After losing his fiancee in a tragic car accident, Max is plagued with nightmares and hallucinations brought on by overwhelming feelings of guilt and helplessness. Thanks to an effective combination of constant therapy and medication, his symptoms begin to lessen and he takes a job as nighttime security for the Mayflower mall. His incredibly accommodating father and supportive therapist believe he’s ready for the task but Max begins showing signs of stress when he starts having hallucinations again.
As staff members meet terrible glass-related fates, Max becomes convinced the visions are more than just the healing process, rather they’re premonitions shown to him by a vengeful ghost living within the Mayflower’s mirrors. The closer he gets to the truth of the ghost, the more the police find themselves suspecting Max in the deaths.
Is there really a ghost trying to tell Max something? Why is it taking revenge upon Mayflower employees? Could Max be the one committing the awful crimes?
Here’s the deal, Mirrors 2 is exactly what you think it is so I’m going to cut right to the chase and let you know why I can’t recommend this for rental or purchase. You’ve seen this a thousand times. There’s nothing new here, not one single thing, it’s your typical paint-by-numbers horror film. You know the kind: somebody “comes back” from death and can “see” the dead, a spirit murders the cast all the while unnecessarily warning our hero of their impending doom and eventually the hero and heroine run about trying to root out the main evildoer and bring him/her to justice so the ghost can rest in peace. Everything about Mirrors 2 was so stale they didn’t even bother changing the profession of the lead character.
I will admit to enjoying the death sequences as they were creative and surprisingly bloody but they don’t even come close to saving this sinking ship. The actors were all adequate enough in their respective roles but Nick Stahl is an ugly and unlikable hero, the beautiful Vaugier doesn’t get much screen time and veteran actor William Katt’s character is nothing more than a bloated plot device with a ponytail.
At times the CG, don’t act surprised you knew it was in here, is acceptable and other times it’s just downright silly and amateurish. If any film deserved a direct-to-DVD release as a penalty for being bad, it most certainly is this one. It’s a shame to see a director who, at one time, had so much potential like Victor Garcia helming something as insipid as this but a paycheck is a paycheck, right? Garcia shouldn’t take all the blame though as Matt Venne, writer of White Noise 2, wrote the screenplay for this steamer. There’s more than enough blame to go around.
Mirrors 2 is terribly weak and forgettable so don’t blow your money renting or purchasing. I suppose if you’re desperate to own an R1 version of Sung-ho Kim’s infinitely superior South Korean original film Into The Mirror than you’ll want to purchase this as it has been relegated to playing second fiddle as an extra to this mediocre flop.