Dull se­quel limps along

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More of the same as not even a change of di­rec­tor (James Fo­ley) can add in­trigue or pas­sion to this limp erotic drama se­quel.

Jamie Dor­nan looks slightly more com­fort­able but still lacks charisma and Dakota John­son’s Anas­ta­sia seems to have lost her spark and steel.

Dull new char­ac­ters and eye-rolling sto­ry­lines amount to a tire­some watch. A dar­ing and dark premise is fol­lowed through with style and ten­sion in An­dré Øvredal’s en­joy­able hor­ror-thriller.

Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch’s fa­therand-son coro­ners get more than they bar­gained for with the lat­est ar­rival in their morgue. Un­easy mo­ments mix with gore and mys­tery to cre­ate a mem­o­rably macabre whole.

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