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Insidious 2

Insidious 2
Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey

Rated: R for intense sequences of terror and violence, and thematic elements.
Reviewed by: Dave  
Release date: September 13, 2013 Released by: Entertainment One

Another sequel that capitalizes on a successful original. Unfortunately, it never once rises to its own lofty expectations. Insidious 2 is riding on the back of the first film hoping audiences won't notice a huge difference in quality. Yet, the flaws are obvious, and evident.  

Disjointed sequences traversing the past, present, and future along with multiple scene locations make it virtually impossible to follow. All logical continuity is gone, easily reaching the point of abject and total confusion.
Lot's of scary music, dark closets, and dimly blinking lights can't save this film from its own classic dumbness. Too many unintentionally comedic scenes keep repeating themselves, creating a painfully unwatchable movie. At the outset, Insidious 2 fell apart so quickly it stood no chance of ever making a recovery.
When a horror film devolves into a comedy. All hope is lost.

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