Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

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run time: 106 mins
rated: 14A
considered: Horror, Thriller
starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne

movie summary: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. (www.imdb.com)

my thoughts: Insidious: Chapter 2 is not scary or thrilling in any way shape or form. This movie is simply another part of a deeply evil story that lacks any real point. Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) has been haunted since he was a kid, but the recent actions by evil spirits has started to take its toil on his wife Renai (Rose Byrne) and their kids.

The movie features two storylines running parallel to each other until they meet at the end. Josh’s mom Lorraine (Barbara Hershey) is tracking down evil spirits with some ghost hunters and their shaky cameras, while possessed Josh sets out to terrorize his family back at their home. After ghost hunter Carl (Steve Coulter) is killed and ends up on the dark side, he meets up with the real Josh who has been trying to return to his human self. Together the pair will be joined by Josh’s oldest son Dalton (Ty Simpkins) and the trio will try to find their way back before it’s too late.

I don’t understand how anyone can say this was a good movie, because there might have been two parts I actually got scared. The movie wasn’t impressive on many levels, one of which was the evil spirit they has made the center piece of the story. The women in white/black is severely distributing, but is easily disposed off thanks to a good spirit and a wooden rocking horse. Of course like several franchise horror movies, the movie always ends with the family safe and sound, thinking they won have finally over come evil. No one will be surprised when the movie ends and hints towards an Insidious 3 some time in the near future.

my star rating: 3 out 10

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3 thoughts on “Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

  1. Great Review. Honestly I liked it because this movie got ripped apart before it even started, so my expectations were very low. I felt like the first part was a little silly, but it had a few good scares, but so did part two… Yes, the story of the mother and the son has been there before, and other situations seemed familiar, too. But the way James Wan connected part one and two as a unit, meaning, the scenes that didn’t really make sense in part one suddenly did, was genius. What I didn’t like was the ending. I am tired of money- hungry Hollywood.

    • Thanks! There are so many movies out there that don’t need sequels, but if the movie wins the box office title the weekend it opens, a sequel or franchise is planned the next day! ha ha You bring up a valid point about certain things making sense in later movies, like the Saw movies.

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