Movie Review: Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight 2 (2021)

Synopsis: The morning after watching a pair of cannibalistic twins commit several murders, Zosia is being held at a local jail in a cell next to the two men she thought she had killed while escaping. When the local police sergeant takes her back to their house in an effort to figure out what happened, she is infected by the same meteorite that changed the twins and begins her own killing spree, not realizing she will also eventually find love.

Who's in it? The movie stars Mateusz WieclawekZofia WichlaczJulia Wieniawa-NarkiewiczWojciech Mecwaldowski and Andrzej Grabowski.

Review: I hadn't planned on watching a movie last night and, instead, my wife and I were going to get caught up on our shows. However, our YouTube TV app was temporarily unavailable on our PS4, and I wound up having to choose Netflix instead. I wound up picking this movie because I didn't want to spend half the night looking for another choice.

While the first film wasn't anything I would describe as overly special, it did prove to be better than expected. Unfortunately, I couldn't say the same thing about this sequel. It was pretty bad.

I think the problem with this film was the writers seemed to be a bit confused about whether it was supposed to be a horror film or a comedy. The main plot seemed like it would be an OK horror movie (much like the first one) but the characters were so inept, it felt like it was supposed to be a horror movie spoof instead. Regardless of the intentions, it wasn't scary enough to be the former and wasn't funny enough to be the latter.

Also not helping this movie was the over-the-top gore. I'm not opposed to a lot of blood and guts in horror movies as long as it makes sense in the context of the film. This movie, in comparison, seemed to have the characters ripping out intestines and tearing off faces just for the heck of it.

The worst part of the film, however, had to be that love story between Zosia (Wieniawa-Narkiewicz) and her mutated boyfriend Adam (Wieclawek). The gratuitous mutant nudity and sex was bad enough but, once they became a couple, that wound up being the whole focus of the film and, quite frankly, it was both stupid and dull. 

I was especially ticked off at the fact the only decent character in the film, Wanessa (Wichlacz) was effectively wasted because the movie, after focusing on the mutants, just killed her off in an unceremonious fashion. Basically, her only real contribution after being the only person to escape was to fire a gun a few times (missing every shot) and calling for help. What was the point?

Final Opinion: The first movie is watchable and somewhat entertaining, though still flawed. This movie was simply not worth the time we spent watching it and I would not recommend it.

My Grade: F


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