Crimson Rivers 2: Angels Of The Apocalypse details
|Starring:||Jean Reno, Benoit Magimel, Johnny Hallyday, Camille Natta|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Thriller, World Cinema|
|Studio:||COLUMBIA TRI-STAR HOME VIDEO|
Crimson Rivers 2: Angels Of The Apocalypse
|Run time:||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Jean Reno is back.........By a customer from Shropshire, U.K , 23 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Crimson rivers was an amazing film about a strange set of murders. These murders all lead to a college stroke town which used to be used by a Nazi genetic scientists, but was now just a normal college and village(we believe you).
This movie is French but not art house it's dubbed well!! or sub titled as was the first in the now series.
Angels of the Apocalypse has Jean Reno in it again along with Christopher Lee (Saruman in Lord of the Rings, or Dracula in many other movies). This film has the same great budget as the original and story. It's a little more edgey and dark. I really enjoyed it and was not disapointed as I usually find myself with follow up movies. All I can say with out spoiling the movie is it's ritual murders and a detective simular to the first movie (which is a good thing).
Yes it's French but don't let it stop you. This film is fresh and twists like a mad man. IF I had to say what it's like I'd have to say a cross between Seven,Saw and the all time great detective movies.
I'd say a must see if you saw the first movie, a must if you like Jean Reno films. If you saw Seven or Saw and liked them you'll love this.
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Dan Brown could learn how to do thrillers if he watched this ...By Dapprman (55 reviews) from Watford , 01 Jan 2011Crimson Rivers was a superb movie, but based on revues I was nervous about watching this sequel, however my fears were much misplaced.
The original movie was a classic but fears of a weak sequel were misplaced. Sure it's a little formulaic at times but the pacing is good, the twists well done, and you're fed just as much information as you need to know - no spoon feeding and lengthy explanations as you get in Dan Brown novels.
It's very hard to say anything against this movie. Jean Reno is excellent, reprising his role as Inspector Niemens, and while there's no Vincent Cassel, Benoit Magimel still provides a decent assistant. If you like thrillers, then this one is a must watch.
not as bad as expectedBy a customer from manchester , 13 Apr 2010read the reviews after requesting film! expected the worst but was pleasantly suprised! if you have seen part 1, part 2 if definitely worth a watch - even if it does get a little daft
Not up to the first filmBy bradlen (6 reviews) from London , 26 Mar 2010Crimson Rivers 1 was a masterpiece, I felt that this tried to use the same formulae but failed somewhere. Not sure why and I may give it another try. Was it because this was in English? Perhaps I'll try the French version
hold back the tideBy kevil9 (120 reviews) from Glasgow , 21 Sep 2009i thoroughly enjoyed the original crimson rivers, but didn't have high expectations for the follow-up due to the disease of sequelitis, although the sequel has managed to retain the services of Jean Reno.
In truth it starts off very strongly for what we would all recognise as a daft thriller ideal for late-night weekend viewing. The budget isn't noticeably reduced, nor the sense of Gallic style mixing with hollywood sensibilities, and the murders are handled with relish.
What a pity then that the film falls apart at the climax. Not only does the plot run out of steam, the weak resolution made me angry for building up my expectations over the previous 75mins or so.
By all means rent out, be surprised that you get into the spirit of the story just like the original and enjoy it.
And then marvel at how they throw it all away at the climax. Apart from that, this is much better a sequel than we had any right to expect- until those last few minutes when it all runs away from them.
Crimson Rivers 2By a customer from Isleworth , 12 Aug 2009A bit of a disappointment in fact. A little confusing and the type of film you probably have to watch twice to really understand what is going on. I preferred the first one though.