Okay, first things first. BHA HA HA! Look...
Do these actors look anything alike? I guess despite being dead Toshio hit puberty. Okay, some backstory. Basically the actors from the Grudge series didn't want to be in it, the writers didn't know where to take the story and therefore didn't want to be a part of it, and this movie never made it to theaters. The only thing that attracted me was the fact that Shawnee Smith was in it, and the Saw series is my guilty pleasure, so there you have it. Actually, we also have Counselor Troi from Star Trek: The Next Generation in it too. She dies horribly (minor spoiler warning) and I'm going to start a list of Star Trek: The Next Generation actors who die so far in other movies. Why? Because I can.
1) Captain Picard exploding in X-men 3
2) Counselor Troi choking paint in Grudge 3
3) Data getting impaled by an alien in Independence Day
All right, back to the movie. A whiny landlord family are going through a surprisingly rough patch after Kayako kills most of the residents (I honestly don't know why-hell, I would want to live in a haunted apartment building. But then, I'm pretty morbid). They also have a very cute little girl named Rose with a severe medical condition.
Oh great, we got another Toshio in the making. If Rose doesn't kill anyone in this film, I will be very surprised.
But as it turns out, Kayako has a sister named Naoko DUH DUH DUHHH...it would be interesting to know where she was or how she reacted when her whole family died, but the movie decides it's not important and we move on. Naoko has the means to kill Kayako through rituals their grandmother preformed (why couldn't grandma do this again in Grudge 2?) but only if Rose is ready to consume Kayako's spirit and become evil.
LOL who called that?
Long story short plan works, but not before people die. So will there be a Grudge 4? Honestly, I doubt it. There's only so much you can do with an avenging ghost. First Kayako is contained, then released, then contained again. It's time to let her rest.
Stars: 2 out of 5 because I kept laughing every time I saw Toshio and Kayako, which I'm sure if not what this film intended for me to do!
What is that strange clicking noise behind me?