Evan Kraft’s review published on Letterboxd:
Easily one of my new favorite horror sequels. I think the best part of it is that it really doesn’t feel like a sequel, more of a continuation of the story. It also does a good job getting you right into the story without the need of long unnecessary expository scenes explaining everything from the last movie. It kept its 96 minute runtime which was more than perfect.
And yes, everyone is talking about the sound design. It’s amazing. I dug in my wallet for the extra four bucks to see it in the Ultrascreen and it was more than worth it. I did cover my ears at one point because it did kinda get too loud but overall I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
The acting in this is also phenomenal, and I’m glad that the deaf community is getting more representation in more mainstream big studio blockbusters (maybe this will also get more people to see CODA this year please watch it). Everyone here does an amazing job and I believed everyone at every point in the film.
This may be the hype getting to me, but this is almost a perfect movie. I can still vividly remember a ton of scenes in my head and the feelings I felt watching this. If you have the chance, definitely see this in a theater, preferably the biggest one there is.