A solid, if unnecessary sequel. It's fun seeing a whole bunch of actors (primarily Jeremy Renner, Imogen Poots, and Rose Byrne) before they were particularly well-known. It's also funny that Byrne and Idris Elba are both playing Americans, despite the film taking place in England. Other than that though, this was effective and reasonably well done, but I forgot that I even watched it just yesterday, so I think that perhaps says it all.
Would be better without the standard female character who exists for no reason other than scold the protagonist and prevent him from doing what he clearly wants and needs to do. Seriously, Gretchen Mol's character has zero development other than being against Matt Damon playing poker. She's nothing more than a killjoy, which makes her scenes feel tedious and pointless. But other than that, this is a fun an entertaining poker movie that still holds up.
Perfectly recaptures the mid-80's Amblin spirit of something like Gremlins. That film is the closest and most obvious comparison, but it's still an apt one, and if that kind of film is what you are hoping for, then Krampus does not disappoint. This is the rarest of breeds: a PG-13 horror comedy that is both funny and yet still brutal and horrific. PG-13 horror movies tend to be toothless, but Krampus more than makes up for a lack of literal…
Agonizingly, shockingly awful. The effects might be pretty good, but everything surrounding them is a heaping pile of shit. The movie is less about watching a bunch of dinosaurs do dinosaur things and more about John Leguizamo cracking anachronistic jokes. "Worst. Migration. Ever." "You just got served!" "Go back to Turkey town!" These are all things that are said by dinosaurs. Uuugggghhhh this movie was just so fucking bad I can't even believe it.
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