Film Language Tag: shock cut
A cut that juxtaposes two images whose dramatic difference creates a jarring visual effect.
While being interviewed by art critic Finley Stephens (Rebecca Spence), Anthony (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) eggs her into summoning the Candyman. As he investigates her whereabouts after she leaves for the bathroom, Anthony sees a reflection of the Candyman in the mirror. However, he notices odd parallels between him and the Candyman. It seems as though they are linked and the Candyman is his counterpart. The clip ends as Anthony, now amalgamated into the character of the Candyman, brutally kills Stephens as shown through the windows of his apartment building.
As Oscar (Michael B. Jordan) and his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz) ride the BART back home, Katie (Ahna O'Reilly) recognizes Oscar and calls out his name. While the two catch up, Cale (Joey Oglesby), who Oscar knew in prison, recognizes him and punches him. When the BART stops, police officers Ingram (Chad Michael Murray) and Caruso (Kevin Durand) restrain and harass Oscar, and Ingram shoots him in the back.