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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.
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.
The lone survivor from the first film is traumatized by all the terrible things he has endured. She has to once again go underground and an even worse outcome is in store for all of them! This movie was still pretty good and the best part is that it had plenty of action and way more gore than the first film. The scares work very nicely and the "creatures" are as evil as in the first film...though some of them look slightly different. The acting was fine but the story was not as strong as in the first film. The worse part of the movie, for me, was the ending! The ending was lame!!! It makes sense but it stops…
Not as well directed or as expertly crafted as the original with a terribly butchered ending. The Descent: Part 2 delivers on the scares well but doesn't feel as fresh and morbid as the first. The production seems cheaper as well. The ties to the first film are strong, as are a few of the main characters. Part of me wants a third in the series to explain the travesty of an ending we get served, while the rest of me feels that this is as much entertainment as we can get out of this cave and this world.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"Company bosses figured there should be some rick picking to be had, so they sent my granddaddy back down to have a look-see. He never come back. Folks reckoned they must've broke clean through into hell. The devil was mighty pissed."
A solid sequel to the fantastic 'The Descent' from 2006, this film shows more blood, more fights, and more cave settings. Directed by the original's editor, 'Part 2' begins immediately after the first one ends, and introduces us quickly to our new characters. While there was one fall that had bad CGI-effects, the creatures looked fucking frightening, especially the jacked alpha. While I wasn't a fan of one character's return, I felt the end was in tone with the previous film's finale. If you liked the original, this is worth a watch.
So...I finally watched THE DESCENT for the first time couple of months a go, and I really, really liked it. I was planing to watch the sequel, THE DESCENT 2, very soon after the original. While the movie was still fresh in my memory, especially since it continues directly on the first movie (actually on US ending of the first movie that I like more then UK ending). But...I didn't!
Again, it took me couple of months to finally sit down and watch it. Now...I now that unlike the original, the sequel has a bad reputation, but that's not something that bothers me.
So anyway, THE DESCENT 2 is weaker then the original, there's no question about that. The story…
Very good! Just as good as the first! I predict that this movie will be a classic. The ending was a cliffhanger, just as good as the first - if not better!
A great sequel for a good horror flick. It catches on where the first movie ends and keep suspense in a great way.
Its a cave horror movie, but you can also read some girl power connotation into it.
A sub-par sequel that seems unaware of everything that made the first film great. Not least the constantly over-lit caves.
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I was a little bit worried about watching this because it wasn't done by Neil Marshall... However he did have a hand in producing it so I was like "oh, okay, we'll give it a go..."
Honestly? I'm glad I watched it. I did enjoy it even though it wasn't quite as good as the original. I did find a couple of glaring plot-holes, at least for my own liking, e.g. let's take the clearly mentally unstable and emotionally distressed patient back down in the caves she crawled out of covered in blood... It just didn't sit right with me, same as the ending really.
Still a decent watch mind.
Such a let down and step back from the original I didn't even care anymore. Had it on as a background film because that's what it should be used as. Nothing more, nothing less. The only pay off was the ending, but is so campy in hindsight you forget about it almost immediately. It's not the worst movie in the world, but it definitely did not do what I think it wanted.
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