Reviewed May 19, 2012
Podcasting's Brock’s review:
The first half of the movie is just plain dull, and I found my eyes darting around the screen looking for the most subtle of movements - desperately searching for anything to justify why I am watching someone sitting down to read or putting on water to boil. What they thought were creepy payoffs for those scenes (a crib mobile moves by itself, the swimming pool light turns itself off, pots fall down) were not satisfying at all. I get they were starting off slowly to build up to the really scary, yet they started off too slowly to keep my interest.
The second half of the movie works much better, with each scene creepier and scarier than the last. While they finally do have some good scares, they also have some cheap ones and the baby scene was scary for the wrong reasons - I thought the kid was going to fall down the stairs or go into the street.
This sequel fails to engross the viewer early on in the same way that its predecessor did, resulting in an uneven and unsatisfying experience. A lot of boring to get to the few scares. Not recommend.