This is an interesting story, as it doesn’t spend too much time referencing characters and reintroducing personalities. We just jump right into the war that’s been raging for centuries. And Selene is once more right in the center of the mayhem.
We get a chance to see a couple of graphic deaths, and the action is as frenetic in animated format as it is in live action. Either way, it works well, and you’re not likely to be bored by the production. In fact, if I’m going to speak on the potential to be bored, I’m going to scoff at the notion and be adamant in my complaint that the film isn’t long enough. I wouldn’t have been mad by an additional 20 minutes of blood-soaked story, and I sure as hell wouldn’t have bored.
The art really looks great and the bleak hues really tap into the vibe created by the first franchise film. I’ll call that endearing. I’ll call this whole project endearing. This one was obviously made with love, and a desire to win fans of the franchise over. I think it succeeds, rather easily at that.