Rage: Carrie 2

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2

Content: -3

Rachel (Emily Bergl) is Carries younger sister in this sequel to the original horror film entitled CARRIE. Rachel has a genetic trait called telekinesisthe ability to move objects with the mind. When Rachel gets upset or angry things really begin to move and shake. And Rachel has a lot to be upset about: a broken home, a mentally unstable mother, uncaring foster parents, a girlfriend who commits suicide, and the misfortune of being unpopular at school. When one of the popular football players, Jesse (Jason London), begins to care about her, she becomes the focus of cruel teenage pranks and taunts by the rest if the in crowd. This culminates in a deadly tirade of rage at a private teen party where she is harassed beyond her ability to control the raging forces within her mind. RAGE will most likely draw teenage slasher film fans and is not likely to have a broad appeal at the box office.

CARRIE 2 manages to throw in about the same amount of offensive sexual content as violence and gore. A sexual competition among the seniors on the football team results in the hurt feelings and suicide of a girlfriend of Rachel. Both freshman girls end up on a score sheet of sexual hits by this group of seniors. While this behavior is not condoned in the film, teenage sexual activity is shown to be good and acceptable between Rachel and Jesse, only because the occasion of intercourse is special and not in the back seat of a car. Gore and violence are abundant, including a graphic suicide scene where a girl jumps to her death into a bloody heap. Also in a final scene heads are cut off and a fireplace poker pins a person's head to the wall. This film is absolutely not recommended for the intended older teen audience, due to the disturbing amount of gore and the morally destructive sexual messages, not to mention its 26 f and s words.

Preview Reviewer: Cliff McNeely
MGM/UA, 2500 Brodway St. Santa Monica, CA 90404-3061

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (17) times - Mild 5, Moderate 12

Obscene Language: Many (27) times (f words 10, s words 16, other 1)

Profanity: Few (3) times - Regular (G 1, GD 1, J 1)

Violence: Graphic and Disturbing (child struck by paint brush, walls painted with blood, girl jumps off building - very graphic, dog hit by car, girl terrorized in house by other teens, hand shut in window, brick thrown through window, eggs thrown at people, girl covered in blood, man electrocuted, house fire, decapitation, fireplace poker through head, CD's fly through air and kill people, girl on fire, people run through glass doors, girl shot, boy killed with harpoon, eyes explode, boy drowns, girl crushed by wooden beams)

Sex: Twice (in car with sexual sounds and motions, shown in video at party); Implied: Once (teens in bed)

Nudity: None; Near Nudity: Few times (male rear nudity, girl in bra and underwear, guy and girl in bed naked, but partially covered by bedding)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times (girls talk about have sex, sexual competition among boys, love talked about as sex, girl described as just a pump, boy drops pants and ridiculed by coach, making out in cars, kissing and caressing in bed, girl seduces guy by undressing to underwear)

Drugs: Several times (teens drinking in car, drunkenness and vomiting, party scene with beer and hard liquor)

Other: Girl moves objects with her mind; shows dangerous affects of using women in sexual competition

Running Time: 99 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and adults

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