The Descent Part 2 - Horror Movie Review

Descent Part 2

The original Descent directed by Neil Marshall who also did Doomsday and Dog Soldiers did a great job there and also set up the story to something which I didn't expect, a direct sequel to the original which is a brilliant idea as it continues the story of the first films and expands upon the characters from the original mixed in with some new characters thrown in to add to the body count.

The Descent Part 2 has all the gory elements of the first film and sets the setting just right for a sequel, set in the same underground cave system were most of the girls who went there to explore the uncharted caves met their deaths by some nasty underground cave dwelling monsters that'll eat anything.

Sarah the only survivor who emerged from the caves after fighting her way out covered with her friends blood can't seem to remember what happened and also can't explain this to the police, possible some kind of traumatic kind of memory loss thing. So the local sheriff makes her re-visit the underground cave in the hopes that it will jog her memory and find out if anyone of her friends are still alive, of course the sheriff thinks that she has killed all her friends and left them down there.

Well as you can guess when they all get down there in the cave they are picked off one by one until a few survive and Sarah has to make a sacrifice.

This film wasn't directed by Neil Marshall, instead Jon Harris has filled in and it's almost seamless as you wouldn't think that this is another director, the story is obviously more about Sarah as she left her friend to die after she discovered that she had an affair with her bloke and which resulted in her husband and daughters death a year previously.

It's about advancing the character and seeing how far she will go to make amends.

I liked this film as quite often some sequels are bad and shouldn't have been made, but this one had a great sense of the first film and brought with it a stroke of genius to continue right from the original film, of course it does go back to such films as Halloween and Friday the 13th that did that.

I'd recommend this movie for the horror fans.

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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Yeah I know, like why would they feed some underground creatures for all those years...sounds like a bad plot point...


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optimus grimlock 6 years ago

The 1st one was good and I loved donsday. the 2nd one was kind of drwnout then the fact that the town people new what was up was kind of bs. The towns people always know the truth lol.


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Oh yeah there's more blood and gore with people getting their throats ripped out, not for the squeamish, but just right for the horror fans!


MrMidNight 6 years ago

Yes i seen the first descent, i didn't know it was going to be a sequel, hopefully it will be more blood, gore and disarray then the first.


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Yep it is and was!


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Far too scary


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

It is worth watching as it isn't a throw away sequel, it's part of the first ones story.


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Seen the first one, but not the sequel.


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Gooooooooo see it IGN Andy!


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Ign Andy 6 years ago from Green Home Office

I definitely have to see this movie, I really enjoy Doomsday.


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Yes it is good....for a sequel at least!


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wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

Gotta love a good Horror flick, I'm gonna have to check this out.


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

It is a good film, watched it last night with the first film again, just to see it all in one and it was great...

Oh and I love Dog Soldiers too it was cool!


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lxxy 6 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

I just may have to check this out, I absolutely LOVE Dog Soldiers... "I hope I give you the shits."

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