The Reel Review
Lulu Wilson returns in this sequel to 2020’s Becky as the ass kicking teenager who goes on another bloody killing rampage after a group of white supremacists planning a terrorist attack kill her friend and kidnap her beloved dog. Seann William Scott (American Pie, Dude Where’s My Car?) co-stars as the fascist leader saddled with three, soon-to-be dead, bumbling idiots.
Whereas the first film went off the rails by its conclusion, this sequel from the directing duo of Matt Angel (who also co-stars as the villain Sean) and Suzanne Coote (The Open House) smartly keep the plot super simple, and even lean into the ridiculous violence with lots of humor. The result is a more fitting tone, with Lulu Wilson (Annabelle: Creation, Ouija: Origin of Evil) delivering a solid performance as she metes out the expected, creative kills. Jill Larsen (The Taking of Deborah Logan) and Courtney Gains (Malachi from 1984’s Children of the Corn) also co-star.
The Wrath of Becky is pretty mindless fluff, but for fans of gore-filled revenge horror, it is a satisfyingly good time and a nice improvement on the original.
• New York City native Lulu Wilson will next star in Xeno, a sci-fi thriller about a teenager who befriends a terrifying alien who crash lands in the desert near her home.
• Known primarily for his bawdy comedies, in recent years Seann William Scott has taken on more serious roles. The notoriously private actor married Los Angeles interior designer Olivia Korenberg in 2019.
• Filming of The Wrath of Becky took place over 18 days in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.