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Gah, when I said it was the best of the series Angie and I had covered so far, I forgot about the recent remake. So let's pretend I said "best of the then existent franchise we've covered so far". :)
I figured you were thinking that the remake didn't count as part of this series. It's certainly dramatically different in tone anyway.
This is the only one of these sequels I've watched so far,as I caught it a while back on Netflix Instant. While there were a couple good moments, I felt like it was straddling the line between goofy and serious and couldn't find a happy medium between the two. What I personally read between the lines of the original story was that in a time of great famine it was somehow determined by the children that this pagan god would grant them prosperity if they slaughtered all the adults. They did and he responded in kind. And while his spirit may be out amongst the corn, I don't really like the idea of him inhabiting it, enough that the corn could be grown and sold and consumed to turn the world into He Who Walks Behind The Rows' own making. It's just a little too silly for my tastes.
I don't look at it as HWWBTR inhabiting the corn so much as the corn is the access point between his demonic dimension and ours, so more corn fields equals more access points, with children simply being easier to control than adults, and the lead preachers being his possessed avatars of a sort for him to act through (which is more explicitly portrayed in part 2). To my memory, these first three are the only two that would somewhat line up with that reasoning as this isn't a series that has much in the way of continuity, but I'm fine with that as HWWBTR ultimately wins at the end of this one, so it makes for a nice capper to the "trilogy". :)
Hey, looky there! PROOF that Charlize Theron is in that movie! I knew she was, but couldn't remember where!It's kind of amusing to consider just how many Oscar-nominated actresses appear in King-cash-in sequels. How odd.If my memory serves me, Nicholas "Xander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Brendan is also in the movie somewhere. Playing basketball, I think.
Yeah, but you only see a couple flickers of him in the background. He doesn't have the loving closeups of Charlize. Nor the... memorable departure.