Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed

Movie review by
Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media
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Dreadful. Absolutely inappropriate for kids.
  • R
  • 2004
  • 153 minutes

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 5 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

Bad role models.

Violence

Explicit and gruesome.

Sex

Many sexual situations.

Language

Very strong language.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Drug use.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this film contains many, many scenes of gruesome violence, drug use, strong language, and sexual situations. There is a child in peril, and the murder of a pet.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bywonder dove September 22, 2012

Fairly good sequel!

If you've seen the first Ginger Snaps, you'll want to watch this one. If you haven't seen the first, GO SEE IT (It's ridiculously good!). Th... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written bymovielover822 November 26, 2011

You can stop it.

This movie isnt as violent as the first one and does not use as much language. The first movie is about how growing up turns you in to a monster this movie howe... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written bymoviefan6 January 1, 2014

great movie!!

An amazing movie! Very graphic though definitely not for tweens and under... Even though all the characters are troubled teens, they will always stand up for ea... Continue reading

What's the story?

GINGER SNAPS 2: UNLEASHED follows the story of Brigitte, who, after killing her werewolf sister Ginger, starts becoming a wolf herself. She doses herself with the antidote she discovered in the first movie, but soon ends up in a drug rehab center that doubles as a facility for chronic patients, and apparently, a home for young children. The granddaughter of a burn victim lives in this lovely environment, and she and Brigitte contrive to escape together.

Is it any good?

There are many, many better ways to spend 90 minutes of your life than watching this nonsense. The original Ginger Snaps was not high art, but at least it had a humor and edge that made it somewhat watchable for older teens. This sequel has a smattering of clever lines, but not enough to overcome the gore and general unpleasantness. There's all kinds of horrific violence and disgusting transformations, but the snappy lines and subtext of the original film are utterly absent here.

Emily Perkins is too dour and unpleasant to watch for this long, and although Katherine Isabelle makes a few brief appearances as Ginger, it isn't enough to make the movie fun or interesting. The twist at the end might qualify as creepy fun, but it's an awfully long slog to get to it.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how this sequel compares to the first film. This movie lacks the humor that made the first film sort of fun in a late-night teenage party sort of way. Do you think that was a smart choice by the filmmakers, and if not, why?

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