Uninspired sequel to Insidious, James Wan's follow up feels tiresome, boring, and predictable and forced. The first film was genuinely frightening and right up till this year's The Conjuring (also directed by Wan) was one of the scariest horror films that had been released in the last few years. The problem with this sequel is that the scares just don't work, and the film ends up being mediocre. There's never any real sense of fear or dread on-screen, as what we have here is a predictable film that recycles old ideas. The material here is just not there, and it clearly needed to be reworked to make it a much better film. That's the problem with doing a sequel to a great horror film, it will never be able to capture the vibe of the original, and it will most likely copy the previous film. I personally felt that Insidious didn't need a sequel, and the result is a mediocre film that has some atmosphere, but no real memorable jolts like the original pulled. Luckily for James Wan he was able to redeem himself in one year by crafting The Conjuring, a far superior and brilliantly terrifying work of horror cinema. Insidious Chapter 2 just doesn't hold up, and it's a boring film that will disappoint. I really wanted to enjoy the film, but it just didn't cut it. There's only one truly terrifying scene in the film, but that's it. James Wan is a great director in the genre, but this isn't one of his best, it's not awful, but it does fall short on quite a few levels that I can't recommend it. Watch the first film instead, at that film truly had some solid scares. This sequel lacks the scares, and feels forced, as if the filmmakers tried to outdo the original film.