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SEE NO EVIL 2

DVD Review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS: 89 minutes, three featurettes, previews

VIDEO: 1.78:1 (Anamorphic Widecsreen)

AUDIO: English 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles (film only): English, Spanish

 

STUDIO: WWE Studios/ Lionsgate

RELEASE DATE: 10-21-2014

SEE NO EVIL 2 is the type of sequel which has its strengths and weaknesses, and only the inclusion of the cast and the input from the Soska sisters save the sequel.   However, the most two interesting characters don’t make it through the whole film while the focus is on making Jacob Goodnight into a horror icon.   SEE NO EVIL 2 is a sequel that is mostly good for the first 70 minutes and suffers from a weak third act that could have used more rewrites.  The direction from Jen and Sylvia Soska is not to blame as they have come up with filming some great kills and make you care when some of our trapped people in the morgue get offed by Jacob Goodnight.  I just wish the script didn’t turn it into a one sided affair as Jacob Goodnight is an unstoppable force and I think the SEE NO EVIL franchise could take notes from the superior THE COLLECTOR and THE COLLECTION.   Katharine Isabelle is a scene stealer from basically everyone including Danielle Harris (who is quite good) and Kane.   I think it is time Katharine Isabelle gets more leading roles as she seems to be sharing one thing in common with her roles more and more with another actor named Sean Bean.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

TWISTED TWINS (SOSKA SISTERS)- this is the best of three featurettes that I had to watch twice as it gives a good background on Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska from their childhood to what each of them bring to the directing of their movies. Also the cast comment on how great it is to work with the Soska sisters and hope they get to be in future films by the two of them.

AUTOPSY: DISSECTING THE KILLS- a look at how they created the great kills in this sequel.

KANE: AN ICON REBORN- a look at Kane’s wrestling character and Jacob Goodnight along with how people are impressed by Kane’s performance and Kane giving high praise for the directors

 

FINAL ANALYSIS:  SEE NO EVIL 2 isn’t a totally successful horror movie which suffers from a weak third act, but hopefully it will get fans of the SEE NO EVIL films to check out the Soska sisters superior first two films (DEAD HOOKER INA TRUNK and AMERICAN MARY)

 

This review is 10-26-2014 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com


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