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Old 09-06-2012, 02:19 AM   #11
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I really liked the first one, so I'm looking forward to this one!

The CGI-mouth on the poster is slightly silly though, but the creature itself looks pretty cool!
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:34 AM   #12
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It took almost an hour for something to happen in the first one
That was the point of the first part and then boom The best horror of 2011 imo.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:37 AM   #13
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That was the point of the first part and then boom The best horror of 2011 imo.
Some of the acting kinda killed it for me too.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:04 AM   #14
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If you're not into the format, it's not likely to do a lot for you.

While it's called "found footage" I don't think that's really it's selling point, or that it should be it's selling point. It's built around the documentary style of site-investigation shows.

MY GF has been watching some stuff on Netflix where a team of investigators go to supposedly haunted sites and they look around for mundane stuff first, and then dig into the history and creepy stuff. Having sat and watched a few of these with her made all the difference for me when I watched this.

Think about it, you're sure to get more out of a mockumentry (like Spinal Tap let's say) if you've first seen a real documentary or two. Not trying to say you MUST do this before you judge it, but IMO, you'll get a whole new enjoyment out of this if you do so.
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I liked the first installment, but I'm kind of a found footage apologist. What I thought was interesting about this one, was the way it kind of lulled you into thinking it was a pure goofy documentary, especially with the host paying witnesses to say lie and attest to certain things being haunted. I thought that kind of put me in the right mood to be surprised later.

The acting by the lead was especially bad, but everyone else was passable. I didn't have many expectactions for the movie, so it was a pleasant surprise.

I don't know if a sequel was necessary, but necessary never stopped any studios in the past.
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The acting was mentioned earlier.

I wouldn't call it bad myself, given what they were imitating, the tone of people not really knowing what they were doing (in this and certain other cases) I think makes for a better movie than having them act like "professionals" like from say Poltergeist, The Entity, or The Prince of Darkness.
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The acting was mentioned earlier.

I wouldn't call it bad myself, given what they were imitating, the tone of people not really knowing what they were doing (in this and certain other cases) I think makes for a better movie than having them act like "professionals" like from say Poltergeist, The Entity, or The Prince of Darkness.
That's a fair point.
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Easily one of the best found footage films. (The first, that is).

This should be fun.
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I liked the first one even though I find it very, very flawed. Hopefully they can improve on some of my complaints with the first and give us a spectacular sequel. If not, oh well.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:29 PM   #20
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So I watched this legally as shit off the internet yesterday, and I have to say I was quite disappointed. Now, first let me preface this by saying that I wasn't a huge fan of the first one. I liked it enough but I thought the heavy emphasis on jump scares was rather lame and the whole thing was kind of uninspired. This noted I went into the sequel expecting basically a rehash of the first one where a ghost hunting team goes into some haunted place and it turns out to be actually haunted. That wasn't actually the case though, and I was pleasantly surprised by that. Though, that surprise was rather dampened by the introduction of quite possibly the most annoying group of characters ever and a very unlikable protagonist. This is a very bad thing for a movie where you are supposed to be rooting for the characters survival. I found my girlfriend, who is a rather mild mannered girl, wishing they died, which made me laugh pretty hard. The acting wasn't bad, but it really isn't hard to act like a doof (yes I said doof, it's applicable here). The scares were overall rather lame and uninspired, not once did I find myself slightly startled. Overall, I would not say avoid this flick, just watch it and don't expect much. You might be able to squeeze a small amount of entertainment out of it, but it isn't special.
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