I appreciated they metaphor, and I connected conceptually, but sometimes the anthropomorphism was a bit too uncanny.
This was a great sequel and I feel like the two should be watched together.
One thing I noted was, the uneasiness I felt at several points didn't go away. I feel like all the civilians are still brainwashed in the end, and the way some of them talked still felt really abnormal. It borders on creepy that even after the villain was "defeated", something still feels off, though it may be intentional.
This took a while to digest. Please don't avoid this movie simply because you're not into horror.
I am so thankful I was able to go into it blind, because it is definitely a film that will be heavily discussed, and the trailers do a poor job of containing the mystery. I loved that there are small details sprinkled throughout, which I at first saw as comedic relief, or light social commentary. But those pieces ended up coming back stronger,…