I don't see the horror behind this movie, it feels to me - at most - like a slow haunted doll thriller with the lack of scares. The story is limited, a traumatized family moves to guest house where their kid, Jude finds Brahms the doll in the near forest and things starts to get weird around the family for not following the doll rules.Nothing new here, the screenplay is dull and you can skip full minutes without losing any of the storyline, the character development is awful, the movie is well shot but with the lack of a strong plot it doesn't add much. I think it'd have been a very good film if it was summed into a short film because clearly if they wanted this to succeed as a feature film they could've gone through the trouble of coming up with an interesting new idea or at least a single twist in the story, I believe this movie is an effort and a chance gone wasted. over all it's watchable but won't be enjoyable unless you watch it in 2x speed.
I really dont know why this movie doesnt seem to be appealing to a lot of people I thought it was decent.The acting was good, it kept up a suspenseful atmosphere and managed to make sure you felt tense at all the right times. It was a continuation (obviously) of the boy and while I will admit I thought the first one was better this was still a decent sequel.My suggestion would be to give it a try at least, while i dont think this was a spectacular classic it was in my opinion an enjoyable watch and worth the time to give it a try.
Let me start by saying, I LOVED THE FIRST ONE! It was so fresh and creepy and that TWIST! OMG! 😲So I went in having high hopes for the sequel, especially since I saw it was same writer and director as the first one and they managed to attach Katie Holmes.But I had to say I was highly disappointed with this movie. It checks off all the boxes, but it's kind of slow and pretty predictable. The plot could have been ramped up more as there was no real danger and the scares were pretty generic. And the final twist / 3rd act felt lackluster, especially when you compare to the 3rd act of the original.Again, it's not a bad movie. You'll be entertained. It's just a missed opportunity in my opinion. The script needed a another pass.
Brahms: The Boy II is a 2020 American supernatural horror film starring Katie Holmes, Ralph Ineson, Owain Yeoman, and Christopher Convery. A stand-alone sequel to the 2016 film The Boy, it is directed by William Brent Bell and written by Stacey Menear, the respective director and writer of the original film. The plot follows a young boy who, after moving into a mansion with his parents following a traumatizing incident, finds a life-like doll he becomes attached to.I was looking forward to watching this film, the original was a pleasant surprise for me and a film I have rewatched several times since it's release. This film would've benefitted more from a little better direction - the film follows Liza (Katie Holmes) trying to rebuild her life after a violent burglary took place whilst she was home with her son. Who, now traumatised by the ordeal only speaks with a notepad.The film relies too much on dream sequences and jump scares and not enough on genuine frighting moments, which are much more effective. I felt the film for the most part was more about the family dynamic of the two parents and the son, with horror moments placed in between without much effort.As the film begins it's third act, some revelations are revealed that, as other users have mentioned, tarnish the original films ending and make you question what the filmmakers were thinking. The films strong points in my opinion are the performances of the three leads, who are clearly giving their all despite what they are working with. Katie Holmes is great in the lead role and I've always wished she was in more films and the actor playing her son is also rather good. The film as a whole though is disappointing.5/10
This wasn't the best movie ever but it's an enjoyable hour and a half.There was nothing wrong with the film, it was well made, the acting was fine, had the jumps in all the right places. It did lack a little tension but it was fine. If you're a fan of the scary movie genre it's worth a watch.
Not a matter of weather it's as good as the original. It's seems that both movies are different enough to stand on their own.
So I'm guessing the original made enough money to do a sequel, but the original's story does not give much wiggle room for a squeal, so they alter the purpose of "the boy" so that they can make more movies. It's a story change similar to Friday the 13th part one and part 2 (if you seen those movies, you'll understand )
As for the movie as a stand alone It takes a while to really get to the point where I'm scared. These ghost stories are starting to get lame. They need to go back to killing people without mercy. Not really sure if it's worth just watching Katie Holmes be cute but old for like 70 mins before something horrific happens.
Well this movie was a pleasant Surprise, I didn't expect much from this movie after all the awful reviews but after seeing the movie I can say it's not amazing but i still had a fun time watching it and it's easily so far the best horror movie outta 2020 so far. The cast in this movie all shine and give a great performance everyone does great. The music also in this movie gives the creepy automspehere It's full effect. The characters are also have great character development. The production design is also really great and also help the creepy automsphere. The runtime is great and doesn't overstay it's welcome. The pacing although slow is great and is very much like childs play. But where the movie really starts to fail is with its scares, THIS MOVIE IS NOT AT ALL SCARY, there is potential there to be scary but I feel with it's pg-13 rating it limits the scares that could of happened. Also the dialog at sometimes can be over the top and all over the place. Overall, Brahms the boy 2 was a movie that took me by surprise with how much I did enjoy it, yes it's not that scary but this movie I did find enjoyable. If you have any Interest in seeing It, I say give it a try.
The first film was fairly surprising imo though many hated the twist ending. I thought it worked rather well. This new film rewrites the story with the doll quite a bit and it will work with some and won't with many. The film has an overall similar feel to the first I. Ambience and scares and even gets a bit more demented at times. The cliches are there but if you know what you're getting into it shouldn't be surprising. Overall there are some interesting moments and enough creepiness to be decent enough.