THE WRATH OF BECKY
Starring: Lulu Wilson, Seann William Scott, Michael Sirow, Courtney Gains, Aaron Dalla Villa, Matt Angel, and Denise Burse
Directors: Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote
I don’t know who has been clamouring for a sequel to 2020’s Becky, but The Wrath of Becky is here for them, and while there’s certainly some entertainment value throughout, it’s pretty much worse in every way. Seann William Scott’s villain isn’t near as menacing as Kevin James’, the tone changes into something more campy but lacking in humour, and the kills are less memorable. That said, I can’t say I hated it. It’s dumb fun, and Lulu Wilson is clearly having a blast. I don’t particularly want Becky 3, and I don’t particularly need Becky 3, but if it happens, I’ll likely be back.
I’ve never seen a movie more perplexing in its existence than The Wrath of Becky, a sequel to 2020’s Becky, a movie only notable because Kevin James played a neo-Nazi. The weird thing is that it’s not terrible despite shifting from a gritty handheld approach to more fluid Steadicam. It also leans more into almost literal winking-at-the-camera camp. However, at 80 minutes, it never overstays its welcome. Lastly, the ending incredulously sets up a franchise and mysterious MacGuffin for the future…which, okay, sure...and honestly, I’d probably watch another one, especially if they continue casting comedic actors as Nazis getting their comeuppance (Seann William Scott, this time).