Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Contracted: Phase 2 (2015) Review

The sequel to Contracted (2013) is available on +Netflix US & Canada for home video and while the first film had a great ending, the sequel was hard to sit through. The film did a good job of answering some questions left from the first film and that was enough to keep you interested if you enjoyed it, otherwise it seemed a little forced.

When it starts they do a good job of keeping the continuity going from part one's ending. Such as Riley, the last man to be with Samantha before the virus turned her completely. They also do a good job of showing the transmission from the mysterious man in the beginning of the first film, elaborating on his back-story and why someone would spread a disease like the one in these films. However, some of the new characters and reasons for them making the decisions they make in the film were just poorly written.

There's one scene in particular when the detective in the film is closing in on the antagonist and her superior tells her, "We need this one alive."  Like the police are just randomly shooting up suspect locations. If the character was supposed to be a "loose cannon" or like Mel Gibson's character in Lethal Weapon, they didn't do a good job of making that the case.

Rainy day film, watch it if you have nothing else to watch. It's not the worst and they do give it an ending that makes it seem there will be a third so, watch at your own risk.

Photo: IFC Films|

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