Insidious Chapter 2 Reviews : You Tell Us!

Herner Klenthur

Insidious 2 is now playing in theaters and the critics have had less than kind things to say about it. Fortunately nobody here gives a hoot about what a critic thinks of a horror movie because what truly matters is what you the horror fans think.

The original Insidious movie was incredibly polarizing with fans either loving it or hating it and very few finding a middle ground. The sequel Insidious Chapter 2 has also had many fans ask why? Insidious was not exactly setup with the need for a sequel. The answer to that second question is obvious it’s all about the benjamins.

James Wan’s Insidious was made for $1.5million and brought in $97million which guaranteed a sequel. The budget for Insidious 2 was much higher at $5million so it will be interesting to see just how much money it does or does not make but my money is on it will clean up at the box office.

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      1. Mike New September 14, 2013 at 8:58 pm

        The critics won’t stop me from seeing a horror movie. Word of mouth is more effective than a review from them.

      2. Valon F. Haliti September 14, 2013 at 9:59 pm

        Insidious brought us the usual haunting story, with a couple new elements sprinkled in. Chapter 2 does a great job of furthering itself from the usual fare, by expanding on the elements that made it different.

        One on the elements of this franchise is the focus on “Astral Projection”, which is a person subconsciously leaving his/her body and traveling though a spirit realm (called the “Further” in this movie), leaving the body empty until the soul returns. While projecting, the soul can interact with other spirits, good and bad. Chapter 2 picks right up from where the first ended (SPOILER FOR THE 1ST MOVIE! SKIP TO NEXT PARAGRAPH TO AVOID!) – the father succeeds in rescuing his son’s soul, but something else has taken the father’s body in the process.

        Is it as scary as the first? That’s debatable…if you liked the scares from the first movie, then you’ll get a kick out of some of the tension- filled moments in this one. If you weren’t a fan, then it’ll probably just be more of the same. My opinion – slightly fewer scary moments, but definitely a few quality jumps, perhaps of a higher quality than the first. (There’s one 3-hit combo in particular that I thought was really good.)

        I will say that I enjoyed how the total story has evolved. Chapter 2 adds a few layers to the lore of this franchise that sparked my interests, and gives it some good depth. The script is infinitely better this time around. Patrick Wilson outdoes his previous performance, and I love anything that Barbara Hershey does. We even get a few laughs here and there. And James Wan does well to use the ‘common-sense-as-viewers- applied-in-the-movie’ technique again. Without giving anything away…when you get a blatant warning, YOU LISTEN TO IT.

        Sound editing was much better this time around, although they still rely a good amount on the usual dead silence broken by LOUD CRASHES OF NOISE AND CREEPY MUSIC…

        Overall, Chapter 2 makes several improvements on the first, and while, depending on your tastes, this sequel may or may not be as scary as the first, I think it’s tough to deny that this is a all-around better, more entertaining movie. And, being such a low-risk, low-budget project, I’m sure a 3rd movie will be justified.

        Insidious: Chapter 2 scores a 3.5 out of 5 on the BDBOS.

      3. Shiyongseng September 15, 2013 at 3:34 am

        I was bored with the first and as I watched it I predicted everything down to the end, so I doubt the 2nd will be much better.

      4. Dennis Francis September 15, 2013 at 4:56 pm

        I did not like the first one at all. The cheap scares didnt do it for me and I thought the last 40 min of the film was god awful. With that said i will still go see Chapter 2 because of my love for the horror genre and my support for horror.

      5. Jeff Carson September 16, 2013 at 2:03 pm

        I agree with Dennis. The first one started off really strong but the last portion was so hokey. I’ll wait till the 2nd comes out on dvd.