Hello, my lovely readers!
Last week I published a review on The Babysitter. As I quite enjoyed this freaky little horror-comedy flick, I was all ears when Netflix announced the sequel. Let’s see if that’s worth watching as well.
The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):
Two years after defeating a satanic cult led by his babysitter, Cole once again has to outsmart the forces of evil when old enemies unexpectedly return.
I am angry. I am thoroughly pissed of. The first movie was kind of quirky, stupid, and predictable but still a ton of fun and immensely enjoyable.
This sequel is an insult. It’s bad. So very very bad that it almost hurt to watch it.
Gone is the at least partly smart humor of the first part, the nods to other famous horror movies or tropes. This is just stupid, annoying, and boring.
The story barely makes any sense and the grand reveal is more than a large stretch when it comes to believability. Remember when I complained in my last review that certain cast members couldn’t act if their life depended on it? Well, they get to make a comeback. Isn’t that wonderful?
Actually, most of the things that they brought back from the first movie are parts that I didn’t enjoy much or found necessarily entertaining or funny.
I think I rolled my eyes so many times while watching this film, it’s a wonder they didn’t fall out of my head. Even though the film is only 101 minutes long, it felt much longer and I found myself checking how far away the ending was several times.
Let’s talk a bit about the cast, shall we? Judah Lewis had a serious glow-up between this film and the last! He does a pretty good job but honestly, what was the costume department thinking? Throughout the entire film, he’s wearing a corduroy suit. Yes, you read that correctly. It actually did suit him but pray tell, what teenager wears a CORDUROY suit? No wonder that kid gets bullied.
We have Emily Alyn Lind whom we also met in the first flick. Now she’s the spitting image of Samara Weaving. The resemblance is almost uncanny and I wish they would have done something with that. I can see a side plot there! But nope. Instead, her character is annoying AF in this film and just couldn’t stand her.
A notable cast addition marks Jenna Ortega. She pretty cool but I can’t shake the feeling that I’ve seen her before in something but according to her Wikipedia list of works that’s not the case. I know that’s a me problem, but it did bug me throughout that movie that I couldn’t put my finger on why she seemed so familiar. Maybe she just looks like another actress, I don’t know.
Actually, the only thing I liked about this movie is the soundtrack. We get some amazing songs but not even that (or Judah Lewis’ glow-up) makes it worth suffering through 101 minutes of pure awfulness. Don’t watch this film, it’s so bad, it’s not even funny anymore.
Did you watch the film? Let me know in the comments!