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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…
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.
Pretty excited to get my hands on the sequel and while it can't really compare with the original it held it's ground pretty damn well! It had the same claustrophobic feel to it! Intensity levels were amped and we got more face time with the creatures!
The one place it failed was giving us characters worth watching! In the original Juno, Holly and Sarah were the flavors of the month with Juno being the most interesting of the whole bunch!
Sarah and a crew of expendable nobodies in this film just couldn't generate the chemistry the original film had! Nonetheless it's still a sequel worth watching!
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…
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.
"What are you expecting down there?"
Jumpscares, a shitload of - ah, what the fuck was that? The first one already?
It even ends with one. Ah, this is so sad. It's non-canon anyway but still sad.
I was going into this quite skeptical as I totally loved the original "The Descent" and am quite sure that future rewatches will make it my favourite horror film ever. Besides "Eraserhead" that is. (Yes, I'm just being an elitist arsehole, sorry for that)
With the original british cut of "The Descent" making a sequel impossible and this movie obviously continuing from the lame, toothless "we need to implement a happy ending, otherwise the movie won't sell" american cut, I was ready to…
Not an embarrassment - just another case of "same story, only not as scary."
My very first one star - Hated It - review on Netflix. I don't think my expectations were particularly high, as I knew going in that it doesn't even follow the canonical ending of the first film I adore (which didn't leave room for a sequel using this plotline). But if I wanted abysmally bad fanfiction...
Some films have plot holes. The Descent 2 has plot vortexes.
The Descent features a terrifying pool of blood. The Descent 2 features a disgusting and unnecessary pool of liquid filth. Coincidence? I think not.
Just plain awful, a complete rehash of the original that takes out all of the stylistic choices, and completely undermines the ending of the original film.
Solid sequel that continues the story. Obviously not as original as the first one, however still quite good.
Sequel to The highly successful The Descent, this follows the events from the first film, and builds upon what the original did. The film is well paced and it steadily builds the tension throughout, therefore the horror is more intense and riveting. The Descent 2 is a pretty good sequel, but of course the original directed by Neil Marshall is a far superior affair. What really impressed me with this one was that it kept the level of effective tension and horror of the first along with the amounts of good gore effects. This will certainly appeal to gorehounds and genre fans and for a follow up, this one does it right, and it is for me, anyways an underrated…
Not as good as the first film but I still really enjoyed this movie
Jon Harris fundamentally misunderstands what makes The Descent so great and it sucks.
where is the anti-heart??
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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.
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