This Rotten Week: Predicting The Family And Insidious: Chapter 2 Reviews

By Doug Norrie 2013-09-08 16:21:37discussion comments
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Insidious: Chapter 2
Iíve already made it clear to Mrs. Rotten Week that if, at any point, weird supernatural stuff starts going down around our crib, Iím out. And I donít mean out of the house. I mean out of the family. She and Little Rotten Week are on their own. Iím a valuable commodity and canít risk some Boogeyman/ woman ruining it. Which is why I keep certain universal poltergeist/ haunting/ paranormal activity truths on the forefront of my mind:

- The bad omens usually have something to do with the kids so give little ones a wide berth

- The evil spirits rarely go away on the first try

- It may be advantageous to just give the evil thing what it wants (house, wife, kid, whatever)

- Donít deny that something f@#$ed up in happening. If the rocking chair is going on its own or your teeth are falling out, bounce ASAP

I have a bag packed and ready to go at a momentís notice. Pays to be prepared. And if thereís one thing for certain, itís that there are plenty of poltergeist-free families out there for me.

Bringing us to Insidious: Chapter 2 where another cursed family finds itself with ever diminishing returns because they refuse to cut bait with each other when an evil spirit invades their lives. In the first movie, it got their kid. In the sequel, the baddies are out for the dad and seem to be all over the house.*

*Sidenote: if you suspected your family to have a curse of some kind following you around, why would you insist on living in an old Victorian home? Those big things arenít cheap so youíve got the funds to move into a new construction condo or something of similar ilk. Very little chance Toll Brothers is putting together haunted houses. Grab something new and modern.

Director James Wan (Insidious-66%) is back for the sequel. The original was a surprise hit both with critics and at the box office. I doubt the second lives up to its predecessor (they rarely do) but Wan is riding a hot streak after having also helmed The Conjuring (87%, and also starring Patrick Wilson). Though Wanís early career left some critical love to be desired, (Saw-48%, Death Sentence-20%) Iím willing to hedge on his last couple of movies. Letís put it a tick or two below the original and hope for the best. And watch out for those bumps in the night. The Rotten Watch for Insidious: Chapter 2 is 51%


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