Watched Sep 08, 2012
Dan Cole’s review:
Paco Plaza goes it alone for this sequel to the horror franchise. He essentially directs a different film altogether, which doesn't fit into the milieu of the last instalments.
Although it is admirable on how Plaza subverts audience expectations and delivers a tonally different film, it manages to loose itself as the comedy aspects he injects into the narrative clash with the more serious moments. Children are murdered, characters loose loved ones and a man runs around wearing a cheese wheel. It makes for a very inconsistent and schizophrenic viewing experience.
However it must be said that it at least entertains in places and has a great moment that lets the film visually and narratively break away from the found footage genre that the series is know for.
This may alienate fans of the series, but at least Plaza attempts something new, even if it doesn't really work.