The Grudge is the second movie from the Serie One series. It was directed by Kiyoshi Komatsu and stars Ken Watanabe, Azusa Ikeda, Daisuke Aramaki, Otsuji Mizuki, Miki Ishikawa, and Masayoshi Tanaka. It was released in the Summer of 1997.
It was originally produced in Japan and released in the US in 1999. It was written by the famous Japanese author Haruki Murakami. In The Grudge, it is revealed that Kento is actually an alien. He has been living among humans for thousands of years and takes pleasure in killing them. The last time he was seen alive was in the year 1985.
The Grudge is the story of Kento, a Japanese super soldier sent to earth to fight an ancient evil. The movie begins with Kento arriving in Los Angeles to collect his classified assignment. This was part of his assignment to protect the future of humanity.
When Kento lands in Japan, he learns that the evil that destroyed the planet years ago, called the Dark Apostle, has resurfaced. Kento is assigned to protect one of the strongest, Raoh, and a young boy named Masaki. Kento is introduced to the evil Raoh through a TV interview while he is watching over his son.
Once he returns home, Kento starts his quest to find the child that was possessed by the evil, despite the fact that he is being hunted by the villagers. When he finally finds the child, he learns that he is a clone of the true Dark Apostle, and is being used by him to destroy mankind.
Kento eventually defeats the Dark Apostle and learns that he is actually a self-proclaimed master Ken. Kento then realizes that thereis a much bigger evil at work and must put his newly acquired powers to good use. Meanwhile, Masaki has begun to gain his strength back, and the villagers have come to rely on him.
The plot and characters of The Grudge are quite intricate and advanced, so it was quite difficult to follow. It is also quite fun to watch. The Grudge takes the viewers on a roller coaster ride of action and horror, which is something that is great to see in a movie.
It is well worth the movie price and is considered to be a classic movie. Movie fans will surely enjoy watching this movie.