Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Finally, the second movie of Insidious was released last September 13. The Insidious: Chapter 2 is a much awaited film because of its predecessor’s influence as a successful horror movie and a box office hitter due to its high sales worldwide. The first chapter was so memorable that many of its satisfied viewers want to see the continuation of the story and to feel that same horror excitement.
The expectation of the viewers was pleased as chapter 2 really does continue where the Lambert family experience left off. To steal a look on the story, Josh Lambert, played by Patrick Wilson, has successfully saved his son from a creepy creature in the spirit world as the finale of the first chapter. Little that they know, a spirit cling to Josh and cross over to the world of the living. Here is where the chapter two revolves, the unwanted spirit induces again a string of horror and with some help from other people they have found out a secret that haunts their family.
A feeling of shortness in the story
The story is great and riding on the expectation of the people but the movie is somewhat short in satisfying the people. It may be that viewers have expected so much from the movie based on their experience on the first film. It may also be because of their horror style and concept is the so alike with the first movie that people got familiar with their scare approach. Although, the shock, fear and revulsion are there, it feels so incomplete or to make it sound good, it’s just average based on what the first movie present.
People’s opinion on film series is often a comparison between the present and the past. As expected, critics and viewers alike will automatically diverge in their opinion on the two films. While other strongly said that the first is always greater and it proves correct in the second movie, there are viewers and critics that are vocal to present their thoughts and views. For some the first film is more horrifying and intense but there are people stating that the second movie surpass the first and it is more horrid.
People who have watched the Insidious: Chapter 2 have their different opinions. One may say it is better than the first while others will say it is weaker compare to the original movie. To have your own view of the movie it is better to simply watch it. If it makes you scream and you enjoy it then it is good and if it does not, then this film is simply not that great.