Nick Stahl. Emmanuelle Vaugier
For the sequel, Kieferís been replaced by Nick Stahl- which led to the biggest WTF moment I had while watching this.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!