Although it qualifies as solid entertainment for a 2019 family with its technically superior look, the film struggles mightily to find the magic that came so easily to its predecessor.
There are no real characters here, just quickly sketched stick figures in too-tight costumes that deliver a few solid laughs but not much more.
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The movie doesn’t do anything well and it’s an open question why anyone would pay money to see a reworking of a premise that offers so little.
A much different breed of horror than one typically finds in multiplexes, trading in jump scares for something longer and lingering.
Even though Talbot opts for a quasi-humorous approach to the subject matter, the comedic edge can’t hide an underlying sadness about what this all means.
With a dose of comedy, a dash of romance, and some CGI-heavy battles, the film accomplishes what it needs to do.
There wasn’t much to Hamlet’s Ophelia and there’s not a lot more to this production’s version of her.
Weaknesses aside, it’s a feel-good experience with more to recommend it than the obligatory nostalgia trip associated with half-century old songs.