Alone in the Dark 2
One evening a local drug dealer Xavier is sitting in an abandoned toilet when suddenly a couple of heavily armed people run in and hide something in an empty pipe. Little later they’re all dead by some strange phenomenon and Xavier is left alone again. However, when he removes the object, a dagger, from the pipe and touches it, something strange happens. Later on he meets up with Edward Carnby who seems to be looking for the dagger but when he leads him to it, Xavier stabs him with it. Seconds later a new bunch of armed people enter the room and kill Xavier before he can finish off Carnby. However, things aren’t all good again for Edward as apparently the dagger is cursed and the witch that cursed it will now be coming after him…
Sound and Vision:
The movie is quite dark and there’s clearly detail lacking. Compression errors we didn’t spot that much but overall we really didn’t get convinced by the image. Also certain scenes clearly suffered from grain but it wasn’t clear whether this was intentional, due to a bad transfer, or just bad filming.
Certain dialogues seem to be quite silent as we spotted subtitles while we couldn’t hear anyone saying anything so it can be questioned whether there was an actual line being said or the sound was bad. I would put my money on the latter option. Overall not much bad to be said about the sound though as there’s quite some use of the surround speakers and overall dialogues aren’t hard to follow.
– Behind the Scenes
– Make-up & Special Effects
– Into the Dark
Sadly enough the extras seem to be little more than pumped up b-rolls (next to the actual b-roll) and they’re not half as funny as the extras we got with Bloodrayne 2 eventhough most of the cast is the same.
Found it hard to find a line in the description of the movie above? Well, it comes as no surprise as it’s difficult to explain due to the great storyline the movie actually has. Things start out hectic and after a while they don’t get any clearer. It’s got something to do with a cursed dagger and a witch that’s got a beef with the daughter of a man who used to help her but other than that it’s quite hard to follow thanks to the great storytelling. Needless to say that Alone in the Dark 2 is even worse than the original movie that was directed by Uwe Boll. This time our favorite German director only did the producing and left directing over to his writers. Writers that clearly can’t direct either.
All in all I would stay away from this one as it isn’t even funny and lacks just about anything that can make a movie worth watching. The cast contains some noteworthy names like Danny Trejo (who says about ten words in the entire movie) and Lance Henriksen (who’s famous for doing B-movies but doesn’t manage to uplift this one) but for the rest it’s like we get to see the people from Bloodrayne 2 again. I guess Uwe’s negotiation skills are quite good and he got a “2 for 1″ deal when he hired the cast for Bloodrayne 2. All in all utter crap that isn’t even worthy of the bargain bin.