The film Risen is quite particular. It’s a sequel to Passion of the Christ, which was ahead of its time considering Eli Roth’s ‘Hostel’ wasn’t even a screenplay yet.
While Passion of the Christ went with the whole “torture is horrifying” concept, Risen goes down a different road, with zombies. Really, when you consider the chronology of the plot, it’s quite an interesting link.
Typically a sequel is an extension of the theme of the story. If Hostel part 2 was about how all of the victims started rising from the grave, that would have been groundbreaking shit.
The fact that it wasn’t made by Mel Gibson is probably a reason why the film went down a different road. Typically different writers have different styles.
Will Walls is pissing off Angel Mann so much.