Friday, September 13, 2013

Insidious: Chapter 2 - Movie Review

IMDB Story line: Insidious: Chapter 2 is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. It is a sequel to 2011's Insidious. The film stars Patrick Wilson (Josh Lambert) and Rose Byrne (Renai Lambert), a husband and wife who seek to uncover the secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. The film was released on September 13, 2013. The Lambert family are happily reunited after Josh went into the Further to get his son Dalton back. However, the paranormal events continue to occur, which become more and more terrifying. When the family begins to notice strange behavior from the father, they start to wonder; is it really Josh that came back?   

First thing you must know is that if you did not see the first movie, I would recommend that you check it out first. If you did not see it you will be confused very easily as the two movies are tied together. To truly understand the full depth of the explanation of the the Lady in Black and the occurrences you need to see the first movie. 

The movie starts with a young Josh when he first meets Elise Rainer (Lin Shaye) who helps him deal with the spirit that has been harassing him. I thought that this was just going to be another Paranormal Activity type thing happening but instead it took the story further and truly wove the two movies together to make a strong connection that made you sit up many times with a light bulb going off over your head. The acting was spot on and truly delved into the Lamberts’ world of ghosts. The story line was not contrite and showed that the screen writer wanted to have fans truly appreciate the series. Also the son Dalton from the first movie truly steps up and saves the day.

What also made this movie enjoyable is that it had the proper creep factor and the appropriate amount of times to make your jump. It also had great times of comedic relief that made you laugh. In the commercial for the movie they gave the audience a heart monitor and I believe that I may have needed one a few times. 

The movie just has a PG-13 rating and you forget that the rating is so low because it truly brings back the quality ghost horror movie. There is no need for blood and gore to make this movie good. 

I would highly recommend this movie if you like a good ghost story that highlights the danger of astral projection. Check it out and let me know what you think. 

Side Note: I was a little bit mad at the end. The question is what can make a ghost medium afraid?

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