I felt like this was a huge let down. The Blair Witch backstory and the story of the fates the original characters left such a vast pool of ideas that could've been explored. Sadly, the movie felt like a rehash of events from the original. Thumbs down...
The Bitch (short for Blair Witch) is back and you will wish she hadn't bothered. There are too many characters running around in the woods and you probably won't care what happens to them. I certainly didn't. The original movie was decent enough and possibly the first found footage movie made. There are now too many films in that genre and barely any of them have been any good (excluding Rec). So in summary don't bother with this one... you really will feel as if you have gone round in circles. Blair Witch? Meh Witch more likely.
Pretty awful movie. Slow, not scary, unoriginal, poorly executed, and honestly just poor. If you enjoy watching movies, just give it a shot, but if you are looking for a decent horror movie, you should look somewhere else.
True sequel if you ask me.The original felt like setting the scene for this one to follow.Really enjoyed how faithful it was to the previous events,managing to enrich them in every possible way!!!
All the hype made me think that this was going to scare me to death. Lots of view changes and random loud noises just got irritating.
There were some really good scares in there, but the constant view-changes and the sudden loud noises and screaming were very annoying by the halfway mark...
Brought some friends to see this one tonight; We liked it; thought it was alright, not great though. It's a neat update with some newer tech thrown in, more camera views, but even the latest technology won't do you any good in these woods. The many jump scares, shouting and screaming may be quite annoying. Parts of Blair Witch (2016) remind me of other horrors such as Evil Dead (2013), The Descent (2005), REC (2007), and especially P.T. (the Silent Hills demo game from Konami). Of course, being directed by Adam Wingard, there's a resemblance to some of the shorts from the V/H/S series.
I found it entertaining enough. I agree with some comments below about characters running around too much at one point, but I felt the struggle and they letteraly build everything showing very little, which for me is fascinating. I also liked the sense of time thing and one or two scenes really nice to watch.Overall not super fantastic: poor characters, few predictable things and a couple of bad choices, but watchable, more enjoyable than a lot of others crapper movies.
PS: I didn't see the original.
Throughout its entire run time it's obnoxiously obvious that this film is trying to be like The Blair Witch Project in absolutely every way. And it's terrible. So... I guess it succeeds?
Shaky cam! Loud noises! Jump scares! Screaming and breathing heavily!It gets annoying when you want a good sense of dread. Dissapointing and even pointless..
i don't know what everyone is saying, but to me this is an actual Witch movie. it felt real, original and authentic. got me scared the whole time, i loved it.
I loved it..Some actual creepy moments made it a valid sequel
FOOL ME ONCE, SHAME ON YOU !!!!!FOOL ME TWICE, SHAME ON ME !!!!THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT WAS THE BIGGEST INTERNET HYPED FILM. (WITCH WAS A PILE OF DOG TURD)THIS IS A MANY YEARS LATER COPIED IDEA. WITH AN OVER BUDGET OF £10 LOLDON'T WASTE YOUR VALUABLE TIME WATCHING THIS PILE OF DOG TURD ;)
Movie sucked not worth time or effort! #ShiftvW8
Now that I have seen it, I wish that I had a chance to see the original at the movies. But this was fun, little bit scary but not so scary that I thought it would be. Hoped for more, but I would recommend to go to the movies and see it. It will be better than watching it at home.
But one thing I was wondering. Do you remember the lights in one scene that came thru the wooden wall, when they were in the house. They seemed kinda "classic alien lights", but they were only like that in that scene. But still what if Blair Witch died and the Blair Witch is not a witch but actually an alien. That would explain the "time loops" and other things that were happening.
By the same editors of Catfish, Blair Witch.
you look exactly as i remembered
This is basically the original movie with very little deviation, which is disappointing. This is compounded by the fact that they traded the scares that screw with your head for jump scares, made the characters even more hair-trigger, and hung the whole thing on a concept that doesn't really make sense.
La bruja de Blair1
More twisted some kind of remake, which keeps you in tension. Less unsaid, but such times are now in the cinematography that there must be a lot and directly shown.
i expected more for sure.. good idea,story but "all is happening and nothing happens". they are just all movie Hahahahah AHAHA Aha just making sounds .. give me a good story urban legend happening good start poor end ..
Terrible sequel. The characters are stupid and the end is pathetic! The first one from 1999 is a classic, and you should just rewatch over and over again, because this new one is garbage. Classic movies don't need garbage sequels. Ugh.
Totally pointless and unnecessary sequel/remake. Adds nothing new or interesting to the mythos, but still it's effective, creepy and atmospheric at times. Great sound design. But if you're going to watch anything, just rewatch the original, it's more effective and you wouldn't be missing much.
so wtf was this? i really wanted to believe everything i heard about "The Woods" aka Blair Witch. I loved the first one (who doesn't) and hoped they will push even further, but what i saw was just disappointing. Sure you can watch it, but you wouldn't care if you don't, trust me. They just tried to hard to connect everything and still i am sitting here without any clue what this movie was meant to be...
Just random loud noises, random footages and predictable ending
DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! this is a totally bad film. everyone is irritating as hell they only run and scream really really loud. If you lost a bet and you have to watch it just skip to the last 20 minutes.
Adam Wingards Blair Witch sequel/remake feels like a modern update of the original movie with any of the terror. The story doesn't bring much of anything original to the already tired found footage horror genre. The ending is decent though. There are some moments that are a little creepy but most everything else about Blair Witch is forgettable.
im a fantic of this sub genre, and the 1st one is one of the best horror movies of all times.this one it´s not even an average found footage. :( ... disappointment .
So the main issue here isn't if it's a good or bad movie, because it's certainly not the best movie in the world. The issue comes down to the fact that it fell prey to every found footage trope that exists without offering much else to drown that out. For instance, the level of sheer devotion the first film put in made it worth it tenfold. This was simply weak
This was the worst movie I saw in the last 5 years. Terrible.
what can I honestly say about this mess of a so called movie apart from avoid at all cost, unbelivably bad.
Basically just a series of jump scares. Half of them being one of the characters coming back behind another. Very badly done.
Boring and poorly written. Also a ripoff of Sponebob! There once was an ugly witch. She was so ugly, everyone died. The end.Entire movie was incredibly predicable, even the little tell of the time loop thing wasn't terribly exciting.
For me is a Great film, I not have grand spectating so, is good. PT BR review here -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2rGH_dxPZI
I like this director but is better when he does original films like You're Next and the Guest. I am tired of camera shaking found footage movies. Plus if you saw the original, then you saw this movie pretty much.I was hoping for something different but there's way too much of the same movie. Without knowing what the hell is going on most the time. I probably would have liked it more of it wasn't a found footage film.
I really like this director but he deserves better than a Blair Witch movie. Originally the film even had a different title.