The Babysitter Killer Queen (2020)
Directed by McG
Written by Dan Lagana, Brad Monte, Jimmy Warden & McG
Starring: Judah Lewis, Emily Alyn Lind, Jenna Orlega, Robbie Amell,
Andrew Bachelor, Hana Mae Lee, Bella Thorne and Samara Weaving
This film, The Babysitter 2 Killer Queen, , initially received mixed reviews and was not considered to be a great movie. I have watched this film several times and I find that it is far better than the critics made out. It has a good, fresh story line and is an awesome movie. This is a black comedy; horror film and it really delivers and is great fun to watch.
I really love how they brought back the original cast to play their roles. The film was shot from October 14, 2019, to November 24, 2019 (41 days). As a sequel, this movie holds its own quite well and compliments the first film. It actually continues the story several years after the events in the first film.
The beautiful actress, Samara Weaving, who portrays Bee the cult leader and the Babysitter came back to make a cameo in this film. I absolutely loved her in the first The Babysitter (2017) and Ready or Not (2019). It’s both funny and enjoyable to watch her strut her stuff in those movies.
The story takes place two years after the first film. Cole (Judah Lewis) suffers from horrific nightmares from the night when his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving) and her cult members tried to kill him. His parents think he is suffering a psychotic breakdown and make plans to send him to a psychiatric school.
Cole finds out about their plans and he decides to make his own with his friend Melanie and her friends but to Cole’s horror, history is due to repeat itself. Lucky he partners up with a new girl named Phoebe (Jenna Ortega). She is a wild and crazy new student in Cole’s school and she has a dark and mysterious past of her own.
Similar to the first film, ‘The Babysitter’, it’s a coming-of-age movie where Cole goes from a wimp to a confident, maturing teenager. His self-image is like a serious makeover.
I love all its 80s & 90s Easter egg references in the films. There are several Terminator 1 & 2 references throughout the film. McG also directed Terminator Salvation (2009).
I know a lot of Critics don’t find it believable that today’s kids watch 80s or 90s movies & TV series but I’ve spend years watching a lot of old (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s) classics and I believe that it has made me the person I am today. So, I don’t see why today’s kids would be any different. There were many good films and TV shows from that period. If they were good then, they are still good! We live in an age where we should keep an open mind on what we watch and learn something from the original filmmakers & their films.
Another thing I love about this movie is its surprise twist ending. Which SPOILER ALERT I’m not going to tell you what happens… You’ll just have to watch the film. Sorry guys those are the breaks.
I rate this movie, 10 skulls out of 10
I look forward to next Babysitter movie in the franchise. I’m counting down the months when they might start filming it. I hope it will be just as good as the first & second movies.
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