Agency of Vengeance: Dark Rising (2011)

Agency of Vengeance: Dark Rising (2011)
2.9
  • 353
  • Not Rated
  • Genre: Action
  • Release year: 2011 ()
  • Running time: 94 min
  • Original Title: Dark Rising 2: Summer Strikes Back!
  • Voted: 353

Two years after Jason Parks (Landy Cannon) saved Warrior Princess Summer Vale (Brigitte Kingsley) from her life hunting Killopoths in the demon dimension, a sudden surge of supernatural activity and violent attacks have resurfaced on our plane beyond the normal parameters of the portal. The Rising Dark Agency, a black ops division of the government headed by Colonel Haggerd (Michael Ironside), suspects that the mystic strikes suggests the work of Mardock, an evil Demon-god capable of destroying worlds. When a new demon sub-species disrupts Summer's wedding and eats her fiancée, the war on the new Demon Lord begins. With her group of misfits and their BFG's - Summer sets out to destroy Mardock, but no one is prepared for who they find behind the Dark Lord's ascension.

#PersonCharacters
1Brigitte KingsleySummer Vale
2Landy CannonJason Parks
3Julia SchneiderRenee
4Mike 'Nug' NahrgangBulo
  • Double as Cheesy AND Twice as Strong as the First movie by 4

    Dark Rising 2 is without a doubt a great B Sci-Fi Fantasy movie through and through. Cheesy effects, pop cultural references and fun over the top violence and sex appeal. The story now takes more of a comedic spin on itself not taking itself really seriously and focusing more on goofy one liners and slashing and blasting demons with huge knives and laser guns. Brigiite Kingsley, Landy Cannon, and Mike 'Nug' Nahrgang brought a lot of new found humor to the movie. 'Nug' was without a doubt the funniest character with his portrayal of 'Bulo'. Surprisingly to me, I found myself really connecting with most of the supporting characters which is always a good sign of good writing. Dark Rising 2 seems to have a more clear understanding on what it wants to be and that is a cheesy B-movie about a girl in a bikini killing demons. So, if you're into a really cheesy and violently sexy movie Dark Rising 2 is definitely for you.

  • Truly Awful by 1

    This show raises many questions and the first question would be how on Earth do these people get to keep making these movies when they are this awful?

    The acting and writing are both garbage. I don't know where they are finding the actors for these movies but I can only assume they are putting an ad in the local Podunk, Ontario newspaper asking anyone with free time to just show up and bring whatever props and Halloween costumes they own.

    Same thing for the writing. Is there a script at all? Is there a script that was written as a joke on toilet paper while the writer was taking a huge dump.

    Was this movie produced as a joke or because someone lost a bet and had to? Is the fat comic relief guy supposed to be so annoying I want to punch my screen?

    How in the world did they get actual famous people to make appearances in this?

    The first movie was bad and this one is at least a million times worse. Please stop making these! How can they possibly be making any money?

  • Why Was This Made? by 2

    Maybe if I saw the first movie or TV show first I would have liked this movie more but I really don't think so. It didn't seem like there was much going on that would have been helped by other details or back story. The writing and acting are particularly awful in this. The lead guy stinks, the lead girl is not a great actor but at least is very easy to look at (and not an awful actor just not great with stage combat which I'm guessing is much the fault of the producers and director), and the fat demon guy who is there obviously for comic relief is so over the top desperate to try to get a laugh he made me cringe every time he was on the screen. I hated this movie over all. But the other cast and lead female were OK and the effects actually were decent in my opinion for a lower budget movie. Take a pass though unless you have a couple hours you really want to waste on something annoying.

  • Descending by 2

    This makes the first one look like Citizen Kane - if there was one of low budget Science Fiction movies. The jokes are almost all missing their mark and even tipping the hat to the first one (recapping it at some point and bringing people back - quite literally) ... it is adorable to a degree but does not help elevate the movie (make it "rise).

    Beautiful actors if that helps in any way shape or form - no pun intended. But nothing much in the story department. Unless you are into low budget movies - te special effects got a bit better, but that is about it. I have not seen the other offsprings this created and I doubt I will. There's too much other stuff out there to watch

  • Dark Rising 2 Summer Strikes Back!: Superior and unexpected sequel by 7

    Dark Rising (2007) was a dumb but fun fantasy comedy with ridiculous monsters and lots of PG T&A. With an unknown cast and WWE wrestler Christian it exceeded my expectations even though it still wasn't all that great.

    I never expected a movie like that to get a sequel but here we are and it isn't half bad. Following on from the events of the previous film including most of the surviving cast we have more silly dumb fun but with a slightly higher calibre of comedy.

    The sfx are still poor and it's hardly a well made effort but it makes up for it where it matters.

    Shockingly Dark Rising didn't just spawn 2 movies but also 2 television series which I'm looking forward to diving into.

    If you enjoyed the first movie I recommend this, otherwise it may be a bit niche.

    The Good:

    Great comedy character

    The Bad:

    No Christian, I mean yes he did die in the first movie but still

    Aftereffects level sfx

    Brigitte Kingsley is an unconvincing action heroine

#PersonCrew
1James Chapplecomposer
2Graeme Corniescomposer
3David Brian Kellycomposer
4Brian L. Pickettcomposer
5Andrew Cymekdirector
6Jim Peacockproduction_designer