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Saturday, 23 January 2016

Ju-on: The Beginning of the End (2014)

An unnecessary reboot of the franchise that doesn't improve upon the original film in any way, or even do enough that's different to justify its existence.
As usual there's more than one time period under the scope, this time with a total of eight stories split across them, each tied somehow to the Saeki house. It takes a long time to get to the scares, but when they do come they're decent enough for a while, even though by this stage we've seen the same things before in better films. The steady, creeping camera movements range from being merely perfunctory to nicely timed, and it's always great to see practical effects outnumber CGI, so credit for both of those things. However, the second half really drops the ball, and the ending is stupid.

2 house calls out of 5

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