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Thursday, 3 July 2014

Sadako 3D 2 (2013)

Even though much of the potential of 3D2  is wasted, the end result is still much better than the teen horror that was the first film.
Some of the exterior scenes are quite beautiful, but when it moves indoors and attempts to scare it falls flat. Hanabusa sets up some effective scares that get ruined by the addition of CGI. CGI just isn't scary; it’s lazy and boring. The sooner film-makers get back to creating atmosphere with skills, music and lighting the better off we’ll be as viewers.
Connections between protagonists hold the story together when it seems to be struggling to find a focus, and if you stay for the duration the final third raises the score. It doesn't make much sense, but it’s the best part.

2½ scraping noises out of 5

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