13 October 2018 | kannibalcorpsegrinder
Entertaining sequel, nothing more
Attempting to forget her troubles, a college student's island getaway with her friends starts to become eerily familiar when they start to disappear one-by-one at the hands of the same vicious killer that stalked her before and must outwit him again to get off the island alive.
This turned out to be a rather contradictory sequel. Among the big problems here are the films' utterly lame and ridiculous suspense scenes that plague the first half here, as there are some really ridiculous moments. The search of her apartment in the dark thinking she's being followed or her supposed encounter at the nightclub seeing his shadow in the background watching her just come off as lame padding to keep the essence of the story intact since they're not suspenseful and come off solely for her nervous breakdown about being tormented by the past instead. Going hand-in-hand with the issue of how the ruse that gets them onto the island being so painfully obvious as to completely undermine its intended effect, these here make the first half unbearably boring and suspenseless as they prattle through the abandoned resort in a move that makes no sense as for why they're there in the first place as spending this time with completely unlikable characters here with the group being such utterly reprehensible and doesn't make this any more fun with these scenes making an overlong series of confrontations that makes this so challenging to get through. That along signals the film's biggest and most nonsensical element here with the absolutely inane and illogical storyline here which is so ridiculous, illogical and features so many holes that makes the events completely survivable by failing to fall into one of his traps, managing to exploit near-criminal stupidity that keeps this wholly frustrating and strains logic in so many specific instances it hurts to think how close this came to succeeding. These numerous issues here are more than enough to hold this down while it does get a few things right here. The majority of these positives all come from the stalking scenes which are quite fun throughout here as the upped body count accounts for some fun stalking scenes out on the docks, the stoner's grow-room and the several encounters in the hotel where it's all spread out in different rooms, the lobby and the pantry trying to get away from the killer chasing them throughout the grounds. This continues on through the finale where the chasing gets quite frantic and exciting where the breaking walls, close escapes and slasher conventions come into play quite nicely with some fun kills along with the fine action giving this section some fire to make up for the first half. As the killer generate some nice bloodshed, these here are all the film has going for it.
Rated R: Graphic Violence, Graphic Language, and drug use and references.