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Insidious: Chapter 2 Reviews

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½ July 11, 2016
At first I was very sceptical because it doesn't pick up from the ending of the first film very well. But later on it starts revealing and linking things with the story which makes it a memorable and entertaining horror movie. Its not quite a praise worthy as the first film but scarier and just as visually powerful.
July 11, 2016
Insidious 2 is not as scary as the first one but is still a great horror film and is a Must See.
June 25, 2016
A non-disappointing sequel that gives enough horror,suspense,background knowledge,and foreshadowing as any other classic horror movie with creepiness from beginning to the end resulting in a flawless flick with a two great antagonists.
June 22, 2016
Super-cool jump scare scenes with a more focused storyline filled with horrifying ghost characters and creepy atmosphere that keeps this second installment to the Insidious franchise better than the first one.
½ June 13, 2016
I never understood some of the backlash the film recieved. I found Chapter 2 to be a very effective sequel that expands the original's mythology while still providing its own share of scares, promising great things to come for this franchise.
½ June 11, 2016
Insidious: Chapter 2 is a good follow up to the first film. Was it great? No, but it does a solid job of continuing the story line and keeping the audience enthralled.
½ June 11, 2016
Watch chapter 1 before chapter 2. Spooks continue...
½ June 11, 2016
Wan's ability to construct the perfect scare is still evident here. Unfortunately it's marred by cheesy dialogue and sequences that are WAY over the top.
June 6, 2016
doesn't live up to the original! but still quite good
June 1, 2016
The sequel starts right where the last movie left us. And thought it's "good" to be back to the that immersive story, I still felt there was something missing. Lin Shaye though, makes every Insidious movies worth while.
May 1, 2016
not as scary as the first but a great continuation of the story
April 27, 2016
all the insidiouses are good first one is the best
½ April 27, 2016
Insidious suggests that something harmful and terrifying exists in families. Something that comes from within rather than without. Of course it's one of a canon of horror films that explore the issue, but what is fascinating to me is that family is still a target for horror, and the object of so much anxiety. Here, it isn't the house that is haunted, rather it's the family members themselves. A new house can't save them, they are not safe anywhere they go, because the monsters are attached to them and not the house. However, the house is also subverted in Insidious. It no longer represents a safe haven, rather it's rendered completely useless, or if anything, naught but a playground for the damned. All of the seemingly ubiquitous things, like kids toys and closets become sinister, harnessed for the sake of creating fear and restlessness. Of course I don't need to elaborate on the obvious Hitchcockian allusions.
½ April 20, 2016
Better than the original that's for sure.
The story carries on with the same family but the film is wrapped up much better with a more believable villain and outcome.
Felt like a ghost was laid to rest ( no pun intended ) when this finished.
½ April 11, 2016
Typical horror film. I think they tried to give it a bit more a story and history behind it and make it more complex which kind of worked. But made it boring in places.
½ April 11, 2016
better than first and miles ahead of the third episode, whats the secret... the fact that the silly darth maul is missing
March 30, 2016
Insidious 2 is everything it's prequel was but less in every way. The story suffered more, the acting quality suffered more, and the cheap shock drops were more abundant. It plays off a good idea but is executed poorly. Insidious 2 is another drop in the sea of forgettable horror films.
March 29, 2016
A decent film, but not as good as the original.
March 27, 2016
Awesome follow-up to the original!
½ March 26, 2016
Not as good as its predecessor, but it still keeps you entertained the whole time as well as scared.
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