When is a sequel not a sequel? Answer – When it’s Brahms: The Boy II
Forget everything that you remember from the first movie as it won’t help
you follow Brahms: The Boy II as everything that happened in the first
movie has virtually been thrown out the window.
In the first movie Brahms, the doll, was the conduit that Brahms, the
allegedly dead son used to contact and scare people in the house. In the
sequel director William Brent Bell has managed to morph Brahms, the doll,
into the male equivalent of Annabelle from The Conjuring Movies.
After being victims of a home invasion Liza (Katie Holmes), her husband
Sean (Owain Yeoman) and their young son Jude (Christopher Convery) move
into the guest house on the estate where the original movie took place.
Refusing to speak after his ordeal, he communicates through a notepad, Jude
finds, buried in the garden, an eerie doll that he names Brahms. In its
pocket is the same set of rules from the first movie, i.e. don’t’ have any
guests, kiss Brahms good night etc. and as we know woe betide anyone that
breaks the rules.
Needless to say things don’t go well for the family in their new home as
Brahms starts to control the young boy and scary things start to happen.
Sadly the scares are few and far between and mostly come from Liza’s
flashbacks to her ordeal in her original house.
Brahms: The Boy II makes no sense in terms of what’s came before and feels
more like a reinvention that a sequel. As for the ending Scooby-Doo would
have been proud.