The Legacy of the Bones

2019 [SPANISH]

Action / Crime / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh80%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled44%
IMDb Rating6.3109068

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Reviewed by Tweekums8 / 10

The Legacy of the Bones

This, the second of the 'Baztán Trilogy, opens nine months after the events depicted in 'The Invisible Guardian. Police officer Amaia Salazar is in court a man accused of murdering and mutilating his step daughter commits suicide; a note baring the single word 'Tartallo' is found in his pocket. The shock causes Amaia to go into labour; she gives birth to a son, Ibai.

Four months later she returns to work and is soon investigating two cases which, on the face of it are quite different; a suicide in prison where the man wrote 'Tartallo' on a note to be passed to Amaia; and the desecration of a church where the arm bones of a baby were left on the alter. Inevitably she establishes a link. We also learn the meaning of Tartallo; a mythical being from the time when the Inquisition was persecuting those who still held on to their pagan beliefs. As the investigation progresses is becomes more personal for Amaia as she and her baby son are placed in real danger. To make matters worse the river waters are rising, threatening to flood the town.

I enjoyed 'The Invisible Guardian' so was keen to see this; if anything I enjoyed this even more. No time is wasted reintroducing key characters, so I'd certainly recommend watching 'The Invisible Guardian' first even though this features a new case. Once again there is a great atmosphere; the rain and rising waters later on only add to the sense of danger. Elements of the case are somewhat disturbing but nothing graphic is shown. As the story progresses we learn quite a lot more about Amaia's family history; things she didn't know about. The cast does a solid job, most obviously Marta Etura, who plays Amaia. Overall a solid second instalment in the trilogy; I'll certainly be watching 'Offering to the Storm' fairly soon.

These comments are based on watching the film in Spanish with English subtitles.

Reviewed by Pegasus-105 / 10

One major flaw detracts

Personable characters (especially the elderly aunt) enhance the story (and unlike the previous film it wasn't raining 90% of the time.) The plot is a little convoluted and far-fetched, and I groaned at the end when a tiresome trope of mysteries was sprung on us (not the one where the usually female hero goes after the criminal single-handedly),When she has a chance, Amaia fails to shoot and kill both her mother who is about to kill Amaia's child, and the man behind all the gruesome killings over the preceding years (and who tried to kill her moments before.) Would have been justified and saved so much trouble.

Reviewed by syldt15 / 10

A missed oportunity.

Marta Etura must be the worst Spanish actress I've ever seen. Expressionless, dull, unable to elicit sympathy or at least, interest.. It doesn't help that her charachter is the most unlikable and bad-written one in the whole trilogy. I've never seen a movie where every single other character is more likable, interesting and worth watching than the protagonist. I haven't read the books, so I cannot say if the story is to blame, but judging the movie by itself, it is just a hollywood wannabe, plus horrible dialogue (Gosh, Etura butchering the English lines was painful to watch, and especially, to hear). Scenes stolen straight from American movies that just don't work. Over the top, farfetched plot, laughable drama and little subtlety make what could have been a decent noir into ridiculous borefest.

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