Thursday, February 13, 2014

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

Director: James Wan. Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey. 106 min. Rated PG-13. USA/Canada. Horror/Thriller.

The first Insidious movie was good. But director Wan makes the mistake of thinking the first movie was so good, we remembered all the minute details. So for the second installment, he builds layer upon layer on those details, resulting in total viewer confusion - to the extent that I was repeatedly checking IMDb and Wikipedia to recall the first movie's characters and events. And whatever made the first movie interesting (ghosts working through baby monitors and walkie talkies) are exploited to the fullest here, with an ending begging for a third installment. They just ruined the whole fun.

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