This movie is grotesque. You will have to go a long, long way to find a bigger fan or defender of the first film than myself, but while there are interesting themes touched on, and skirted over in this one, and while Aaron Johnson, and Chloe Moretz are good to great, while even McLovin’ has his moments, this one is overwhelmed by the stupidity that the first one kept in check. Not sure why everyone is so enamoured with Jim Carrey either. Who the hell is Jeff Wadlow, and how the hell did he get the keys to this kingdom?
It’s a real shame, because like I said, there are some good ideas in here, and they do a really good job in establishing a really overwhelming sense of dread, and hopelessness leading into the latter stages of the movie, it’s all just wasted on a movie that makes my brain ache.