Candyman: Trailer Talk


Trailer Talk: Candyman (2020)

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…however, it’s ok to spin a new direction on an already perfect film. And this looks to be the case with 2020’s ‘Candyman’.

Written by Jordan Peele (‘Get Out’, ‘Us’) and directed by Nia DeCosta (‘Top Boy’), this entry in the franchise is a ‘spiritual’ sequel to the 1992 original and sees a new group of people discover the legend that is Candyman.

While I’m confused at this film’s existence, I can also acknowledge that I am part of the problem: remakes and sequels come out, I complain about them and then go and see them anyway.

And this is no exception.

This film looks creepy and tense! The trailer is a little too long, however it grips the viewer from the moment it starts and doesn’t let go. As well as this, the idea that an exhibition based on the legend has been set up is interesting too, and a new idea in the franchise. Even if it is a little reminiscent of the experiment done in 2017’s ‘Rings’.

Overall, I question the existence of ‘Candyman 2020’ but can’t help but feel intrigued by it. Hopefully the final film lives up to expectations laid out by the trailer…

Now that I’ve said his name 5 times, will you dare do the same?

‘Candyman (2020)’ will be in cinemas 12th June 2020

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