“Insidious Chapter 2″September 15th, 2013 at 11:03 am by Sy Becker under A Look at the Movies
1 hour 40 minute
Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey
I can still feel the chills from the first “Insidious” movie a few years. Now that was a good thriller, but unfortunately too few of the original shocks and shudders carried over to the sequel.
Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne are still battling those evil spirits, which just don’t seem quite as terrifying this time.
With doors regularly slamming shut to remind us their home is under the spell of some really nasty spirits, the cursed family realizes they’re not alone. Even their family friend of a Ghostbuster checks out of the film during the first reel, just to prove the evil spirits that photograph well are not to be trifled with.
Oh yes, “Insidious chapter 2″ spent too much time rationalizing the supernatural misdeeds and not enough time scaring the bejabbers out of its audience, who came for just one thing, to be scared out of their wits, not for a lesson in Paranormal communications from the other side.
We’ve learned by now that even in the spirit world, the sequel is rarely as good as the original.
That’s why “Insidious, Chapter 2″ can conjure up only two stars.
For lack of excitement, the spirits were clearly restless and frankly so was the audience.