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Here's A Trailer For THE DESCENT PART 2!!

Merrick here...
IGN has the trailer for THE DESCENT PART 2. It's kinda like PART 1, but DESCENTier. Neil Marshall write & directed the first installment, before going on to make DOOMSDAY. Jon Harris, editor of the first DESCENT as well as SNATCH, LAYER CAKE, and THE LONG WAY ROUND, makes his directorial debut here. You can see the trailer via the embed below...

...or check out a higer rezzier version OVER AT IGN. Can't believe I made it through this article without making any jokes about 'going down'...

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  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST


    by classyfredblassy


  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Duplicate post? Not cool dude.

    by V'Shael

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST


    by classyfredblassy

    OK lets talk about the movie. There is no need for a sequel to the Descent, one of the most awesome horror movies of the past 20 years. This will end up being unessisarry garbage like the Ring 2.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    The Cave...

    by reelfan

    I don't know...kinda like The Cave a bit more...but do we really need another one? Maybe straight to video...

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    or Halloween 2

    by Snikkar124

    sequels= nr 2

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    The Cave was terrible compared to the Descent

    by classyfredblassy

    That's like saying you like Orca more than Jaws. Come on now.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Cheesy voiceover man!

    by YeahBigJimmy

    Comin at ya!

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST

    oh...spoiler warning i guess...

    by Bouncy X

    how does Juno return? last we see her, she's being left for dead and injured badly. i guess they'll just find an excuse but yeah. then there's the whole "spooky vision" of her at the end. if she didnt die then why a vision? because that sure as hell wasn't the real her. unless she managed to not only escape the cave, not only sneak into the car without being seen but even chase after and catch up with the car. since that woman drove away a few miles before stopping and breaking down. and sicne the UK ending shows that all to be in her head, which ending is the sequel following?

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST

    well that trailer was unremarkable

    by ufoclub1977

    same old formula with the ending suspense/shock stinger... and the Aliens type music from 1986. How sad! But I liked the original movie, maybe this one will be cool.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Why do people praise the first one?

    by Sailor Rip

    It was ok, i guess.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Looks exactly like the first one.

    by AlienDragQueen

    which I guess isn't a bad thing, but I hope they expand on the story a bit.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Has anyone seen this yet?

    by ForkTongue

    I really liked the original Descent. I was much more scared of the claustorphobic aspect of it than those albino cave dwellers. I know there are issues with that lame American ending, but overall it's a very good film. <p> With Neil Marshall taking on the executive producer role and giving up the director chair, can this work? Oh well I'll catch it on DVD anyway. <p> Just wanted to see if anyone had read a script or seen an advance preview at all.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    is Juno alive??

    by splaax

    cant wait to see sarah and her in the final battle!

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Is this DTV or is it set to hit theaters?

    by SoylentMean

    Anybody know?

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST

    I haven't seen the first one. I will resolve that today

    by YackBacker

    Not a big fan of spelunking horror, but eh, why the heck not?

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    so what exactly is the point of the sequel?

    by just pillow talk

    Answer: none.<p>Maybe this is all a nightmare in her head, and doesn't really happen.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Same ole, same ole?

    by Beezbo

    Love the 1st, but I'm skeptical that this sequel will add anything of value - it just looks so damn similar!

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Terrible trailer, didn't show anything the first one...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...didn't do 10X better...and it seems too much work to figure out a reason for more spelunkers to be down in that cave. Love the first and I think they took the original about as far as the idea could go.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Oh, I thought...

    by Arioch55

    ...and article about the Descent would be focused on Ted Kennedy's descent into Hell for killing that young girl. My bad...

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Sucks that an editor of that caliber

    by beastie

    has to make his directorial debut in such a pointless sequel. Here's to hoping his next film is something much more valid.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Make Jeff Long's Descent already...

    by Lord John Whorfin

    it'd blow these movies out of the water. Cave?

