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ДУХLESS 2 (SOULLESS 2) [ 2015 ], directed by #romanprygunov .
An absolutely unnecessary sequel to a, more or less, good #russian film, #soulless , was such a disappointment (not even surprised a bit) that its probably the most worthless time spent watching a film in a while.
Unlike the first film, this one is not based on a book, but has an original story instead, & that is one of the biggest factors that lead to it’s eventual demise.
The cast of the first film returns, & the story takes place about 3 years after the events of the first film. Our “hero”, if I may call him that, (once again played by #danilakozlovski ), now living on a tropical island a peaceful life, suddenly gets pulled back into #russia , where he is forced to work undercover with police to figure a criminal activity of his good old friend, & in case if he refuses, he himself would be in-prisoned for his own past sins.
The ending was a bit of a surprise, & not a good one indeed. I absolutely hated the way this movie tried to go all political & shit, almost literally kissing #putin ‘s ass in the process. Not only that it fails on its own as a sequel, due to pointless direction taken in terms of a mediocre plot, but also not making sense in relation to the first film’s main morale & message. Give me a fucking break here! It, basically, takes a huge dump on the first movie's main concept of a man, trying to free himself of all those ties that kept him occupied & slowly sucked the life out of him. In here, he goes right back to where he started. The whole idea of him, getting recruited by the authority looks kinda stupid & not convincing, moreover - forced in every way imaginable. I just have no interest of buying such cliche in a film that had a clear intention of standing its ground with it’s ideal. At least the first one did anyway. I just can’t accept sequels to certain films being a freakin’ money grabber based off the train of hype.
Not even in the same league as the first, this one barely gets a 5/10, making it only watchable out of curiosity as all, & that is only if you’ve seen the first.
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