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The second chapter in the epic fantasy trilogy
A man who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which was nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event.
Gone is the grimy dread of the first movie. All that's left is a convoluted, over-directed mess that uncomfortably straddles a line between 'Freaky Friday' and 'National Treasure'.
What I said this morning about Night Watch goes again here. Day Watch focuses a little more on character development, which in way makes it a better film. However that better development isn't used effectively and the extra run-timing (I watched the director's cut, which is 30 mins longer than the first film) makes it feel more bloated. As a whole it is the better of the 2 and it has definitely aged better. Without the need to introduce core themes and ideas it also allows for a fairly well-rounded story.
A great second film in the Night Watch Trilogy. Very different from the book but with interesting results. The second film benefits greatly from not having to overly explain itself as Night Watch had set the basic rules out well. Story revolves around the Chalk of fate - enabling history to be rewritten. Excellent character building in this film which couldn’t be squeezed into the first due to massive back story required. Interesting to see Svetlana & Yegor fighting for Anton. I like the idea of the Chalk of Fate… What would you change? Good film. Amazing to watch. Visually stunning and an extremely interesting and ideas packed story.
I think this movie is as good as its predecessor. The characters are more fleshed out and the drama is upped while still retaining the crazy visuals that made the first a stand out. I know this was supposed to be the middle part of a trilogy, but the way this movie ends it seems like natural conclusion to the franchise.
Not as enjoyable to me as the first movie, but was still very good. Insane stunts and movement, great story, I just felt the grandness, the other world, or as to say the other side they showed so much in the first one was lost in this movie. Still though, the lead character was great, and the books are even better. Hope they make a 3rd day soon, once the director finishes with all his American movies.
Timur Bekmambetov's sequel suffers from several problems which almost cripple the whole film. Much like the first film the narrative is drowned out by the sheer amount of exposition. Although there is a lot more character development this time around which really helps film. However there is a lighter tone that doesn't sit well and feels forced, especially the body swap aspect of the film. The film's visuals lack the inventiveness of the first and although not bad don't really impress. The main problem is that at times the film seems incoherent as the narrative jumps around so often. It almost feels like a collection of random scenes stitched together. Only fans of the original will get anything out of this.
I watched the first one and love the movie. The second one didn't let me down either! I need more!!!
Not as enjoyable as the first - Night Watch. Still has lots of powerful sequences and plenty of oddness in a mixed-mythos spooker-natural way. The face-print in the snow was a brilliant idea.
Oh yeah, now I remember why this has been in my queue for so long and I haven't watched it...sigh. What in the actual fuck did I just look at? And not in a good way. And for over 2 hours. Just pure awful nonsense. Only cool thing was the return of the little spider baby things. Oh well, at least I can finally remove it from my queue.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The first movie, Night Watch, was slightly better. A lot of the elements of this film confused me. For example, why didn't they use the Chalk of Fate for something useful after making it such a huge deal. Anton waited to the end to actually do something about the huge-fucking-war going on destroying the world. My favorite part of this movie was how the subtitles interacted with what was happening. For example, dude slashes dude in half and screams a word that promptly gets cut in half.
An enjoyable sequel to Night Watch, it is perhaps even slightly better due a meatier story and more character development.
Like the first, it is stylish and fun to watch.
Entertaining, like the first. No creative subtitling here, though :(. The plot seems to jump around a bit, though. It hints at a more involved mythology, but doesn't give the viewer enough information at times to be able to figure out what's going on. Also, not all the scenes, especially the SFX-heavy ones, moved the plot as effectively as they good. Classic story-sacrificed-for-FX scenario. Still, it was very entertaining. Let me underscore that. I liked both installments of this series...
I do not know why but I have a huge soft spot for this movie.
I like it that there are many things going on and they never tell you the full story. There are so many stories out there were evil is defined by its need to destroy the hero or simply be evil. Here you get the feeling for a hidden agenda. Great characters as well.
La critica seria igual a "Night watch" pero diferenciándolas en que esta no es tan oscura y hasta cierto punto retorcida como la primera entrega. Aunque tampoco se queda a la zaga.
"Day watch" has all the advantages and disadvantages of its prequel"Night watch", minus the element of surprise. And it is more ambitious and thus more messy. Still, it was worthwhile.
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