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST


    by Barry_Hercules

    The original descent was a raw all-female horror flick with an harsh but grippning ending. Unfortunately the soft American market had a happy 'we-did-it !' ending, which is the only reason Descent 2 exists. All those that cant appreciate the first most likely love SAW 8, Hostel 4, Final Dest 4-D, yawn, yawn, yawn.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Lord John Whorfin, I agree, but the budget would be huge

    by SoylentMean

    It would be nice to see a well done, big budget HBO series made from both The Descent and Deeper (over a span of say, four seasons with two seasons devoted to each book). <P> I really do wish AICN had some forum for genre books that aren't comics or (shudder) manga.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    This Looks Awful!!!

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Just Terrible

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST

    FUCK THIS FILM. They all died, for smeg's sake.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    Really. I hate constant negativity around here too but in this case it's deserved - this really is just a cynical cash-in sequel that is completely unnecessary. I mean for fucks sake, Juno was left as hobbled caveman kibble and the blonde bint was quietly going nuts as cannibals closed in at the finale - and yes, I've also seen the ridiculous tacked on- Americanised ending. But still, COME ON!

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    How can girls who died in the first one be in the second one?

    by jawsfan

    I am, of course, living in the universe of the original Director's cut/European cut of the first one. You know -- the one where they all died.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    how fucking old?

    by thinboyslim.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    how fucking old

    by thinboyslim.

    seriously this was posted back in Feb, here That's all this site is good for now, stuff everyones seen 6 months ago and parody videos.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    What of Juno's baby...?

    by kravmaguffin

    Oops wrong Juno. Me no likey unnecessary sequel! ijs

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    It even pains me to watch this trailer

    by AsimovLives

    This movie is the result of an incredible and dumb fuck up created by the studio who distributed The Descent in USA, and decided to do a dumb down job on the movie (and an insult on the inteligence of the american audiences) by delivering a ending that is not the movie's real ending. And now this Descent 2 movie exists. Fuck if i'm going to watch that shit. I respect The Descent too much to be any part on perpectuating the fucking fucjed up bullshit that made the american studoi recut and eliminated the movie's true ending and dumb it down in the process. Fuck that shit. Fuck off!

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Needless sequel

    by Sin86a

    SPOILER... The characters are all in due to flashbacks. The authorities drag Sarah back into the caves where we retrace the orignal's steps. So as they dothis you will see the bodies of every character who died in the original. Eventually they get split up and cue the crawlers. Somehow Juno survived and shows up later. I'm not sure what changed from what I read but it didn't seem too promising. I like the original ending and don't see the need for this.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    exageration of the US ending.

    by Bouncy X

    its funny to see people bitch and moan as if its a completely different ending or something. the only difference is that the US version ends after the "Juno Vision". its far from the happy perfect ending some are claiming. sure she survived but she's still alone, her friends are all dead, there's no happy there. and the UK ending never shows her dying, sure she looks fucked but if Micheal Meyers can return from an obvious decapitation with a lame excuse then surely they can too.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Part 2

    by Mr.FTW

    The fact that it is called The Descent: Part 2 is awesome.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Even with the UK ending, a sequel makes sense.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Just go back and start at the final shot of the UK version - all Sarah has to do is unsheath her plasma swords and say, "I'LL TAKE YOU ALL ON!".<P>It's as easy as that.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    glad they didn't keep The De2cent

    by Bouncy X

    people would think its a movie about pennies.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST

    I liked THE DESCENT but I didn't "love" it.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    While it's one of the better and more effective horror films of the past decade, there is far too much silliness between the girls which keeps it from achieving true greatness.<P>That being said, I absolutely love the chick that Juno stabbed through the neck. Whoever she is, she needs to be in more stuff. Naked.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST


    by uberman

    The DESCENT started off great, had tension, atmosphere, barely glimpsed mutants, good pacing, and turned into the HILLS HAVE EYES III. Personally, based upon Marshalls body of work, I believe the 1st 1/2 was directed by somebody else and then Marshall came in to give it that special 'Marshall' touch. After Descent, he gave us what has to be one of the Worst. Movies. Ever. Made. Excuse me while I run to the bathroom and vomit.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    I saw it...

    by Flames gotta Eat

    you can find my test screening review in the archives. It's awful and pointless but most of all a COMPLETE REHASH of the first one. Don't even bother, rent it if you must. I love the original and this one just pissed me off. They don't explain Juno's survival and yes, blondie is still alive because they pick up from the American ending in this one, I dont know how they'll explain this to the Brits!

