Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Movie Cave - Insidious Chapter 2

As in true fashion, the critics didn't like it so much and I loved it.  It's the perfect sequal.  I'll admit that it's not as scary as the first movie, but there are still plenty of jumps and screams.  A movie like this needs to be seen with others in the theater to make it even more enjoyable.  Chapter 2 gives us some back story for both the good guys and the bad guys that we didn't get in the first installment.  The family is still dealing with everything they went through.  The emotions and the characterization are real and you will cheer for the family to get out of this nightmare. James Wan is perhaps the best horror director working at the moment and some of the most chilling parts are due to his keen directing.  Wan also teamed up with the original writer, Leigh Whannell, which is why the characters are in depth and true to their original characterization.  Thankfully, the story doesn't take off on some tangent from the brains of another writer.  The one thing I did miss was the demon from the first one.  I don't think you can have such a strong, spiritual evil as portrayed in this movie without demonic influence.  To sum it up, if you go in expecting this to be better than the first movie, you will be disappointed.  If you go in with an attitude of, "Okay, let's see what you've got."  You will enjoy this movie.  I give it 4 out of 5 bats.

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