Stir of Echoes 2: Missing the Point

I never really go into a sequel expecting much. Especially if the first movie is pretty awesome.

With Stir of Echoes 2: The Homecoming, that was a very, very good idea.

As I said the other day, I really love the original. It makes the most of what it has to work with and does so fantastically.

The second one? Not so much.

There was one little surprise, but it kind of made the film even worse. One of the secondary character–who gets nowhere near enough screen time or development as she should have for the part she ends up playing in the overall plot–is Tatiana Maslany. If you don’t recognize the name, you’re not watching Orphan Black (and you should be). On that show she plays multiple character. Characters who often interact with one another. And she is utterly amazing. In Stir of Echoes 2, she’s completely wasted.

Oh, and the tie-in to the original film? Showing us the young son from the original who’s not considerably older than he should be unless this movie is really set in the future? And having him be mutilated and bitter? That kind of goes against more than a couple of things put forward in the first film. And it does so for no real reason.

I won’t drone on here about the various missteps that film makes, you’re going to have to watch today’s vlog to get all of that.

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I've been on the web since about 1994. I have a background in a lot of things, including a five year stint as a journalist and over a decade of helping people get their message out to the world.

I write on a number of subjects--everything from relationships to personal development to politics and every day life. I hope you get something worthwhile out of it.

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