Saturday, September 14, 2013
Insidious: Chapter 2
Repeat the same lurid red main title from Insidious without the same effect; use clips from the first chapter as flashbacks; keep Rose Byrne's Renai looking like she's scared shitless throughout the movie..
Not nearly as chilling as Chapter One. Not nearly as chilling as this year’s Mama. Poor editing softens its attempts to be scary. A nice premise is set up with the clairvoyant throwing dice to see what Patrick Wilson's demonic Josh Lambert has behind his back, but the editing is ponderous.
Patrick Wilson does well as the Daddy possessed by a demon that wants the deaths of his family.
There are some chilling moments, and the climax is nicely gripping with some nice editing; but there’s nothing too memorable here.
Enjoyable though not that scary. I liked the flashbacks that tie this chapter with the original story. Wish the original had been a one-off entity. Don't need to see this again.