Don't waste your time and money in this dull and boring sequel. Consider yourselves warned.
I'm gonna be honest, I enjoyed 2016's 'The Boy, ' directed by William Brent Bell and written by Stacey Menear. The film, starring Lauren Cohan, was actually quite creepy and clever, and was one of that year's most underrated horror movies if you ask me. Because of the film's mild success at the box office, it's not surprising that they decided to make a sequel. Sadly, it was a wrong move as this sequel is pale in comparison to its predecessor.
𝗕𝗿𝗮𝗵𝗺𝘀: 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝘆 𝗜𝗜 is helmed once again by Bell and penned by Menear. Unfortunately, it lacks all the things that made the first film work. The first film had a really engrossing mystery to start with: is the doll alive or is it just the protagonist's imagination? The way the mystery of the doll was built there was very clever because the audience is not even sure what's happening when the protagonist is not looking. But in this sequel, there's no attempt to build any mystery around the doll. Instead, we just watch him move his eyes and head every now and then.
There's an over-reliance on cheap jump scares here, but not enough to keep you awake. What's worse is that the things that are happening in the movie are so common in dozens of other flicks that came before. And did I forget to mention the hilariously bad dialogue and special effects (the real Brahms inside the doll looked like a shrunken apple head).
Despite tremendous efforts from a talented Katie Holmes, this pointless sequel just ruins everything that made its predecessor fun and entertaining.
𝗩𝗲𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗰𝘁: What's scarier than this dull and disappointing sequel is the fact that I actually spent money watching it. 𝟬/𝟭𝟬
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