The (un)friendly group is back for a second adventure. On the menu today: more pathos in an unrealistic package. François Cluzet is always perfect and he basically handles the movie on his own, while his famous co-stars are just that, famous.
The film is consistent in the sense that it did not learn the lessons from the first one. There is no cathartic moment or evolution in the characters. They move so quickly from one emotion to another and then back to another one that you cannot feel any sort of logical path. There is no path. The path is an intricated web.
For instance, in one scene the primary character tries to hang himself. 60 seconds later the group is back on the sea looking for missing children. Then all is well. Okay. At least we have some music that tells you things are good.