Parents' Guide to

The 3rd Eye 2

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Horror violence, blood in trite demon tale.

Movie NR 2019 114 minutes
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This movie is as trite and derivative as horror movies come. It's hard to even know where to begin. For starters, the overuse of jump scares not only inures the audience to these abrupt shifts in scene and music 30 minutes in, it also diminishes any actual scary or suspenseful moments the movie might actually have had. Setting a horror movie in an orphanage isn't exactly groundbreaking. The 3rd Eye 2 might as well have one of the lead characters urgently whisper, "I see dead people!" Apparently, Hell resembles the interior of an unused office space in a Van Nuys strip mall, only with more red lighting.

It's a cheesy horror movie, and any fun that could be had from the cheese is counterbalanced by how derivative it is. It's also about 30 minutes longer than it needs to be, which is what happens in movies with far too many of the aforementioned jump scares. The acting actually isn't bad, which is probably the best thing to be said for this movie. The special effects and makeup are well done, even if the lead demon character basically looks like Beetlejuice's angry daughter. But these relatively good points don't make up for the rest.

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