Say it with me... CATHARSIS
I actually liked this movie a lot, but it does fall short of being the Oscar winning knockout it could have been. With an alluring story and strong cast, Reminiscence is reminiscent of movies like Surrogates, Inception, and The Prestige, along with a hint of The English Patient. As much as I liked it, however, I felt like the movie became a bit hammy and eye-rollingly philosophical towards the end. And while Hugh Jackman was as great as always, his monologues felt a bit basic at times. That being said, I will definitely watch this again.
Don’t Breathe 2 is one of those sequels that no one asked for and yet still manages to be decent. The Blind Man has to be one of the best antiheros in recent memory. Stephen Lang’s performance over the past two movies is also incredibly remarkable and worthy of praise.
This is not a movie I’m itching to rewatch anytime soon, unfortunately, but I will say it does pick up quite nicely in the second half. Worth watching if you’re a big fan of the first movie.