Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Mar 2013
Any here who like this movie and consider it underrated? It's always been among my favorite sequels and I'll always love both movies to death. The original is rightfully a beloved movie but the sequel gets a much less kind reception. I can understand people finding the original to be better and I'd never argue that, but the sequel I think is definitely unfairly maligned and hated on and deserves a lot more respect. I always enjoy the Hell out of this every time I see it and I find it has the same great balance of laughs and scares as the original, the main cast are all back and still have great chemistry, Vigo was a scary villain and I always felt the mood slime storyline was very creative. And throw in a lot of awesome scenes it has like the river of slime, the courtroom scene with the Scoleri Brothers and the walking Statue Of Liberty, it's hard for me not to enjoy this. I always watch both movies together because to me they feel so incomplete if one is watched on it's own. In a way I kind of don't even consider them seperate films, just a mini-series event broken down into two parts.
Both movies are among my all-time favorites and I always hate seeing the second one get bashed on, which happens a LOT from what I've seen. Granted I grew up with both movies and definitely have a strong nostalgic attachment to both, but while I won't argue GB2 has some flaws, I think the good definitely outweighs the bad and it's still a winner. Any others here who like it?
On a side note, hard to believe both movies will be 30 and 25 this year respectively, how time has flown. They seem so timeless.