Brahms: The Boy II

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44% Audience Score44%
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    I would love to rate this higher. As a stand alone movie it is great, but as a sequel it falls short... it takes what makes the first film so good and spits on it. Glad i saw it but wont watch again.
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    Make my doll creepier, please. So this is about a family that went through a traumatic event. Trying to heal, they decide to take a vacation to a remote manor. The son (Christopher Convery) finds a porcelain doll buried on the grounds, connects with it, and names it Brahms. Is this just a step in the recovery process, or is there something more sinister afoot? Now I never had even heard of The Boy before this, as it somehow must have flown under my radar in 2016. I had seen a trailer to the sequel, and it just looked like a garden variety horror flick that looked very easy to confuse with The Turning. Horror is usually rather easy to pick up, so I figured I was fine to just jump in on this without any knowledge of the lore. I was able to follow this just fine, and it is just a standard generic genre film. Now, this started on the wrong foot with me by having this kid be one that randomly pranks his mom. I thought it was going to be a case where Hollywood doesn't know how to write children, and while I would never call it successful in that department, I will say that it does improve after the opening. They take away this child's speech and make him write all of his dialogue in a notebook, and that does make it so that he doesn't get too annoying. The problem with this movie is that it is never really explained what there is a draw is to this doll in the first place. Perhaps it is explained in the preceding movie, but I kind of had to roll with it, assuming that it is some sort of supernatural siren song situation. I also wasn't too creeped out by Brahms if I am being really honest. Sure, it looks a bit off, but I thought it was just goofy more than anything else. It's not like it is doing much either; this movie prescribes to the "less is more" theory of horror a la Paranormal Activity, and by that, I mean that there isn't a lot happening until things go haywire at the end. The doll does very small things, like turning on the television or moving its eyes, and that is either going to affect you or it's not. This isn't terrible, it's just doesn't do anything new. The biggest name attached to this is Katie Holmes who plays the mother and I thought she did fine in this, but I was more won over by the actor who played the father: Owain Yeoman. He has some noticeable charisma that did manage to elevate this a bit, and he reminded me of a cross between Richard Armitage and Christian Bale. Anyways, there's not anything here for anybody except horror junkies.
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    The first one was better
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    Brahms: Boneco do Mal II (2020) #IMDb #MovieReview 2,5 ⭐️ Após assalto traumático, família se muda para casa de campo e mil que acha enterrado boneco que não vale um conto de réis. E as coisas desandam para o pior. Bem clichês do gênero, mas até que vai.
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    Not scary. Acting horrible Didn’t care for it
  • 0.5 of 5 stars
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    Garbage. Nothing like the first movie.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Not sure why everyone is giving this poor ratings. For a scary movie, I thought it was pretty good. The ending before the actual ending might have made it better though.
  • 0.5 of 5 stars
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    Brahms The Boy ll Review: 0.5/10 Pros: Acting is tolerable Cons: Completely destroys first movie Unclear audience Intense moments spoiled in trailer Cheap jump scares No genuine tension Checked my watch a few times Falls for way too many horror movie tropes
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    What happened to the dumb fat kid is awesome but nothing else is memorable.
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    It's a decent enough follow up, but it's pretty hollow. It's really telling that I watched this a few days ago and I already barely remember anything from it. Still, if you want to waste some time, it's not horrible.