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Messengers 2: Electric Boogaloo
Reviewed in the United States on September 29, 2018
Remember that movie The Messengers? That movie about a family moving into an old farm house that's haunted by the ghosts of a murdered family? You know what that movie was missing...a killer scarecrow! Well that's what the people behind this movie must have thought. The Messengers 2: The Scarecrow is neither a sequel as the title says, nor is it a prequel to the movie The Messengers. Seriously, this movie has absolutely nothing to do with the first movie, hell it doesn't take place in the same farm from the first movie. Also we went from ghosts to a demonic scarecrow, how did that happen? Despite that, this movie was ok, even as a standalone movie. Norman Reedus did a good job as the lead and there were parts that did scare me, despite the goofy final battle with the scarecrow. But still I have to ask...WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? What I think is that this was supposed to be a stand alone movie but some big shot executive thought it was a good idea to slap The Messengers title on it for whatever reason. I'm not saying the first movie was bad, in fact it's one of the few movies starring Kristen Stewart that I can actually tolerate, but I don't think making this set in the same universe as that movie was going to be either successful or marketable. Like I said before, it had nothing to do with the first movie at all. But it was still an ok movie to watch.