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The Descent: Part 2 (2009)

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Refusing to believe her story about cave-dwelling monsters, the sole survivor of a spelunking exploration gone horribly wrong is forced to follow the authorities back into the caves where something awaits.

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Jon Harris

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James McCarthy (screenplay), J Blakeson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Reynolds ... Ed Oswald
Shauna Macdonald ... Sarah Carter
Jessika Williams Jessika Williams ... Susanne Small
Douglas Hodge ... Dan
Josh Dallas ... Greg (as Joshua Dallas)
Anna Skellern ... Cath
Gavan O'Herlihy ... Vaines
Krysten Cummings Krysten Cummings ... Ellen Rios
Doug Ballard ... Doctor Roger Payne
Josh Cole Josh Cole ... Lynch
Saskia Mulder ... Rebecca
Natalie Mendoza ... Juno Kaplan
Alex Reid ... Beth
Nora-Jane Noone ... Holly
MyAnna Buring ... Sam
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Storyline

Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her friends' blood - Sarah is forced back to the subterranean depths to help locate her five missing companions. As the rescue party drives deeper into uncharted caverns, nightmarish visions of the recent past begin to haunt Sarah and she starts to realize the full horror and futility of the mission. Subjected to the suspicion and mistrust of the group and confronted once more by the inbred, feral and savagely ruthless Crawlers, Sarah must draw on all her inner reserves of strength and courage in a desperate final struggle for deliverance and redemption. Written by ahmetkozan

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Fear runs deep. Revenge runs deeper. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, grisly images, terror and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El descenso 2 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£313,739 (United Kingdom), 6 December 2009, Limited Release
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Celador Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jon Harris was the editor of the first film, The Descent (2005). He returned as director and editor for The Descent: Part 2 (2009), which also marked his directorial debut. See more »

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Dirt on Sarah's face (her right side, mouth/cheek area) comes and goes between shots as she is sitting and talking to the rescue team underground. See more »

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A poor mans sequel.
14 April 2010 | by amesmondeSee all my reviews

A Sheriff suspects that Sarah has killed her friends and forces her to return to the caves with a rescue team.

Even after the UK ending of The Descent, Sarah still manages to get out but is forced back to the uncharted underground to help locate her five missing companions.

I'll try not reminisce over the amazing first film, there appears to be some mixed comments on The Decent: Part 2. If you did like The Descent, for the record the follow up even with the tantalising story setup it is sadly a huge disappointment.

Surprisingly the excellent editor Jon Harris gives a poor directorial debut. Even with some of the strong original cast including Shauna Macdonald and Natalie Mendoza, they simply can't save J Blakeson and James McCarthy poor screenplay. On board is Eden Lake's writer James Watkins and support from cinematographer Sam McCurdy (The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday to name a few).

It feels and looks like a poor mans interpretation of the Descent, it's not a straight to video production but its almost there, awful dialogue, little if any character development, no suspense and poorly executed scares and that's just touching the surface. The film looks rushed, the lighting, sets, sound, direction, everything on screen looks cheap and nasty. It lacks the grittiness of the first and the Crawler's don't look as menacing or a realistic.

It is only worth watching to see how film with such great talent can go so wrong.


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