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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…
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.
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…
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.
Nicht ganz so düster wie der sehr schöne Vorgänger, dafür deutlich brutaler und - leider - einfallsloser. Solide Genrekost.
Dificilmente gosto de continuações de filmes de terror, pois geralmente são ruins, mas Descent 2 consegue manter a mesma tensão do primeiro filme, embora ache o primeiro ainda superior.
This film wasn't great, but it was Descent.
Beautiful opening scene. The reason for getting Shauna Macdonald back into the cave is weak but once down in the cave the action picks up quite nicely as the terror comes back. The creatures are as brutal and creepy as ever. The characters were weak other than Shauna Macdonald and Natalie Mendoza who is may have one of the best badass characters ever. I love the ending and would love to see more sequels. Tons of gore and bodily fluids.
I had this on while I was doing my nails and when I looked up the monsters were pooping
Having nowhere near the impact the first film has on me, it's still a passable watch.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Alright I'm furious. So first of all, the entire movie, which is set underground, is shockingly well-lit. The characters cannot see anything apparently, but you can see everything as if there's a giant light set up to illuminate it...
Also, the characters and story are just boring, cliche and aggravatingly underdeveloped. And if you like the first one, which I did, it tries it's best to ruin it for you. The first one ended with the character of Sarah becoming a fearless warrior after letting her friend Juno die. Well, this movie starts by telling us Sarah has amnesia and then we find out Juno is alive somehow.
After thoroughly enjoying the first film and having high expectations for a possible follow up, this movie really infuriated me.
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…