The Barbarian Invasions ★★★½

The Barbarian Invasions is one fine example of everything that is wrong with the Academy. Yes, the movie is very well acted, directed and it features good humor and dialogue once again. However, it lost the edge that the original had and it favors sappy cancer drama instead. It is a solid film, but way too emotionally manipulative. Thus, the original should have won an Oscar, and not the sequel.