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J (it) wrote: See No Evil 2 is a 2014 horror thriller slasher film directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska, written by Nathan Brookes and Bobby Lee Darby, and starring Glenn "Kane" Jacobs, Danielle Harris, Katharine Isabelle, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Chelan Simmons, Greyson Holt, Lee Majdoub, and Michael Eklund. The film is, of course, the sequel to the 2006 film See No Evil.A group of friends pays a late night visit to the city morgue to surprise Amy (Danielle Harris) on her birthday. But the surprise is on them when the one-eyed corpse of brutal psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Glenn "Kane" Jacobs) unexpectedly rises from a cold sub-basement slab. Their wild party quickly turns into a terrifying slayfest as the sadistic mass murderer resumes his savage rampage complete with hooks, surgical knives, and power saws.I never watched WWE that much, but when I did, it always had Kane. Kane was one bad motherfucker. In 2006, Kane made his acting debut with the first film produced by WWE, a slasher film titled See No Evil, helmed by former porn director Gregory Dark. I really hated See No Evil. The characters were hateful and unsympathetic, the writing was incredibly clichd, the cinematography was oversaturated and grimy, and the acting was terrible. The one good thing in See No Evil was Kane.Last year, a sequel was announced, and horror fans everywhere screamed out loud, "Fucking really? Why?" I should know. I was one of them. I mean, seriously, did See No Evil really need a sequel (a direct-to-DVD one no less)? Jacob Goodnight, Kane's character, died at the end of the first film, so resurrecting him in a sequel would make no sense. Then again, maggots were living in his brain in the first film, so I guess anything is possible. See No Evil 2 may not be good, but it's by far a vast improvement upon its predecessor.First up, the direction. Whereas Gregory Dark's direction in the first film was incredibly lazy, the Soskas' directorial style actually gives the sequel more energy and class. The Soskas have impressed me before with American Mary and I'm certainly looking forward to their film adaptation of Painkiller Jane. The Soskas clearly understood how preposterous the script is and decided to have a little bit of fun with it, and it pays off to a certain extent.Next up, the acting. In the first film, the acting from all the teens and young adults was damn near horrid, and the actors who played the cop and Jacob's mother, respectively, seemed like they were phoning it in. In the sequel, it actually has a little star power with Katharine Isabelle and scream queen Danielle Harris onboard. The acting from Harris, Isabelle, and Kane is pretty good. The other actors are very forgettable and quite bland, but they're still better than the untalented dipshits from the first film.Now onto the characters. In the first film, director Gregory Dark and screenwriter Dan Madigan make no attempt to make the characters likeable. They came across as obnoxious, immature douchebags, so you never feel bad for them when they get axed off by Kane. In the sequel, the Soskas and screenwriters Nathan Brookes and Bobby Lee Darby actually try to make the characters easy to root for. I particularly liked the characters Amy, Tamara, and Seth. The others are forgettable, and pretty badly-drawn, but at least they're not hateful.The cinematography is also much better in this film than in its predecessor. Ben Nott's cinematography in the first film was absolutely terrible. The first ten minutes has an oversaturated Michael Bay-like quality, and when we're in the hotel, it's given this dingy, ugly, greenish-brown color palette, and the annoying speed ramping got on my nerves. Mahlon Todd Williams' work on the sequel is very slick and he gives the film a neat, glossy look. I also liked the lighting choices he and the Soskas made. The colors of red, yellow, green, and blue were used for different phases of the film, and they heighten the mood quite well.See No Evil 2 also has a lot of entertaining death scenes. The first few are just standard slasher kills, but later on, they get more creative and inventive. The musical score by the Newton Brothers, topping Tyler Bates' music from the first film, complements the death scenes perfectly. I'll admit, the death scenes in the first film weren't bad, but aside from the cell-phone-shoved-in-throat death, they never really tried anything creative or new.With all this praise I'm giving the film, you're probably thinking I like See No Evil 2. But that's where y'all are wrong. I didn't hate See No Evil 2, but I don't think it's objectively good either. The writing is really quite poor, though not as bad as the first film, and at the end of the day, it's just the same slasher film we've seen thousands of times before. Granted this isn't necessarily a bad thing, but with the talent behind and in front of the camera, it honestly feels like wasted potential.Also, one thing that aggravated me in this film were the constant flashbacks to the first film so viewers who haven't seen it is aware of the background of the villain. We didn't need these flashbacks, because A) The first film was a horrendous piece of trash, and B) Jacob Goodnight's motivation for being a psychopathic serial killer isn't really interesting. Plus, the script gives us a lot of unnecessary plot lines that never impact the story one bit.FINAL SCORE: 5/10See No Evil 2 is reasonably fun slasher entertainment. The acting was decent, it's well-shot, the death scenes were a blast to sit through, the main protagonist is likeable, and the direction was smooth and energetic, but the other characters are bland, the writing is mediocre, the flashbacks were unnecessary, the plot lines weren't needed, and it just feels like another routine slasher flick. Overall, See No Evil 2 is a vast improvement upon the first film, but that's not saying much.
