Interrupting the narrative momentum and asking the audience to wait a year for the conclusion may make commercial sense, but it also undermines and dilutes the theatrical experience.
This first sequel delves deeper into the resonant themes introduced in its predecessor, expands the mythology, reflects the horrors in its titular “entertainment,” and further fleshes out the primary characters.
It’s passable entertainment for the kids, even if it even falls a tad short of “Ice Age” and “Robots,” by the same director.
“Red Dawn'”is a hopelessly unconvincing hodgepodge of inept and laughable action sequences
Jennifer Lawrence hits the thespian bull’s-eye once again as the “girl on fire,” carrying the movie on her shoulders with a never-a-false-move star turn.
Here’s a sequel that’s pretty much the equal of its predecessor. That is not a compliment.