The Descent: Part 2

2009

Adventure / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller

The Descent: Part 2 (2009) download yts

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 55%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 34%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 31687  

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Josh Dallas as Greg
Natalie Mendoza as Juno Kaplan
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549.53 MB
1280*720
R
23.976 fps
1hr 34 min
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Reviewed by TheDeadMayTasteBad 4 / 10

The Descent Part 2: A descent into disaster.

Goodness. What a horrible, horrible follow-up to one of the best horror experiences of the past decade.

Where the first film was suspenseful and claustrophobic, this film displays constantly open cave dwellings and is repetitious to the point were no suspense can be truly built. I swear this takes place in an entirely different cave system, despite the film claiming it's supposedly the same exact one. Not even the revisited stomping grounds look the same.

The original film also used light sparingly in an attempt to actually make the audience feel as if they were trapped in a cave with the cast of the film. This sequel constantly shows bright surroundings, with light coming from unseen sources--particularly overhead, making it feel as if these characters aren't inside a cave system in the first place. Apparently the cave dwellers like to place small lava lamps and glow sticks around their territory because they... rave? I'm not sure where all this light was coming from! Strangely our characters can't seem to see what's going on even with all of this illumination and they keep bumping into each other in the "dark." Maybe there were budget problems but that doesn't excuse the lousy script and characters. Shauna Macdonald tries her hardest to keep the film afloat (she's pretty solid with what she has been given to work with), but I imagine this would be like what Sigourney Weaver would be doing had she been trapped in an AVP film. She seems like the only honest character in the film, suffering from the events of the prior nightmare, but the supporting casts around her are nothing more than bumbling idiots.

You don't feel anything for any other member of the cast. Despite David Julyan's score swelling in some of the fateful scenes, I felt almost no emotion behind any of the events this time. None of the deaths or tragedies make an impact like the deaths of those in the original movie. In fact, one scene at the end tries to tie up a major story thread from the previous movie, but it simply comes off as tacky and against the grain of the characters we have come to know.

The final nail in the tragically shoddy coffin is the ending, which is also funny whether intentional or not.

Related Recommendations: The Descent, The Thing, Eden Log, Pandorum, REC, Cube, Pitch Black

Reviewed by tyler-and-jack 5 / 10

A sequel that will make fans of the first movie feel deeply down.

The Descent was a movie that really didn't seem as if it needed a sequel. Yet here is this sequel to prove that . . . . . it really didn't.

Things follow on immediately from the end of the first movie but, be warned, it's the unliked, inferior ending that this movie chooses to go with and not the UK ending that so impressed fans. People are searching for the girls who went spelunking and, when they come across a lead, they decide to band together and enter the very cave system that others didn't return from. Makes sense (please, please register the sarcasm there).

This movie is not a terrible movie and would have been more palatable if adapted into something more original but it IS a terrible sequel to the fantastic first movie. It's a terrible sequel for a number of reasons.

First of all, it changes things that were left satisfactorily concluded at the end of The Descent, which is bloody infuriating. It actually sours your opinion on the overall story arch of the first movie until you go back and watch it again as a standalone piece.

Secondly, it not only has the audacity to repeat a few of the scares from the first movie but then goes on to follow them up with inferior, imitation scares that just don't work (remember the bad timing of the beeping watch in The Descent? see the exact same trick here but with a walkie talkie this time).

Thirdly, there's a final act that just seems to pile disappointment on top of disappointment. I can't go into detail without spoiling things so I won't but, trust me, the tension dissipates, you stop caring for people and there are no surprises.

Why is my rating so comparatively high then, in this case? Well, there are a few good scenes here and the first half of the movie led me alongside one or two characters I actually enjoyed spending time with. There's also a decent enough little punchline. But I really, really hope nobody tries to push for a part three. There should never have been a part two.

See this if you like: The Descent, The Cave, The Hills Have Eyes II.

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