Written September 15, 2013
I guess I should preface my post with the fact that I am a fan of horror movies. I was worried that this film would not be able to match the brilliance of the first...and I was wrong. This movie has a faster pace than the first, and usually that means plot holes - but the film did an excellent job of matching the quickened flow to enlightening the audience to the plot. I will say this, do not go into this movie expecting a rinse, spin, repeat - it is a different movie and yet still retains the quality of the first Insidious. Good Solid movie.
Written September 14, 2013
This was a great movie! It kept you on the edge of your seat from the very beginning to the end of the movie. Great plot and I love how it flowed from the first movie smoothly. I truly enjoyed myself. I don't think it's for pre-teens or younger. However, I think I want to go see it for a second time. Very good job. Thank you!!
Written October 19, 2013
I just recently saw the first part and I was impressed; the issue with horror movies these days is they're lame and not a bit scary. What's unique about Insidious is it's a horror/thriller hybrid. Its got a great storyline - this one's storyline moves a bit faster than the first, but they do a good job of recapping the first movie so you don't have to have seen the first to get what's going on and at the end of the day I was just highly impressed with the execution on the script. The CGI, acting, etc. was all on point! Its reminiscent of the first Saw movies but as they started producing more, you could tell the idea wheel was running out. This is positioning itself to be a franchise like Saw but the trick with this is you have to keep things fresh and new to keep people interested - in other words, Paranormal Activity is the same movie just re-written in different ways to tie new characters to the original cast but its quickly running out of steam.
Written October 18, 2013
Really, did I just waste 2 hours on this? The cheap tricks to make people jump didn't even phase me, I saw every one coming the setup was so telegraphed. On top of the cheap parlor tricks, the acting was unbearable, I wasn't sure if it was the script or the lack of chops of the actors, but regardless, it was horrible. The plot was weak at best, and the people combing through an old hospital made me laugh out loud.
If you have time to waste, do it, but I warned you.
Written October 26, 2014
It definitely doesn't compare to the first one. There was nothing intense about the scenes, most were laughable at best. Hopefully they don't make a 3rd one.