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Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her friends' blood - Sarah is forced back to the subterranean depths to help locate her five missing companions.
While Neil Marshall's The Descent was the very definition of horror in its purest form, The Descent: Part 2 continues the stupid tradition of poorly written sequels being shamelessly green-lighted by production studios who are desperate to cash in on the success of the original and therefore comes out as a lazy, uninspired & needless attempt that shouldn't even have existed in the first place.
Starting two days after the alternate ending present in US version of The Descent & dismissing the original ending as merely a dream, The Descent: Part 2 brings Sarah back into the nightmarish cave as cops simply refused to believe her story. Convinced that her missing companions might still be alive, the authorities force Sarah to accompany…
Watched a quarter of the movie, thought all the way through "Wow this is ridiculous, all they are doing is re-hashing the exact same plot from number one!" Got to the 35 minute mark and realised I was just watching The Descent Part 1 again.
I am a fucking idiot.
A sturdy sequel to a film that does not necessarily cry out for one, Jon Harris's "The Descent: Part 2" offers the thrills of its predecessor without the subtext that made "The Descent" work so well. The sequel provides robust jolts and gore, overall making for a satisfying horror-adventure; but it is, however, a horror film without much of a satisfying center.
Beginning where "The Descent" left off, "The Descent: Part 2" follows the first film's survivor back into the caves that took the lives of five of her friends. Hauled into the cave system as a suspect in those friends' deaths, she looks on as the creatures lurking in the darkness begin to terrorize once again. The narrative unfolds…
Time for a new list entitled 'Horror Films Where A Local Old Bloke Says His Grandaddy Never Came Back'.
This is going to be one of those reviews where I'm mostly going to talk about things that were wrong with the film but ends with me saying, "Despite all that...." so I'm warning you in advance so you're not left wondering, "Well why the fuck's he given it 3 stars?!"
Actually, I would have given it more than 3 stars if it wasn't for the last 15 minutes, which even by the standards of this film, which was already pretty stupid, are unbelievably stupid. But there are some really good bits here that I thought were well worth seeing. It…
I am pleasantly surprised to know that this sequel to The Descent wasn't complete crap. This was really a decent watch, a bit silly, but entertaining and decent. The film takes place a few days after the first one and Sarah is forced by the police to join a search for her friends who are still missing in the caves. Their approach to the cavesystem is different, but the tension of being in such tight and narrow places with a claustrophobic feel was still present and effective. I could've done with a bit less of the monster action, and some late story twists, but overall this was fine. I liked the way it looked, the kill scenes and gore was ample and it had some humor as well. I'm tempted to watch the third film now as well.
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Wow. WOW. I love how Sarah is put into terrible situations TWICE right after these major accidents happen to her. All those damn flashbacks ughhh. Bad, bad, bad, unnecessary and bad. Completely ruins the ending of the first one which I love. Sheriff Vaines is a piece of shit and can fuck off, as well as all of the other characters, didn't care for any of them, they all got what they deserved. The color of the blood bothered me so much. It's great that this one is more gory yet has the shittiest of effects. I must say the feeling of claustrophobia is still present in this one and the added use of swimming underwater in a cave freaked me out.
The ending: GOOD. I AM GLAD THEY'RE ALL DEAD. Fuck this movie.
The cave is not as wet, dirty and claustrophobic as the one in the predecessor. The “bat creatures” all look like a couple of guys running around in rubber suits (duh), and apparently they all completely lost their mind and screams like a bunch of crazed out banshees. This is quite fun, but I kind of miss the creeping creatures with the clucking throats from the first instalment. But a far bigger problem is the group of bozos who enters the cave this time around. There’s definitely no emotional attachment to this bunch of boring nobodies. Not even the protagonist from the first movie seems that invested in the plotline this time, and that is a big problem.
That end?! Holy shit!
MOVIE # 21; 31 DAYS OF HORROR CHALLENGE
Not as good as the 1st movie. I am also not a fan that there is more illumination on the cave. I liked how dark everything looked when we were on the cave
Overall Enjoyment 4/10
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Not as good as the first one.
Cheap setting and bad characters.
Juno should live !!!
the only good thing about this sequel was [spoiler alert] JUNO COMING BACK !! i screamed she's such a badass
What's worse than a sequel than trying to be the exact same movie as the first and your not a talented film maker? A film maker who does all that and throws in jumpscares as much as they can. No exaggeration, after the seventh of the shittiest jumpscares I have ever seen only 40 mins in, I got bored by them.
31 Days of Halloween: Day 22, Film #29
Shameless Sequel #2
The first film had interesting relatable characters with believable motivations, a beautifully structured plot with suspense at every turn, and Juno. The writers of this gem said, "Fuck all that. Let's just put some assholes back in the cave and make some shit happen"
Brightside: They brought Juno back
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