Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
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.
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…
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!
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…
It was fine. More of the same. One nice surprise, but a lot of dumb characters to get picked off along the way. Not nearly as smart or refreshing as the original.
Yes my housemates made me watch both of these in one night. I made it far enough to see the ridiculous reasoning of bringing an amnesiac survivor back down into the cave by the police and i assume they all die except for one.
5/10: The first part is a classic and they should have left it as it is and not making a sequel.
Not quite as good as the first but also not a whole lot different, which begs the question as to why everyone loves the first film so much.
I don't really get the hate. It's not as good as the first, but it is in no way bad.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Es gab aufjedenfall mehr schreckmomente wie im 1. Teil, auch wenn man wußte gleich passiert was, wurde zumindest ich doch Erschrocken.
Die Story für den Part 2 war nicht unbedingt sehr einfallsreich. Sarah hats grad so aus der Höhle geschaft (Nachdem im 1. Teil das ja nur ein Traum war, und die Story vom alternativen Ende ausgeht) und zack, vergißt sie reinzufällig alles und landet wieder in der Höhle. Naja...
Das Ende war auch komisch. Alle gehen drauf bis auf eine und die bekommt eine übergebraten und wird wieder in die Höhle geschmissen. WIeso macht das der alte? Ist ja nicht so das sein Opa auch in der Höhle draufgegangen ist und er eigentlich diese Viecher auch hassen müßte, aber nein er füttert sie noch, obwohl die genug Hirsche haben. Naja...
Cool fand ich das Juno wieder am Start war. Sie war ein cooler Kampfer Charakter.
I have to admit that I expected this to flat out suck. But instead The Descent 2 delivers a neat follow-up experience. Let's get this out of the way first: the first film could never be replicated--so it's nice that they didn't even try. Instead they just continued the story down one of the possible paths.
The director (probably) realized that the audience already knows what the creatures are, and what the ensuing consequences of meeting them are, so rather than prance around the issue like the first one (remarkably effectively) does, it just throws the viewer right into it during the first 1/4th of the movie.
At that point it would be easy for The Descent 2 to simply copy-paste the last 1/3 of the first, but it manages to craft a new experience through the character interactions.
Nothing new really.
Gruesome in parts but meh, kinda unnecessary.
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Horror movies I've seen. List copied from my IMDB account. It will keep expanding.
In no particular order.