As a movie critic I always say that a sequel is the best way to tell a tale as there are lots of rules and resolutions for your favorite movies, thus the best sequels succeed in creating their own market and making better sales. So, when it comes to Gabriel's Inferno, which also has its own sequel, I like to keep my cool and see both movies side by side.
The story of the first Gabriel's Inferno movie is about Stavros, who is just an ordinary man who happens to have a unique gift for telling people a story. With the help of his special gift he comes to realize that his world is actually in trouble. Through a scientific experiment Stavros creates a new breed of aliens that are seemingly perfect.
These aliens find themselves trapped on Earth after the world lost its equilibrium and they go into hiding from human society. From here on out Stavros uses his unique ability to tell stories, and these stories seem to become real for those around him.
At the same time, however, another story begins to unfold, that of the relationship between Stavros and his daughter, Madeleine. The story ends up causing many conflicts within Stavros himself and caused his death after an accident.
Another important factor of the first movie is that many people criticize it for its huge numbers and their comparisons to Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter. But, considering its background as a horror movie, you can be sure that some people would have liked it just as much if not more than other popular series.
That is why I still can't get away from thinking about Gabriel's Inferno, even though it has come out two years after the first series. Both the movies are so different that sometimes it may be difficult to distinguish one from the other.
Somecritics also criticized Gabriel's Inferno for having too many in-jokes, while at the same time some fans of the first series praised the movie for its originality and sense of humor. My favorite part about Gabriel's Inferno is when we get to see more of Stavros' daughter, Madeleine.
The similarities and differences between the first and second series are only highlighted by the fact that Gabriel's Inferno was made by the director of the first one, Alan Taylor. Just remember to set aside some time for the second movie to fully appreciate what made the first one great.