Insidious: Chapter 2 Reviews

October 4, 2013
Most of [Wan's] peers shoot a bunch of scenes and let the editor make a smoothie. Wan no longer relies on visual gibberish. He has become a classicist in that sense.
September 17, 2013
Characters in Whannell/Wan screenplays speak with the first-draft expository bluntness of a cheap '50s thriller, letting the characters step on some of the best reveals.
September 13, 2013
Insidious: Chapter 2 is a puzzle movie with too many unnecessary pieces and not enough essential ones, but it's superior to its predecessor in a few basic ways.
September 13, 2013
Though there's some admirably clever plotting to interweave the film's second half with events in the original, it's simply not as scary.
September 13, 2013
Insidious: Chapter 2 is not only unnecessary but it commits the cardinal sin of devaluing its predecessor.
September 13, 2013
An increasing amount of metaphysical backtracking dilutes the few simple jolts that do work this time around.
September 13, 2013
This sequel to the horror hit about a boy lost in the demon-infested netherworld called The Further adds the element of time travel to its paranormal expeditions -- and sinks in its own murk.
September 13, 2013
Most of Chapter 2 is unintentionally hilarious.
September 13, 2013
Insidious: Chapter 2 may be somewhat uneven, but at a certain point near the end, I realized I hadn't taken any notes during the second half. For all its weirdness, the film had utterly transported me.
September 13, 2013
Insidious: Chapter 2 follows the further misfortunes of the Lambert family with diminishing insidious rewards.