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The Descent: Part 2
Fear runs deeper
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…
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…
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.
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…
Re-watching every film I own, film #20:-
Capping off a terrible week of film watching (or not watching) due to illness, this is actually only the second time I've watched this. I bought this pretty cheap and because even though I had my doubts I still wanted to see it because of how much I loved the original. This one had me slightly more interested because Neil Marshall chose to produce and the original (surviving cast) returned, which was a good sign.
Part 2 is not and was never going to be as good as the original but I still enjoyed it and in some ways, it was nice to get a conclusion on some aspects. Even if the ending…
After a special day at work (I had to finalize a trip to China for myself for just one meeting) I was in need of something light and easy on the eye and mind, and this was the result.
For the second time she goes down, with a rescue party, in search of any possible survivors from their first expedition into the dusty caves and underground rivers. If you think about this entire purpose, which I obviously was not going to do, it's all a bit ridiculous, but hey, other things happen down there so it's best to leave your mind at the entrance of the cave.
It was ultimately easy to follow, some of the scenes are actually quite OK, and the final minutes are kind of surprising. And finally we realize these creatures also have to go to the toilet. Well thanks for clearing that up.
Too many men, too many Americans, too few scares. The ending was also stupid as fuck.
Inicia justo donde termina la primera, cosa que es una excelente idea, tal y como lo hiciera “Halloween 2” de 1980. La historia te atrapa desde el principio y no pierde minutos en explicar lo innecesario e, incluso, ver momentos de la anterior entrega en flashbacks, es maravilloso. La atmósfera de la primera entrega se hace presente pero con un diseño de cavernas más grandes y laberínticas, que pocos podrían notar que 2 escenarios separados por la historia son los mismos.
La entrañable (Shauna Macdonald) regresa junto a una culpable Juno (Natalie Mendoza) que si bien es cierto la cinta está separada por 3 años pareciera que continuamos y continúan ellas en la pesadilla y que solo han pasado horas.…
Like l needed another film to convince me not to climb down holes in the ground and crawl around.
Not as good as the original but still scared the cat. ( And my neighbour who text to see if l was ok)
Not hardly as good as the previous film. This film feels like a rehash of the first one and not much more to add to the previous story.
No real need for a sequal
Go back to the origin location of the terrorizing events that traumatized the protagonist in the first film you say? And bring her with us against her will? Why that sounds like a great idea! I've learned absolutely nothing from Aliens!
- thought process of entire rescue team in this film
The first one was so much better.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I've never been so angry about an ending...
Sarah sacrificing herself so Rios could escape is quite a powerful scene, at least to me – I got goosebumps! So why would you render the entire thing useless 30 seconds later?!
Instead of the dripping dread and claustrophobia that was there in The Descent, The Descent: Part 2 gives scares, but practically nothing else.
Following right after the events of the first film, we follow another team into the caves. From the beginning of The Descent, dread was present. That followed through the rest of the movie, creating a beautifully scary atmosphere. In this film, there's practically nothing. The main key to the first film's success is that fact that it played on natural fears before the actual scares were to come. In this, the scares came in fast and there was never a good atmosphere created.
I hail the first film as one of the greatest horror films I have…
Definitely a step down from the original, but it still had a few tight, claustrophobic sequences in there. The threat of the monsters is there right away, so we don't get that slow build that I loved so much about the first one. Returning characters shine, but this kind of left a sour taste in my mouth afterwards.
It took me few days to made it, but here it is- the biggest 2000's horror movies list ever.
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…