When the original The Descent came out, part of its appeal was the originality of cramming a monster movie with a Lifetime Television movie of the week and then blending it together with an intense feeling of claustrophobia. This is clearly something the production team behind The Descent 2 realized since they include praise for the first film in their trailer for the second.

I can’t say that I see any innovation going on in the trailer which is a shame, although I wasn’t sure in the first place where all they could go with a sequel. Not really sure there’s more to explore with those characters, and from the look of the send-a-bunch-of-people-to-be-eaten feel of the trailer, it appears as if they couldn’t quite figure it out either:

Boring. I realize it’s tough to capture the atmosphere of something like that – a long, drawn out scare process – but this thing looks epically mediocre. I also have no idea why Jigsaw is narrating it or why they felt the need to dramatically break up. Certain. Words.

What do you think?

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