A pretty rote remake for most of the running time. Most of the new stuff doesn't really add anything either. Performances are mixed, with Josh Gad probably the best of the bunch. But somewhere during the climactic "Kill the Beast", I found myself fully engaged and really enjoying myself. There's just enough magic here to make it work.
Film #1 of Scavenger Hunt #4 list
Task #1: Film featuring reincarnation!
Ugh. Why did I do this to myself? Also, why did anyone think this was a good idea. There is so much stuff that's painful in here, it's hard to remember: Random slow-mo, bad CGI, terrible acting, wrongheaded re-purposing of ideas from the original, ... the list goes on. There were points that were so bad, I involuntarily laughed. I guess, at the very least, at least it…