I had two expectations for this film. One, as a horror/thriller film, I always expect to feel anxiety and tension rise in myself as I watch. This did not deliver that at all in any way shape or form. There are sfx effects that are grotesque and may make you cringe (especially if you have trypophobia), but otherwise this (as a horror film) felt highly cheesy. Secondly, Jordan Peele has always found a way to incorporate meaning to his film that was thoughtful and meticulous. This was much more in your face and felt like a performative "woke." Thus making the film feel even cheesier- this would've passed better as a satire if I didn't have the understanding the film took itself seriously. Is there a meaningful message from the original candyman that carries to this film? Yes. However, highly disappointed in the way such a meaningful topic was handled. And before anyone reprimands me at not being impressed and assumes I'm white- I'm black. But on a final note, if you want to watch a horror film, definitely skip this. If you want to watch a Jordan Peele film, maybe watch this if you feel you need to, but I'd just turn around and rewatch Get Out or Us.