(This review may contain spoilers).
Having watched the first Strangers movie when it came out at the cinema, I thought I’d give this one a try and see if it was as harrowing as the first.
I have to say, I was disappointed in this movie. I felt the characters made really bad decisions, even at the start of the movie, when no one was aware of what was really going on.
I did find Kinsey to be an interesting character as the movie went on, but at the start, it was really hard to connect with her. She just came across as a fairly typical rebellious teenager – and it was really hard not to see her as the character from Once Upon a Time.
I felt this movie was fairly predictable and relied too heavily on the jump scares. The use of the masks could have come across so much better, but by the end of the movie, the appearance of the strangers wasn’t scary or creepy at all.
It was good to see some fight in the characters, but towards the end of the movie, it was difficult to suspend my disbelief. After all, adrenaline can probably only carry someone so far.
I can’t really say I was disappointed in this movie, as I didn’t have particularly high expectations going into it. But although Kinsey and Luke made me care about what happened to them, I really couldn’t have said the same for their parents. I also did think that some of the gore was really over the top. Less can sometimes be more.
There were some areas of tension in this movie, but I felt the ending left a lot to be desired. I wouldn’t watch this movie again in the future and I wouldn’t recommend it as a particularly engaging thriller to watch.