New The Woman in Black 2 Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics
Relativity Media released their new horror/thriller film, “The Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death,” into theaters today, and the reviews are in from the top,major movie critics in the biz. It came back with mixed reviews, getting an overall 45 score out of a possible 100 across 12 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine and Phoebe Fox. We’ve added blurbs from a couple of the critics, below. Ben Kenigsberg over at The New York Times, gave it a 50 score, saying: “The director, Tom Harper, seems less interested in allegory than in monotonous, conventional goosing, the kind that involves flickering lights and a creaky rocking chair.”
Justin Lowe from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 50 score, stating: “Reliant on suspense rather than gore, this is functional middle-brow psychological horror and screenwriter Joe Croker finds plenty of tired haunted house tropes he’s happy to recycle in adapting material from Susan Hill’s original novel.”
Sara Stewart from the New York Post, gave it a 50 score. She said: “Director Tom Harper (“War Book”) defaults too often to gotcha scares, which is disappointing.”
Gary Golstein from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 50 grade, stating: “The new installment is, at best, a serviceable creep show, one with far more chills than thrills.”
Alonso Durable over at TheWrap, gave it a 42 score, stating: “Every good idea this sequel has to offer winds up taking a backseat to the most obvious cat-in-the-closet “BOO!” moments imaginable.”
Finally, Scott Foundas at Variety, gave it a 40 grade, saying: ” A handsomely made but dramatically inert and not very scary sequel.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.