Yesterday a few of our Cape Town and Johannesburg readers were treated to an early screening of Brahms: The Boy II, the sequel to the 2016 horror hit The Boy. Thanks to Empire Entertainment, we hosted a screening of the film at Hyde Park and V&A Nu Metro. “Is The Boy II genuinely scary? Is it as good as the first film? And is it worth watching?” These are a few of the questions answered by our film critics – you, the viewers.
Interesting movie but very few scares. Katie Holmes does great in her role but the movie could have had more scary moments. – Tenneille Abrahams
Enjoyable, but predictable. I still buried my head in my hands whilst spreading my fingers to watch through one eye. – Sharon Nunes
A fun, creepy horror movie. – Travis Ryan Seager
I enjoyed the film. It was well structured. The cast is talented. Scripting was on point as well. – Mpho Masilo
It was great entertainment. – Rita Himschoot
We enjoyed the second movie more than the first one. Especially enjoyed the jump scare scenes! – Rivana Kooblal
The movie was unusual, not what I expected. – Udesh Singh
The film did not disappoint at all. – Charis Pasha
It wasn’t very scary at all. I liked the fact that it took a more supernatural approach than the first movie but was really hoping for more scares. – Ayesha Hartley
The movie itself was very mediocre. A little disappointing. The 1st one was better. – Junaid Sheik
The movie was awesome! – Lorren Phillips
The movie itself was as expected; creepy yet enjoyable. This is what you want from a horror movie. – Mohammed Abdool
Great movie! I literally jumped out of my seat a few times. – Sue Anthony
The Boy 2 is a disappointing sequel with not many scares and a weak script. – Nazeem Meyers
Loved the acting from all actors. The storyline was okay. I loved the scenery in the movie. It was worth the watch. – Lynne Stoffberg
Brahms: The Boy II has an awesome suspenseful atmosphere that follows the family’s traumatic events. The scares in the first half are quite satisfying. A cool experience for a random evening at the movies for two. – Thamsanqa Sithole
Excellent! Definitely one for all horror film lovers! – Kesley Smith
I enjoyed the movie a lot. I’m not a huge fan of horrors or thrillers but really enjoyed this movie. – Inge Bartman
Slow and boring. – Loreal Du Plessis
The sequel was a slight let down from the original film. – Zimangazenkosi Mthimkhulu
It was amazing. The movie was so much different from the first one. It had more elements of surprise and jump scares. – Ryan Meiring
I really enjoyed the movie. – Elizabeth Mac Donald
The storyline was brilliant. – Simonay Rix
Found the movie so much better than the original. A lot more scares and a much better storyline. – Mohammed Feroze Sarlie
The movie wasn’t scary. It was a bit of a letdown. – Yasmin
The movie was rather scary for me. I found the acting rather good. – Debbie Daniels
It was great! What an experience! – Moleboheng Tsupa
The movie was enjoyable. Great production value, well shot and some great performances, particularly from the little boy who played Jude. – Siven Pillay
Brahms: The Boy II is in cinemas nationwide today on the 21st February 2020.
When a young family moves to the Heelshire’s residence, terror strikes when a boy from the family discovers a doll called Brahms that appears to be eerily human.
The cast includes Ralph Ineson, Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Christopher Convery, Anjali Jay, Oliver Rice, Joely Collins, Natalie Moon, and Joanne Kimm.