Topic: Opinion on Insidious Chapter 2 (non-spoiler)
The new insidious film like the second godfather film juxtaposes two stories into one film. We get the Lambert family post the first Insidious and the origins of Josh's childhood haunting. The old lady known as Elise was the mother of "Parker" a character that was mistreated and eventually ended up in a hospital treated by Josh's mom played by Barbara Hershey again. This time i think both Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne are much better with their performances. I thought both of them lacked chemstry in the first. The younger Hershey who played the nurse was scene stealer and would have run circles around Rose if she got the original main role.
The older Josh's body is consumed by Elise who wants him to kill in order to keep him alive. The real Josh body has gone to the other side. This film has many more thrills and punchlines than the original. Instead of waiting an hour for chills, we get them almost immediately.
The reason Elise mistreated her son adds a good twist to the plot. Jack Torrence (here is johnny) of the Shinning seems to have reprised his role with the older Josh as his body is taken over by Elise. The Dalton character is a bit secondary, but he does play a crucial role in the end.
My favorite scene is the Parker room where we see his doll house. Themes of life and death are prominent. The rolling of dice to communicate with the dead instead of the redundant ouija board brings a bit more originality and chills.
Unfortunately, the end is something that is left to be desired. This is depending on what boat you are. For those who prefer closure than you may feel cheated, for those who want the series to continue than you likely will get more thrills in the future. I felt that it was a perfect time to call it an end. However, money talks in hollywood.
Overall, i still give it an eight out of ten. That is the most i can say without giving the film away.
As a side note, my original post was lost since the anti-spam bot killed it. I had only copied half of it, so if it is choppy please excuse.
Last edited by APWTR (2013-09-13 22:12:45)