Over the weekend I revisited Ginger Snaps and Ginger Snaps: Unleashed (I never watched the third one all the way through) It’s been a while since I’ve seen the 2nd one and it still holds up to the the first film.
*If you haven’t seen these or at least the first one, stop reading and go see it/them….now!*
In the first film, sisters Ginger and Brigitte are morbidly obsessed with death. They like to cover themselves in blood and act out suicide scenes while taking pics. The girls have an oath to die together before they turn into adults.
Ginger is the sexy “Don’t you wish your girlfriend was hot like me” sister and Brigitte, well, she’s keeps to herself in a nerdy way and she kind of reminds of me of Igor. Just a little.
Once Ginger is attacked by a werewolf, she confuses her transition with puberty. Yes, shaving your legs is a natural part of life, but not when you’re doing it constantly and um, growing a tail isn’t apart of the package. I check every morning and right before I go to bed. Nothing.
Brigitte searches for a cure for Ginger but meanwhile, Ginger starts getting out of control. She eats the neighbor’s dog, bones douche bags and starts attacking people.
Brigitte mixed up with a drug dealer and they find a semi-tempi-cure. Brigitte must face off with Ginger but wa-wa, it’s too late.
In the first film, Ginger was the awesome chick. Her crazy grrr-ness rocked.
Now carrying on to the second film, Brigitte is now infected, living off the semi-tempi-cure like a junkie and she’s admitted to rehab center for the drug. In the center, she’s hiding out from another werewolf that’s out to bone her, also she is fighting off her own transformation and visions of Ginger. Brig befriend a comic-lovin’ little girl named Ghost. Ghost doesn’t quite concept the line between fantasy and reality. Actually, she uses that line to play jump rope.
Brigitte is the awesome chick in this flick. She was the wimpy Sarah Conner in The Terminator and then became the hardcore survivalist tough chick Sarah became in T2. Both fighting for their lives and the future outcome.
What I love about this second film is that the ending is really fucked up. We want to see Brigitte either some how cured or put out of her misery. *Psst, we don’t get that*
I think Ginger rules overall, but I love how Brigitte grew into the comfort of being a bad-ass. In a way she was forced because being on your own and hiding a deadly secret can give you some edge but she had the chance to end her life but didn’t. She held hope for herself and for the possibility being stronger. I love that.