Sunday, December 29, 2013
Watched - Insidious: Chapter 2
PG-13, 106 minutes
'The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.'
I don't remember being overly impressed with the first Insidious movie (can't even find a review of it here on my blog), so I'm not sure why I felt the need to watch this second one. Ha, yeah, that's 106 minutes I'll never get back.
I thought this movie sucked, and didn't make a whole lot of sense. It's funny though, because the bits of flashback to the first movie made *that* one seem really creepy and good. Now I want to see the first one again. LOL
Anyway, in the first movie, the boy had ventured too far into the weird world he could go to while asleep, and had become lost. This was allowing spirits and demons to try and claim his 'empty' sleeping body. A paranormal expert helped the dad go into this other world and bring the son back, but at the very end of that first movie it appeared the dad had now become possessed and killed that paranormal lady.
Now in the second movie, the wife is afraid of her husband because she saw something at the very end of the first of the movie that seems to prove he did it. He insists it wasn't him and that he's fine. While the police are investigating the murder of the old woman, this family has to move out of their house for a few days and ends up moving back to the guy's mom's house . . . his childhood home where all the creepiness started in the first place.
And sure enough, creepy things are still happening. The wife and the mom know something's not right. Then it just gets all weird and seemingly unrelated. I understand the Psycho-ish story of the boy killing for his crazy mother, but what does that have to do with this story? What does all the overlapping in time and revisiting things from the first movie (although that was interesting, in a way) have to do with this creepy pyscho lady ghost? I mean, I understand they had to track down the origins of the lady and her son and that was how to stop her, but it didn't really seem to fit with anything from the first movie, with the whole 'astral projection' adventure into a different world. The creepy things in here weren't creepy. The cheesy bits of comedy were just stupid and out of place. I don't know, it was just a whole disconnected mess.