I wasn't expecting high art when I decided to watch I Spit on Your Grave part 2. The original ISOYG (1978) was a unique and different kind of movie. The reboot (2010) didn't cover any new ground. It cashed in on the horror reboots and was an insanely ordinary "torture porn" type of movie. Similar to Hostel and the other types of torture-porn horror. As a guy who likes slasher movies primarily, I don't need a deep plot in a horror to enjoy it. Some teens running around and getting picked off by a dude in a mask is fine with me. But there's something about torture porn that bothers me. So perhaps I'm not the best person to review I Spit on Your Grave 2.
The lead, Jemma Dallender, is annoying. Her performance alternates between annoying and over to the top to incredibly dry. But for these types of movies, it's not all that important that the lead is a great actress with range. They only have to spend a good chunk of the movie nude and be able to parrot back lines. So I guess in that role, Jemma does fine as Katie.
No point in rehashing the plot. Girl gets kidnapped and raped, then gets revenge on her rapists. Girl power, right?
The characters are all dull, lifeless and people I don't give a shit about. That includes Katie, the lead. I don't care.
Poor characters, weak plot, predictable resolution. I guess it's ironic that the reason I love mindless slasher and zombie movies is the same reason I hate I Spit on Your Grave 2. Watching torture porn horror at least helps me understand why people feel similarly about slasher movies.