Celso Endiza’s review published on Letterboxd:
So, I watched this without knowing it's a direct sequel to the classic film. And the entire time, I couldn't decide if I like it or not. It's just that if the first two sequels were canon, the concept of the franchise would be so confusing and messy. But it all makes sense now, and I think I like most of what they did here. First of all, I didn't expect this to have a really stunning cinematography. The lead actors did amazing, as well, and I love how they connected these new characters with the first film. I found the twists about them unexpected and kinda mind-blowing. I also think it was effectively disturbing and scary, and the violence was enjoyable. However, even though I like the message of the movie, it felt a little forced. It's understandable and truly meaningful, but I believe they could've delivered it better and more natural. There were also a number of corny moments, and sometimes I feel like a scene has too much dialogue. Some of those were very confusing. I don't have any problem with the pacing, though. I love that it's not that long, and I didn't notice any really boring moment. And the end credits is so beautiful. The silhouette storytelling is actually one of my favorite parts. All in all, many won't agree with me about this, but despite its obvious flaws, I prefer this than the original movie.
"The more things change, the more things stay the same." – William Burke