Candyman

Candyman ★★★½

Well the good news is that this is a solid follow up to the first film and there are a lot of positive elements. There is a foreboding atmosphere, great sound, lighting and camerawork, and the death scenes are well done. The acting is solid and as you might expect it throws in some social commentary as well.

The story is slightly clunky though and the film could be longer, which is not a complaint I usually make. It's really fast-paced, but could have been fleshed out more and I wish there was more of Candyman himself. I also didn't love the shadow puppets as a means to tell the story. It's stylish actually, but they maybe relied on it too much and I'd have liked to see some of those scenes. There isn't enough Tony Todd either, but overall it's a solid reintroduction for Candyman.

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