THE WRATH OF BECKY (2023) Reviews of action horror sequel

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‘Hell hath no fury like a 16-year-old-scorned.’
The Wrath of Becky is a 2023 American action horror film about a teenage girl fighting the leader of a fascist group; it is a sequel to Becky (2020). Formerly titled Becky 2: The Wrath of Becky

Directed by Matt Angel from a screenplay co-written with Suzanne Coote (Hypnotic; The Open House).

The movie stars Lulu Wilson (The Clinic; Annabelle: Creation; Ouija: Origin of Evil; Deliver Us from Evil) and Seann William Scott (Bloodline; Final Destination).

Plot synopsis:
Becky has been living off the grid for two years. She then finds herself going toe to toe against Darryl (Seann William Scott), the leader of a fascist organization, on the eve of an organised attack.”

In a press statement, Quiver Distribution Co-Presidents Berry Meyerowitz and Jeff Sackman said: “We’re thrilled to bring back our favourite young heroine in Becky 2: The Wrath of Becky,” said, “Brought to life by the fantastic Lulu Wilson, audiences will continue to root for Becky as she fights back against new evil forces.”

“Audiences have been asking for a Becky sequel since the film’s 2020 premiere and we’re proud to work with Quiver again to extend the franchise,” added co-producer Russ Posternak.  “Our goal was to up the ante from Becky 1 in every way imaginable and with Matt and Suz’s wild script and Seann William Scott’s turn as our terrifying villain opposite Lulu’s Becky, we know we’ll deliver…”


” …it succeeds at earning your cheers at the precise moments and putting you on edge during suspenseful standoffs. Angel and Coote’s playful tonal shift becomes instrumental in the sequel’s success as an entertaining action-horror-comedy romp, and Wilson is more than game in taking Becky less seriously. It makes for an irreverently delightful time, even if it doesn’t deviate much from the original formula on a narrative level.” 3 out of 5, Bloody Disgusting

“The cheeky film has the same fiery revenge tone as the original, even with new directors and writers. Violence is made into fun and is playfully glorified. It can be enjoyed by those who don’t take it seriously, and it would probably play well as a midnight film.” Grade: B- Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

“There are plenty of setups and showdowns in The Wrath of Becky that wind up being more satisfying because of Becky’s infectious glee during her survivalist killing spree. At first, the deaths themselves reflect Becky’s ingenuity; then they start to feel like an afterthought. That shouldn’t be a mark against The Wrath of Becky, necessarily, because the sequel establishes Becky as a formidable opponent up against inferior crooks.” Dread Central

” …it’s all more of the same and as much as we root for Becky — and boy, do we, these Noblemen are beyond trash — the film lacks energy and carries a rote sense of “sequel!” that’s impossible to shake. (Kill them, Becky, yeah, girl, do it up, get that bear trap set, woo!) It’s numbing, and all the worse when we consider, again, how excellent Wilson is in the role… Grade: C+ IndieWire

“Yes, it has a kind of pleasant 9 to 5/Kill Bill vibe. But that’s also kind of the problem […] I think that more films with insurrectionists and fascists getting theirs are never a bad thing. It’s just that the film has a lapse of logic at a critical moment, recycles some gags from other films, and kills off a person of color early in the film.” Nightmarish Conjurings

“Outrageously over the top, The Wrath of Becky goes against the grain when it comes to sequels – particularly when they don’t contain input from the core behind-the-scenes crew – in that it’s even more fun than the original.” 5 out of 5, Starburst



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