The Bridge Curse: Ritual

2023 [CHINESE]

Action / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

IMDb Rating 5.3/10 10 618 618


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932.2 MB
Chinese 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 41 min
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1.87 GB
Chinese 5.1
24 fps
1 hr 41 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by paul_haakonsen 3 / 10

What a swing and a miss...

Having watched the 2020 horror movie "The Bridge Curse" and finding it to be mediocre, I can't really claim that I was particularly thrilled when I stumbled upon the 2023 sequel "The Bridge Curse: Ritual" here in 2024. But of course I opted to sit down and watch it, after all it was a horror movie that I hadn't already seen.

And who knows, maybe it would prove better than the first movie. So of course I opted to give director Lester Hsi's 2023 movie a fair chance.

Writers Keng-Ming Chang, Po-Hsiang Hao and Shih-Yuan Lu put together a script and storyline that felt like a heap of random scenes written and shot independently of one another, and then handed over to director Lester Hsi to put together and attempt to make a coherent movie. It didn't really work out, because there was a horrifying lack of red thread throughout the course of the movie, and that made for a somewhat disjointed and boring viewing experience.

I wasn't familiar with the cast ensemble in the movie, but it should be said that the acting performances were actually fair. They had a good group of actors and actresses put together to portray the various characters in the movie.

And the title of the movie "The Bridge Curse: Ritual" just made zero sense when you look at the narrative and the contents of the script that the writers managed to concoct.

My rating of "The Bridge Curse: Ritual" lands on a three out of ten stars.

Reviewed by Pairic 6 / 10

Freaky Feng Shui

The Bridge Curse: Ritual: Taiwanese horror film. Set in 2019 this is more of a prequel rather than a remake. The bridge and it's angry ghosts feature but these are mostly in relation to one character. The action centres around the university's buildings and again is largely composed of found footage. In 2016 a student tries to beta test a Role Playing Game he is creating, to see if it will also arouse the interest of reputed ghosts. Things go horribly wrong as he is attacked by invisible forces and ends up in a coma. 2019, his sister along with other students try to finish creating his game. She beta rests it in the same building and despite being twice attacked, apparently by ghosts she is intent on continuing as are her student friends. Have this lot never watched a horror film? Some effective jump scares and convincing ghosts along with an in-between dimension which has to be traversed. Time slips are also involved. Things do get a bit confusing as the film chops back and forward betwixt the timelines. There are some very angry ghosts and warped Feng Shui at work here. A ten minute cut it's running time might have improved things as well, still it's worth watching. Directed by Lester Hsi, Writers Keng-Ming Chang, Po-Hsiang Hao and Shih-yuan Lu. On Netflix. 6/10.

Reviewed by chand-suhas 2 / 10

Dries up way too many tricks than that oil in the lamp.

This story happens an year before the last film's events which itself juggled between two timelines. A sister is hellbent on freeing her brother who is now comatose after trying to experiment with the elevator game just so that he can fine tune his video game. The sister with her gang, goes back to the cursed building to know the facts for herself and is in for a rude Shock as the ghosts have made it into the real world through that game and aren't waiting for the leap year. With the help from a familiar face, will she be able to save her brother and end the curse on time, forms rest of the story.

The problem with this unexciting film, like it's predecessor is it's uninteresting story and the way they try to pack everything in the screenplay, crossing off every other template on the horror genre checklist. It gets tiresome too soon as much of the ghost scenes are heavily CGI driven and CGI not being good is just the bonus. Then, there are these underwritten characters providing nobody to root for and the fact the first film had a timeline of 2020, it is more or less easy to predict what exactly happened in 2019 without having to wait till the climax or mid credits scene. As there will be third film, if they atleast attempt to have an engaging screenplay to some extent then it'll be a miracle.

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