Sound Off: James Wan's 'Insidious: Chapter 2' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
September 13, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? It will take what you love most. Now in theaters is the second horror film directed by James Wan this year, a sequel to the 2010 indie hit Insidious. Picking up moments after the first film ends, Insidious: Chapter 2 brings back Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne as the parents of a family haunted by a malevolent force from the spirit world. Leigh Whannell & Angus Sampson are also back as investigators Specs & Tucker. So how is this one? Is it as good as the first film, or worse? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your own thoughts on James Wan's Insidious: Chapter 2.
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To enter The Beyond, I got to see Insidious: Chapter 2 a few months ago and, unfortunately, I didn't really enjoy it as much as I did the first film. I have a soft spot for the wacky (mostly at the end) but otherwise genuinely thrilling original film and I was hoping this would top that one. Alas, it feels even cheaper and surprisingly doesn't have as many worthwhile scares. I never felt afraid of anything and it seemed like they were much more concerned with twisting the story and mixing things together (like the later Saw sequels, go figure) than they were with delivering better scares. That said, I did still like the twists in the story and the way it intertwines with everything, I just wish it was a bit better and I wish it left me chilled to the bone.
What did you think of Wan's Insidious: Chapter 2? Another stellar horror or a bland sequel? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!