The Witch: Part 2 - The Other One (2022)
February 24, 2023 1:45 PM - Subscribe

A girl wakes up in a secret laboratory and meets Kyung-hee, who is trying to protect her from a gang. When the gang finally finds the girl, they are overwhelmed by an unexpected power.

Starring Shin Sia, Park Eun-bin, Seo Eun-soo, Jin Goo, Seong Yu-bin, Justin John Harvey, Jo Min-soo, Cha Soon-bae.

Written, directed, and co-produced by Park Hoon-jung.

76% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Shudder and Hoopla. Also available for digital rental. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (6 comments total)
Is this (and/or the first one) any good? I keep seeing it pop up online, and the title cracks me up.

"The Witch! ... Huh? Oh, not that one."
posted by mrphancy at 2:50 PM on February 24, 2023 [1 favorite]

I just watched the first one and loved it. It's a full-on popcorn movie, Korean-style. Bloody sci-fi action.

I'm watching the second as soon as I can get my family caught up with the first one.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:59 PM on February 24, 2023 [1 favorite]

Yeah this is on my list to watch this week. The first was great.
posted by miss-lapin at 5:37 PM on February 24, 2023

Just did a double feature of these. I like the first one a little better, mostly because the action was better choreographed and edited. This one had a final brawl set at night, with everyone wearing black, and was very choppily edited. Still, it was fun. I'd definitely watch a third one. I was expecting it to be more horror-y, but aside from the gore level, it was more like a superhero movie.

I read a review that made references to Firestarter and X-Men movies, and I think that's spot on. The first is What If Firestarter But John Wick Action, and the second is What If X-Men But R-Rated. The evil corporate stuff also gives me Resident Evil vibes. Lots of departmental infighting. And I can never understand villains that want to create the perfect killing machine and then are all "why does this sentient being I've abused want to kill me?"

I wanted more of the Korean chief and her South African sidekick. I really dug their dynamic, and he was funny without being a macho or idiot clown about it. Good thing I stuck around after the credits....
posted by mrphancy at 11:06 AM on February 26, 2023 [1 favorite]

We started this last night, but got sleepy, which is partly on us and partly due to what a clear Middle Film in a Trilogy this is. It's proficiently made, but lacks the urgency of the first one, as they seem less interested in telling a complete story than in doling out whatever events need to happen to set up a big finale.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:28 AM on February 27, 2023

There is SO MUCH PLOT in this.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:44 PM on March 12, 2023

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