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST



  • Aug. 28, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    They all died at the end...or did they

    by Prawnee

    Seen it, it's shit

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST


    by just pillow talk

    Agreed on hey-I'm-your-friend-no-need-to-stab-me-in-the-neck chick.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    by Frecklesgirl

    I loved the first one!, dont see the NEED for another..but hey, it could turn out good.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Neil Marshall write & directed

    by jambone

    Merrick- Where the fuck did you go to school?

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 12:57 p.m. CST

    The creatures in DESCENT were what I AM LEGEND should've been

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    The creatures in DESCENT were awesome, the interplay between the women sucked.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST


    by Rhuragh

    Regarding the dumbing-down of the American ending of Descent 1: "No one in this world, so far as I know — and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me — has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people." --H. L. Mencken

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 1:33 p.m. CST

    I thought we were gonna get a proper rescue team.

    by JuanSanchez

    How could they convince Sarah to go back down there with just another bunch of chicks?

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Contrived sequel!

    by interneti


  • Aug. 28, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Can the creatures sense the heat . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . of a torch that's inches from their body in this one?

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST


    by Frecklesgirl

    Not sure its a great idea, loved the first one, but it was perfect, no need for a sequel. Im on yahoo IM SEXYSHORTMOM

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    50 Cent should star in the 49th sequel

    by estacado1

    just sayin

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    The first one was fucking great


    This sequel will fail in every way to live up that greatness. The only horror sequel that ever managed it was the one for Alien by that guy who is now making that Smurfs movie.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST


    by la_sith

    PASS!!! She was super-fucking hot in the original.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    Descent 2 should have been about Sarah dominanting...

    by andrew coleman

    Those Bat men right after the first one. I thought with the original ending of the first one that it was perfect. She in a sense was turning into one of those things. So I guess she escaped and then returns? Why? Is it a rescue mission because if so that is fucking pointless and if it is a rescue mission why don't you bring shot guns and rifles with you? Sorry that trailer really left me thinking it is just some rehash of the first instead of really adding on to the story.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST


    by ur-vile

    I liked the first one, but... meh

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Check the credits, la_sith

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Lord John Whorfin

    by ForkTongue

    Totally agree with you. That opening chapter in Jeff Long's Descent scared the bejesus out of me.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Way too much for me.


    In all seriousness, I don't think I can handle this movie. It just looks way too freakin' creepy. Horror movies are supposed to be FUN. If you end up losing sleep or feeling anxiety after seeing one, then it's just not worth it. Sorry, but I'm going to pass.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    No sequel necessary

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    Here's a great example of why the Descent worked so well. I bought the Blu-ray and watched it one night with my wife who avoids horror movies like the fucking plague. <br> <br> For the first half of the movie, it was an incredibly suspenseful, atmospheric, and freaky movie about spelunking and the movie did so well at selling that, that my wife completely let her guard down. Needless to say, the first appearance of the bat-men scared the living shit out of her. BUT!!!! by then she was well invested in the characters plight that she couldn't turn away. <br> <br> Now the sequel will have none of that. It will be wall to wall bat boys and blood and gore and will suck. How do I know that? Cuz I'm a horror junkie and I've seen this sequel a million times. Yes, it will be the equivalent of Aliens to Alien. Unfortunately, James Fucking Cameron will not be directing. Pass.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    It's Aliens, but no marines - just more chicks.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    The Descent II : It's Descentier!

    by skimn

    There is really no use for this at all, unless Neil Marshall lost money on Doomsday.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    was the first 'The Decent' even really scary?...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    I was gonna watch it but I might've had laundry to do or something. I remember the bullshit tagline along the lines of "The scariest film since 'The Exorcist'." When they market films like that, I think it really undermines it.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST



    Yes. Yes it was. Sleep-with-the-lights-on-afterwards scary.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Damn the hype for The Descent was into overdrive

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    No movie is really scary if you're an adult.

    by JuanSanchez

    But The Descent was at least tense and had some atmosphere.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST

    AKA "A Series of Well-Lit Jump Scares With Unscary Monsters"

    by kevred

    At least that's what this trailer says to me. If it's not the case, someone better redo that trailer.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST


    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    I was thinking the same exact thing hah. I just didn't wanna come out and sound like a dick.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    THE DESCENT is the best horror movie of the decade

    by palimpsest

    as long as a) you saw it in the cinema and b) that cinema was in the UK. No reason for this side-quel to exist (as they all die in the original) tho I mean Harris no harm. Hopefully it'll do a little business and lead to better work. Meanwhile, Neil Marshall's CENTURION will be invading our territories in 2010...

