Insidious: Chapter 2 is hands down on my list of favorite sequels of all time! Director James Wan is a freakin' genius, and he once again came through, and delivered one hell of an amazing horror film! I am a huge fan of the first Insidious movie, and I wasn't sure how he would do the sequel, but it was perfect. Sequels are a hard thing to get right for a lot of filmmakers, but this wasn't really a sequel, this was a second chapter.
The story literally picks up right where the first movie left off without skipping a beat, and the connection between the two films was so awesome! Everything in the first film makes so much more sense now, and there were several moments throughout the film where my mind was blown. I love it when a movie blows my mind. I know Wan had said he wasn't sure he wanted to make a sequel to this movie, but after seeing it, I can't help but think he planned the whole things and had the whole story written out before he made the first film. You'll see what I mean when you watch the movie for yourself.
On top of the incredible story and Wan's badass directing skills, the movie was terrifying! If you are looking for scares this movie provides some nightmarish awesomeness. I don't know why, but because I already saw the first movie, I didn't think the sequel would be as scary because I figured I knew what was coming. In actual reality though, I had no idea.
I knew the movie was going to be good. I know Wan wasn't going to let us fans down, but he once again upped the ante, and gave us something above and beyond what I was expecting. Wan is one of the most talented directors working today, and he moved up on my list of favorite directors. I just can't help but think his movies are going to get better and better as time goes on.
I don't care if you like horror movies or not, if you haven't seen the first Insidious yet watch it now, and then go see the sequel! If you have seen it, then find the time to see Chapter 2 because it really is a mind-blowing horror movie sequel! I think you'll all be pleasantly surprised by it greatness.