Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candy…. Based of this spiritual sequel to the original Bernard Rose 1992 classic take on the Clive Barker story is not worth finishing the fifth Candyman to summon him.
It’s odd to see online the run time is mentioned to be 2 hours when you search ‘Candyman’ 2021. However, the finished product was 85 minutes with credits making it a lean 90 minutes. This product felt like 3 in a half hours though and not in the good way like how Tarantino can make a long movie feel like 80 minutes.
Candyman, just dragged on in a snails pace the whole time. The performances also felt wooden and soulless, I wonder if this will be a contender for Razzies at the end of the year when it comes to screenplay and acting. Now looking back at the trailers, none of it looked appealing from jump. It was an awful idea for the marketing team to even include the Destiny’s Child song ‘Say My Name’.
In the end it tried too hard to connect the original with the spiritual sequel aspect of it, and became distracting to the story it was wanted to tell with the current time. I wish it was its own thing instead of it being a spiritual sequel. It felt as if they were nudging you the whole time like “Hey remember when this happened in the original?” By then it’s just better off watching the original classic again.
Overall grade: 1.5/5 stars
Written By: AJ Friar