As credulous — or con-artist cheaty — as its demon-hunter protagonists, but lacking their charm. Worse, it can’t even be bothered to justify and satisfy the procedural approach to its mystery.
When it’s not tediously predictable in its clichés, its complete lack of narrative or thematic daring, and its colorless meathead hero, it’s a mess of incoherent action and noisy psychedelic chaos.
A lazy, insulting xerox of better movies about Liam Neeson growling into cell phones at enigmatic villains. Devoid of tension and mystery, and rife with plotholes that derail the trip.
“Less Ed and Lorraine” and “more cheese and cardboard” is precisely the last direction a sequel to the classy original should have gone in. Yet here we are.
The simple elegance of the first film has been lost in a jumbled mess that sometimes hits on fresh angles on ghost stories but most often is shoddy, sloppy, and lazy.
Smart, stylish horror flick, though a standout more for its elegant performances than any original scares.
Actual unretouched phrases that people plugged into search engines this week that led them to this site (with some commentary from me)…
Vera Farmiga. Patrick Wilson. Lili Taylor. Ron Livingston. With a cast like that, I’m there.
The stuff that made the first film so great couldn’t be adequately represented in a trailer, so I’m attempting to maintain my optimism here…
Ridley Scott’s new Alien prequel. That alone is reason to rejoice…