TERMINATOR: SALVATION) and CARNIVALE can do better than MIRRORS 2.

Oh well, a guyís gotta eat, and to Stahlís credit, heís a lot better than MIRRORS 2 deserves, and he doesnít phone it in like a lot of actors would. Besides Stahl, thereís not much to recommend here. MIRRORS 2 has pretty much nothing to do with the original film, beyond the central conceit of evil mirrors. It actually turns out that this is much closer in spirit to the Korean film MIRRORS was based on, INTO THE MIRROR (which is included as a bonus feature). Itís a typical whodunit, with a handful of gory kills, lots of bad exposition, and a truly bizarre haircut on William Katt that somehow manages to combine a pony-tail with a mullet, which looked douche baggy when Colin Ferrell tried it in MIAMI VICE, and looks even dumber on a middle-aged man.

There is however one moment that ALMOST makes MIRRORS 2 worth a rental. Former Disney channel star, Christy Romano, turns up as a sexy young employee of the department store, and she has a shower scene thatís jaw-dropping. Turns out Romano has a killer bod that is generously displayed here, and will likely erase all memories of KIM POSSIBLE or the Disney Channel from her resume forever. Wow!
THE EXTRAS
The most significant extra here is the inclusion of the Korean film INTO THE MIRROR which is far superior to MIRRORS 2, but sadly is NOT presented in HD, which is a lame, cost-cutting move by the studio. Other than that, we get a featurette and some deleted scenes .
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Overall, MIRRORS 2 is a pretty standard DTV thriller. Itís not particularly bad, but itís not good either- despite a solid performance from Stahl, and generous nudity from Romano. Overall, itís a pretty ho-hum flick, only worth a watch for hardcore horror junkies.
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