I was skeptical about ‘The Boy’ when it came out in 2016, especially being pg13. It looked dumb and dull, but I gave it a shot anyway. I was really surprised how much I enjoyed it, I even own it on DVD now. The ending is fantastic, and brings the entire thing together. So ‘Brahms: The Boy II’ being out now, I was more than excited to go see this. I have been waiting for it’s release date.
Not a real big cast in the film. It’s led by Katie Holmes (Dawsons’s Creek), and also stars Ralph Ineson (The Witch), Owain Yeoman (The Mentalist), and Christopher Convery (Gotham). We didn’t really need a sequel to ‘The Boy’ since everything was wrapped up in the first film and I didn’t really see what direction they could go it, but I was excited to go see it. The movie begins when a break in occurs when a mother and son are home and the dad is away at work. The son is scarred from the event and goes mute, the father thinks it will do his family some good and gets them out of the city and rents a house in the country side. The house is the guest house for the Heelshire manor. While taking a walk in the woods the son discovers Brahms buried, and digs him up and brings him home. Now in the first film Brahms is broken, that’s one of the major things to happen that causes everything to hit the fan. This one Brahms is complete, which they address, the caretaker puts Brahms back together. Which bugged me at first, but okay I can deal with that. Then they take a complete u-turn and go a complete different direction than the first film. In ‘The Boy’ he is just a normal doll, and it sets up for the big twist ending. That’s the whole point of the film. In ‘Brahms: The Boy II’ it’s more than just an old creepy doll, it’s a supernatural entity. Other than going against the first film ‘Brahms: The Boy II’ is dull and boring, and just seems to drag on. It’s the sequel we didn’t need or ask for, and hopefully it falls into obscurity because ‘The Boy’ is a great film. I give it a 4.5/10