Catine M (au) wrote: Film franais assez mal r (C)alis (C) mais bon fond... Ca fait penser un m (C)lange entre Bernard Werber et V for Vendetta...
Matthew B (ag) wrote: movie that people hate but I like
Jesse K (ca) wrote: 4.5/5 Is Crank the greatest piece of cinema ever made? Probably.
Dani S (de) wrote: Yet another reason why Ryan Merriman is one of the most underrated young stars of our time. This is an absolutely precious little gem on growing up and puberty in particular. Each moment, hilarious with a hidden little lesson about growing up, sex, people and life. A real must see.
Andy B (jp) wrote: Similar to Maximum Overdrive but still was awesome!!!!!!
Cecilia C (us) wrote: A light, comical film that is like a breath of fresh air in the stuffy world of cinema. This one never, ever takes itself to seriously?even with a tremendous cast of some of the finest actresses ever. Yet, it?s not laugh-out-loud funny?it?s a quiet, subtle film that keeps the audience smiling and guessing. Joan Plowright stars as the matriarch of a section of a town in Ireland known as Widow?s Peak, since all of the residents of the ?section? are widows. Mia Farrow plays a woman who?s a bit out of her league among the widows but they include her anyway (we later find out why) and Natasha Richardson plays a wealthy American from England whose husband died and left her with money and a streak of viciousness. Plowright plays her air of superiority perfectly?she?s not too over-the-top but she?s just daft enough to make it seem convincing. Richardson is perfect?I honestly did not expect it when she did mean-spirited things?though I bought it just enough as the plot wants us to (since the surprise ending fits all of the pieces together). Mia Farrow, at first, seemed a little out of place to me as an Irish widow, but after watch a bit I totally forgot I was watching an American actress putting on an accent. The entire film is just a pleasure to watch?it?s funny when it needs to be and exciting at times. A true treasure!
Matt E (us) wrote: Plot 4Production 3 Entertainment 3Characters 4 Originality 5
Scott A (mx) wrote: Pretty good little comedy about a husband that cheats on his wife, and the rest of the family and friends begin to try to kill him.Despite my hate for cheaters, Kline is just far too likable here, and maybe it's cause he just implies he cheats with all these other women, as we never really see anything else. We see him hit on other women, but nothing more.And the women he goes after are all pretty famous. Victoria Jackson gets the most screen time and is pretty good, but a very young Heather Graham and even Kline's real wife, Phoebe Cates, show up in a scene each as the others.The rest of the family is pretty good, but Phoenix's part never seems to really go anywhere or grow.And Reeves and Hurt don't show up until about 51 minutes into the movie and don't really add much to the plot.In fact, the film is better in the first half before Kline goes through all the attempts on his life. Movies loses something in the second half, but the cast help keep it going.
Geoffrey D (fr) wrote: I liked it, but the transfer of the film I saw was rather poor, making it hard to make out the scenes. That said, it moved slow in some parts, but it was a good one. I liked the fellow who played Casanova and Harvey (though he was dubbed) particularly stood out.
Leon B (es) wrote: This movie was a great adventure but i thought there could have been more to it.
Cody C (es) wrote: This ones a clunker, don't bother. She doesn't even show her titties. And the script is abysmal. Violence is lame as fuck.
Kristopher D (br) wrote: a good father and son movie to watch any day