‘The Wrath of Becky’ Overview: Teenage Riot

‘The Wrath of Becky’ Overview: Teenage Riot

Continuing the vigilante adventures of its teen-drifter namesake (Lulu Wilson), “The Wrath of Becky” (a sequel to “Becky” in 2020) finds her as soon as once more doing battle with far-right knuckle-draggers.

It has been two years since neo-Nazis killed her father, and Becky and her canine companion, Diego, have burned via a number of foster households earlier than washing up within the house of the kindly Elena (Denise Burse). Now 16, Becky works as a diner waitress, performs Scrabble with Elena and fantasizes about slicing the throat of a sexist buyer. All she wants is an inciting incident, and right here, on cue, come the Noble Men, a clump of white supremacists and would-be insurrectionists, who violently assault Elena and make off with Diego. If “John Wick” taught us something, it’s by no means, ever hurt the canine.

Directed by Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote, “The Wrath of Becky” follows the rote rhythms of the revenge thriller as Becky, carried out up in pink boiler swimsuit and blue nails, follows the lads to a comfortable farmhouse and eavesdrops on their racist plans. The subsequent slaughters are creative, the pacing full of life and the cat-and-mouse construction entertaining; however the rodents themselves are — except for their suave chief, performed by Seann William Scott — such misogynistic morons that Becky’s predominance isn’t unsure.

Considering the present swarming of teams like this, “The Wrath of Becky” ought to not less than have given us chills. But the film’s virtually jokey remedy of its slobbering incels, mixed with Becky’s comedian posturings, hemorrhage the strain. Wilson, nonetheless, is constantly terrific, and deserves extra considerate materials. If there may be to be a 3rd movie, the ending of this one suggests she would possibly get it.

The Wrath of Becky
Rated R for disgusting dialogue and dripping mind matter. Running time: 1 hour 23 minutes. In theaters.

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