Joel Lake’s review published on Letterboxd:
The sequel to the 2016 original The Boy that replaces Lauren Cohan with Katie Holmes(to lesser acting success) and takes the bizarre events of the original and retcons them to add this supernatural element to Brahms the doll.
The dream sequences and jump scares continue to drag down the franchise along with the bland acting from Katie Holmes and it assumes the audience has seen the first movie as the doll just appears with no explanation of what Brahms is, came from etc.
The theme of overcoming trauma is buried beneath all this stereotypical horror troupes that add nothing interesting to the film and everything looks like lame CGI throughout.
The Boy was not great in 2016 but Brahms makes it look great by comparison.
Avoid this movie.