Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh

1995

Action / Horror

41
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 27%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 31%
IMDb Rating 5.2 10 8368

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Tony Todd as Candyman / Daniel Robitaille
Veronica Cartwright as Octavia Tarrant
Kelly Rowan as Annie Tarrant
Matt Clark as Honore Thibideaux
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1hr 33 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by spencergrande6 5 / 10

More of the same, less well done

For some reason the whole Candyman mythos is retconned a bit here. They claim he was born and killed in New Orleans and not Chicago now. I don't know why. I would like to think it's part of the very nature of urban legends in that they change to suit whomever needs them. Region by region, time by time.

Overall this is a standard retread of the original but lacking the verve, originality, and sense of theme it had. It doesn't expand on it in any significant way, or add anything that wasn't done before. It's more of the same but less well done.

Reviewed by Platypuschow 3 / 10

Candyman Farewell to the Flesh: I want to like this franchise but simply do not

I didn't really rate the original Candy Man all too high, I don't think it was terrible it was just a messy clich├ęd horror.

This came as a huge surprise to me, everything was arranged for it to achieve greatness including Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen. Somehow, someway it just didn't work for me.

Farewell To The Flesh failed to impress me even more so. I see what they were trying to accomplish, they have attempted to flesh out the mythology of the Candyman and on that front they succeed.

Trouble is the movie just isn't very good, the cast are competent enough but the story is all over the place and I failed to get behind anyone let alone the protagonist.

To their credit I do understand everything they tried to do with this sequel, I just think very little of it came close to target.

The Good:

Decent cast

The Bad:

Desperate use of jump scares

Weirdly boring

Unengaging plot

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

The Candymans backstory is considerably more entertaining than the movies

Reviewed by meddlecore 5 / 10

Tony Todd With Bees On Face.

They connect this movie to the first one by opening it with a lecture by the professor from the first film. In it, he summons Candyman...and gets slayed for it.

The brother of the main character- Annie (played by Kelly Rowan, who looks a helluva lot like Virginia Madsen from the first movie)- gets framed for the crime...like he was for the death of his father, at an earlier point in time.

Now, his sister has summoned him to prove a point to her students. And he has come for her...but with different intentions. She is his blood relative. And he wants to tell her his story.

However, she just wants to destroy him once and for all...to avenge her father's death.

This movie isn't as good as the first. It starts off pretty slowly, but the second half does, somehow, manage to salvage what seemed to be a lost cause...though, it uses some really bad early cgi to do it. Though, there are other efforts made- both traditionally and with use of cgi.

I actually thought that it was a pretty great- almost logical- idea to move it to New Orleans.

They use this to tell the back story of Daniel Robataille- who originally hailed from there. He was killed at the same plantation that Annie was born at.

She is taken through flashbacks, visualizing Candyman's origin story, that explains her connections to him, and ultimately lead to the film's conclusion.

There is a nice cult style to this...but it has some really awkward parts to it- like dialogue scenes.

Even Tony Todd is only half as cool in this. I was about to totally write him off too. But then the second half rolled around, and he does redeem himself a bit there.

But the film is still a flop compared to the first.

They don't really stick with the "rules" set in the first film. He is no longer operating psychologically, through people. Rather, he is now an unseen supernatural force that can kill people, but who can only be seen by those who have conjured him.

And, for some reason, a young artist boy (who starts having dreams about him after the death of his mother).

They also introduce the idea that he can be killed by smashing the mirror that was present when he died. The mirror that was taken by his beloved Catharine.

I dunno. It's not a terrible film...but it's by no means great, either. There are a couple cool special effects moments. But the acting is sub par. And the CGI is really lame (even though it was probably state of the art, at the time). Even the cheap scares are cheap in this.

Worth a watch for the trilogy's sake. But that's about it.

5 out of 10.

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