31 in 31- The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

31 in 31 logo
Woman In Black 2 poster1“Don’t look! You mustn’t look.”

Story: WWII London. Bomb strikes = taking refugee children to the country.  What could possibly get them up there?  Cue ghost woman!

Scares: A few, of course jump-out or pop-up variety. Boo!

Splat factor: hardly any, unless you count the WWII hospital scenes.

Closing scene “shocker”?: Yes. AKA “it never ends”. Yeah yeah. We know. Yawn. Oh yeah; for those of you that didn’t figure out that gobsmacker?  SPOILER ALERT.

Remake, Sequel or OG (Original Ghoul)?: Sequel to Woman in Black, naturally. Not nearly as good.

Trick or Treat?: The opening scene in WWII London, is amazing. You see the devastation of the city after a German air strike. Pulls you into the horror and destruction of the time better than most “real war” films. Unfortunately, the film tapers off from there.

A combination of tedious plot and tired clichés do in this film. Pity, as the art direction, costuming and set design is top notch.

I’d say more, but honestly?  Angel of Death feels like a cash-grab with quality art direction.  Pity, as the original film is pretty sweet.

Score: 2.5 out of 5 pumpkins. Doesn’t completely suck, but I’d only watch it again if it was background noise at a party.

This entry was posted in 31 in 31 and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.