-1 & 1/2 stars- Boringly mediocre at best, forgettable cinematic garbage juice at worst. Lackluster clichéd shallow horror fodder thats a blatant cash grab riding off the coattails of the original legacy, it's basically a caricature of itself. Would of been more entertaining if they would of just went balls to the wall 20mins in, instead of meandering about for over a hour and saving everything for the last 20 mins.
Blair Witch should've lost the found footage element to differentiate it from the 1st, as it's a loss that Wingard doesn't bring his fine directing style here that he did in The Guest, A Horrible Way to Die, and You're Next. Story wise, Barrett's screenplay creates too many thin characters, and the action takes too long to get going. Hopefully, this and Death Note is not the start of Wingard's longer dry spell.
Pretty much reprise of the original, but this time on steroids with bigger paranoia and bigger body count. Jump scares and constant screaming end up being more annoying than frighting. Subtle body horror of injured foot and claustrophobic tunnel scene are actually disturbing - and those are redeemable factors in otherwise easy to watch and easy to forget installment of the very promising franchise.
Just slightly better than the second. It does nothing to acknowledge the fact that now "found footage" is a whole genre, with many movies produced and several even more interesting than the original 1999 Blair Wicth Project. This is also a sad repetition of the same formula of the first and second film. The found footage of a group of teenagers that was filming a documentary in haunted woods. Seems the same script.
I like Wingard's work - to me he is one of the new faces of horror that stand out by creating atmosphere. Since You're Next, he's able to get me all tense and uptight. One star for the zoom in scare-then-calming-down scene; another star for the tunnel sequence - it freaked-me-out; and a last one for its general mood: it has got a more serious and suffering vibe than just a yell-and-run show. Good, but not perfect.
I think I smell a rat...ing. a ranting. nah, not really. beyond nil. i was oh so impressed with 'and you're next' and as Goddard failed hard with The Martian script so did Wingard with EVERYTHING on this film. No suspense, no drama, no pathos, no fear, no nothing. A collage of the worst clichés of the genre, done in most amateurish of ways. Getting tired of those reviews in between quotes saying 'scariest XYZ ever'=0
2 - Nice to see the spindly little girl from "REC" is still getting work! Didn't know she was a time-bending, mind-controlling alien in the guise of a century-old dead village woman, though. This might be the only film on this planet with the ability to make me look back on the original "Blair Witch Project" with any degree (however small) of fondness.
A case of filmmakers who made a movie just because they could and not because they should. I´m sure Barrett and Wingard love the original but that does not warrant the existance of this lacklustre sequel. In the movie´s defence: it is tense, generates scares and has some details and story beats the original didn´t. Too bad the scares are jump scares of the cheapest kind. And why found footage???
Un'ora intera a sorbire di nuovo il pistolotto sulla strega di Blair con il finto found footage di loro in mezzo ai boschi è una tale palla al cazzo che metà bastava. A venti minuti dal finale inizia la casa degli orrori con le solite trovate fino a un finale talmente cretino che è un insulto all'intelligenza dello spettatore. Una vera e propria schifezza.