YMMV / The Rage: Carrie 2

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Did Eric see Lisa as just another notch on his bedpost? Or did he genuinely care for her, but couldn't deal with peer pressure?
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • The scene where Lisa kills herself, already meant to be tragic, became even worse after the Phoebe Prince incident and other teen suicides.
    • Eric, as well as the rest of the football team, get away with raping a girl note , because of of their "bright futures" with football, with his father defending his actions. Take out the suicide and change the sport to swimming, and you have the story of Brock Turner.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In the film, the villains are let off for driving Lisa to suicide. Fourteen years later, the real-life Steubenville rape case ended with the exact opposite outcome.
  • Hollywood Homely: Rachel's friend is called a Coyote Ugly date. The actress playing her, Mena Suvari, is not only a model, but played a popular character in American Beauty the exact same year.
  • Sequelitis: If you ignore the fact that it's a sequel, it's a great midnight movie, being filled with heaping helpings of extreme violence and late '90s, WB-teen-horror cheese. But as a follow-up to a classic, it's a failure.
  • Special Effects Failure: Bad CGI, bad CGI everywhere! While it may be justified due to it being made in the late '90s, it still doesn't account for the fact that all the CGI appears to come from Photoshop.
  • Values Resonance: It's a horror film about rape culture and toxic masculinity, made in 1998. Such things were joked about at the time and frequently dismissed with "boys will be boys"; by the '10s, they had become hot-button issues and major subjects of national debate.