THIS is how you direct a horror/thriller. 90 minutes, no filler, barely a chance to catch your breath. The action is just as visceral and tense as the first film, if not better.
In fact, this is one of the extremely rare cases where I actually wanted just a bit more meat to the script. The attempts at character development felt rushed and could have used a few more minutes to flesh out, and the movie cuts to black before really dealing with the consequences of the characters’ actions.
Despite that, this is an outstanding sequel. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, and it’s refreshing to finally watch something that’s not two and a half hours for no reason.