The Blogging Banshee - film critic, Tomatometer approved.
The practical effects were great, the kills were very creative and entertaining to watch, the entire burning house sequence was gorgeous, I loved Big John and Little John, and a couple of the nods to the original were fun.
Unfortunately, most of the new characters introduced were just cannon fodder. There were too many nostalgia grabs by having characters from the original return but then not really using those characters. There also was basically no main plot, just a lot of little subplots that went nowhere.
• Alice Krige!
• Olwen Fouéré
• Inventive kills
• Some really memorable shots
• Fantastic sets
• It’s short
• Greatly underutilized it’s fantastic cast.
• Tries really hard to include “buzzword” topics like school shootings and gentrification, but botches any real message it even hints at and certain aspects are fairly problematic.