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Isabela Moner had to chop her long hair into a short pixie hairstyle for this film. The video of the haircut is on her YouTube channel. She donated the hair to charity. See more »
When Alejandro is using sign-language while asking for help from the deaf rancher, as he says "help me, help her" he is wearing a glove on his left hand. In the next shot, the glove is gone. See more »
Just to be clear, you wanna see this thing through, I'm gonna have to get... dirty.
Dirty is exactly why you're here.
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There's a dedication part-way though the end credits: "In loving memory of Jóhann Jóhannsson" See more »
The first film is great, if you haven't seen it do yourself a favor and check it out.
Going in I wasn't sure that I necessarily needed a sequel as the first film tells a pretty complete story but I suspect there was money to be made and so here we are.
The first 2/3rds or so is a fairly good imitation of the original.. it's not as good but it's serviceable. There are a few instances where characters do not act consistently with their portrayals in the first film, but it is still entertaining on some level.
The last 3rd of the film however, is a complete mess. Not only are there plot holes and/or characters doing nonsensical things only because the plots needs them to do it.. most troublesome is the technical problems.
Several scenes are laid out in such a way that it's difficult to discern when or where they take place within the narrative. Are these scenes happening at the same time or is this the next day? Hard to tell. Are these characters miles apart or only a few feet? We are given conflicting information. Helicopters are "5 minutes out" yet it seemingly takes hours for them to arrive? What?
Overall its OK but the ending is really a mess. There's also a few subplots that seem to add little to the overall plot. If you enjoyed the first one you might find something here but don't expect the same experience as the original.
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