This movie has been bad...
In Krampus 2: The Devil Returns, policemen can’t afford uniforms. Yes, policemen. This appears to be another flick about policemen and thugs having masturbatory testosterone dialogue while drinking beers at a bar. We often get both overacting and underacting in the same shot, which reveals poor directing and actor chemistry. Like the original film, this sequel is a total sausage party.
The production design is inexistent. The editor misuses cross fades and hard cuts. The basic principles of filmmaking are never met. Most scenes are poorly lit and the framing is all wrong. This movie is a succession of “What the hell” moments and has virtually no redeeming qualities. This is the equivalent of a film student assignment the length of a feature film.
The story is simple enough but takes so many detours that it completely loses its focus... again. The only good element Krampus 2 possesses is a bunch of kidnapped children being tortured by an exasperating Santa and the devil. It’s too bad gangsters and cops end up wasting this flick. The Krampus is not intimidating at all. This film is an excuse to show off someone's gun collection. Avoid it.