The Mangler 2

"Grim"

The Mangler 2 Review


Having not seen The Mangler 1, I worry that I don't have the sociological background to appropriately critique The Mangler 2. However, I have read the original Stephen King short story "The Mangler," and if memory serves, it's about a piece of factory machinery that becomes possessed and murderous when a little blood gets on it... not a computer virus gone awry that ultimately creates an impromptu cyborg from a prep school headmaster.

Well, that's what we get here, a ridiculous by-the-numbers teens-on-the-run movie, this time from a computer that's become infected by those very kids, looking to create a diversion and get out of trouble. Darn kids -- The Mangler will show 'em not to meddle!

The film is of course obvious and unbearably stupid, but it's helped along quite a bit by a slew of bad one-liners and a cast of buxom teens, one of whom (Daniella Evangelista) spends litterally the entire film in a bikini. For 90 minutes, you can take it.



The Mangler 2

Facts and Figures

Run time: 97 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 26th February 2002

Production compaines: Banana Brothers Entertainment Inc.

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

IMDB: 2.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Producer:

Starring: as Headmaster Bradeen, as Jo Newton, as Chef Lecours, as Will Walsh, as Emily Stone, as Corey Banks, as Dan Channa, Jeff Doucette as Janitor Bob, David Christensen as Paul Cody


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