Usually when movies make a sequel they're not nearly as good as the first. The Boy was a great movie, with jump scares. Brahms: The Boy 2 was even better and had several MORE jump scares (that actually made me JUMP and even holler out loud!) OMG!, it was Totally Awesome! I CAN'T WAIT to see The Boy 3! So what if it got delayed! It was well worth waiting for. The Boy was creepy. Brahms was even Creepier! Brahms is a true Psychological Thriller that delivers surprising twists and doesn't disappoint you. The ending hints at a future Boy 3, and I would LOVE it if it continued with chapters to this story, like the Halloween movies.
2 of 5 stars
I mostly enjoyed the creepy thrills of 2016's The Boy, where a young woman is hired by a wealthy old couple to watch their son who just happens to be a doll named Brahms who may or may not be alive. It built an atmosphere with patience until the very end where it definitively revealed the doll was not alive at all. Zoom ahead several years and now we have the awkwardly titled Brahms: The Boy II (why? why is the sequel status slated for the subtitle?) and it completely negates the previous movie. Surprise, that doll that was only a doll in the first movie is now a real supernatural presence who infects others and can move on its own. I don't consider this a significant spoiler merely because returning director William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) tips his hand so early into the movie's 86 minutes. Because you know the doll is definitely alive now the rest of the movie becomes a tedious game of waiting for the adults to finally catch on, which makes the viewer impatient and also saps the dread out of scenes. This is the first movie I can recall where a person screams in front of a stationary doll and it's treated like a jump scare. Katie Holmes (Logan Lucky) does her best as the matriarch of a family suffering some serious psychological trauma after being the victims of a home invasion. She and her husband see the Brahms doll as a working conduit for their son to better process his trauma. He's even begun talking again, and also supposedly drawing very murderous pictures and saying how Brahma is angry. There's an interesting story somewhere in here about a family using a creepy doll as an unorthodox means of PTSD therapy, but The Boy II is just such a lackluster horror movie. We know the doll is alive yet all the things we're supposed to worry about are absent the doll's immediate vicinity. Even as it gets more and more blatant, including a finale that reveals what Brahms looks like behind his mask (did you even think there was a "behind"?), the movie fails to make you care about anything that's happening. It's sluggish, silly, and stale. Even if you were a marginal fan of the first one, I would advise skipping Brahms. I wonder if there will be a The Boy III that completely undoes the sequel, the Rise of Skywalker to The Boy II's Last Jedi. Never thought I'd write that sentence.
Nate's Grade: C-
0.5 of 5 stars
It's just REALLY bad...
0.5 of 5 stars
watched 30 minutes of it and said I was bored and DONE. Do not make any more please!
1 of 5 stars
Do t waste your money
2 of 5 stars
The Boy II doesn't resuscitate an already poor original. A couple of jumps will keep you interested, as the actors do their all with weak material. At least there isn't much of it, this boy is short and not very sweet.
0.5 of 5 stars
What we have here is a terribly bland and painfully generic possessed doll film that frustratingly abandoned one of the most successful elements of its proceeder for bog-standard waffle.
Ditching the effective slasher-esque twist that made the original more than just a killer doll movie, in favour of unoriginal killer doll tropes making it, well.. just another killer doll movie. *insert MAJOR eye roll here*
The Boy 2 hasn't an ounce of originality in its porcelain bones, delivering a tiresome and flavourless experience that has as much life as the inanimate Brahms himself. The sub-plot is distractingly pointless, the jump scares are infuriatingly scarce and inept, and the final act is nothing short of a snooze-fest.
What an absolutely shambles of a movie. Bury Brahmns back into the ground where he belongs!
2.5 of 5 stars
not a good ending, didn’t explain how the boy became possessed which is what I really wanted to see.
3 of 5 stars
Movie was good , and it had a few good scary moments just like the first one , didn't disappoint..
4 of 5 stars
It was entertaining throughout. The ending was a bit odd, but of course when setting up for another sequel I guess it has to be.