The Grudge

The Grudge ★½

I wanted to like this movie, because I honestly am a fan of the Ju-on franchise. The problem is that the films are hit or miss, especially when it comes to western adaptation. This is an attempt to reboot or refresh the the series and if fumbles the execution almost completely. The parts are there, it should be fine, it has a good cast, but it just doesn't click into place in any meaningful way. Mostly it feels much like the sequels to the American adaptation from all those years back: forgettably disappointing. I give a half star for the cast, but outside of that I'd recommend avoiding it in favour of better horror films. Sorry.