By ANNA SHERMAK, Staff Writer
Insidious Chapter 2 is a scary movie where a family is being followed by spirits. Throughout the movie, you learn about why this family has been chosen, and in the end you realize that you have wasted an hour and forty five minutes staring at a movie screen thinking, “Maybe I should have gone to that party instead.”
Insidious Chapter 2 premiered on Friday the 13th. The movie was rated PG-13 and I see why.
This movie didn’t have anyone jumping out of their seat or hiding behind their covers. For those who are considering seeing this movie in theaters, please save your money and wait for this to come out on Redbox. The concept was a great idea, but the delivery was a disappointment. All of the good scenes from this movie were seen in the previews. To lighten the “suspense” in this movie, the actors gave some humorous lines, which I will admit were funny but cliché.
At the end of the film the directors left an opening for a third movie, which I will not be viewing. This movie followed the typical storyline of a horror film. It starts off sometime back in the 1980s then flashes forward to the present, where we get a glimpse into a family’s life as they struggle to find out who or what is haunting them. After they realize that, they struggle to find a way to expel the bad spirits from their life. In the end, they have a heart warming, family hugging, moment and then it jumps to a glimpse into the next movie they will be making. Sounds typical right?
In the beginning of the movie, the title flashes at you like in those Twilight Zone movies, only I find the Twilight Zone more terrifying than this movie. The only good part in this movie was when I saw the rolling credits.
The movie theater was not very full of viewers and I realized why. The previews gave the entire movie away. If you really want to watch this movie, then watch the previews and I guarantee that is all that you need to see. The rest of the movie is predictable and left some falling asleep.
This movie did not live up to all of the hype it created, but I do feel obligated to say some good things about it. The acting was very good for the scenes they were given, and the story itself was interesting. At times I found myself and others laughing at the humor intertwined throughout the movie, especially at the end. The movie had its share of surprises, and though they were predictable surprises, they were surprises nonetheless.
I would recommend this movie to those who have younger siblings or family members who love bad horror films. This is one that will scare them more so than you. Overall, I would say this film was decent but not worth the ticket price.