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST



    Perfectly said .... The original is best pure horror film of the last 10 years. The horror was not only about the creatures but also human in nature. An incredible movie that will be diluted by yet another needless sequel

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 8 p.m. CST

    THE DESCENT - there's been nothing like it for years

    by palimpsest

    It's not jokey, it doesn't play with movie in-jokes, it's cast well, it delivers at least (if not more) as much in tension and scares as in gore, there are six well-worked characters who are psychologically plausible plus the ending (at least the UK version) is both horrifying and akes sense in terms of the character. It' s a fine film. The external menace of the creatures is almost a side-issue to the tensions already at work. A modern classic.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    It also used claustrophobia to great effect.

    by JuanSanchez

    The bit where Sarah gets stuck is one of the more disturbing parts of the film.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    why even bring back any original characters?

    by nostairway

    Just bring a new group of people, maybe a search group looking for the original cast,and take it from there. Nobody's going to see it for the cast anyway.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    The hype for the original. OMG You giys were creaming

    by lockesbrokenleg

    for it. It was the next Star Wars.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Juno is alive? What the blog...?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Then again, I thought 28 Weeks Later would suck, and it turned out to be surprisingly awesome. This will probably be a sad cash-in, though. They could have avoided the pissed-off Brits who got the "Sarah dies" ending by just having a completely NEW team of spelunkers trying to find out what happened to their missing friends.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Sounds stupid - why isn't a SWAT team going in

    by GreatOne3

    Group of girls goes cave exploring, only two make it out. Both claim to have been attacked by humanoid cannibalitstic cave dwellers. And they don't go back with a heavily armed SWAT team?!?!? Sounds logical to me. <p>That's part of the huge problem I have with Hollywood - idiot producers have a concept and want to stick with it, logic be damned (see: giant spider in Wild West). They liked the first movie so much, they figured they could rape the concept one more time for big bucks. That part about no one in their right mind going down there without fully automatic weapons, and, say, at least 20 people? Maybe no one will notice.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Probably going to be terrible

    by interneti

    Sad to say.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:52 p.m. CST

    As to the UK ending

    by JuanSanchez

    I haven't seen it, but from what I've read we never actually see Sarah die. There could even be some explanation in the new movie. I know there is for Juno.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    And I think it would have been fine in the US

    by JuanSanchez

    I mean - the US ending wasn't exactly a happy one. You didn't see that and think Sarah was gonna be okay. I do understand some ending changes - 28 Days Later's original ending, for instance, was probably too dark. Did the UK get that ending or the ending we got?

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Well, I want to see it!!!

    by Dilutral

    I just finished seeing the movie on DVD, loved it and to my surprise the trailer for part 2 is online!!! Looks like they think Sara is crazy and they take her down so she can lead them to her friends, Sara might think the Crawlers were a delision of her and reluctantly goes down... Awesomeness ensues. Imagen that at the end of the movie there are no Crawlers, it was all Sarahs doing!!!

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Looks lame...

    by MaxTheSilent

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Looks lame...

    by MaxTheSilent

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Descent 1 was one of the worst movies I've seen.

    by bbbbeeeennnn

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 12:47 a.m. CST

    should be rednecks in the cave

    by GhostDad

    and some classic rock thrown in. That'd make the audiences flock to this.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 1:15 a.m. CST

    The original was great and got incredible reaction

    by reflecto

    at my theater. The scene where Juno took on the crawler hand to hand was electric and people applauded. This does not look so good, however.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST


    by MidnightMeatTrain

    My original theory was that it actually was Sarah who kills them all. But Mr. Marshall debunked that.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 3:45 a.m. CST



    Watch more movies.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 3:56 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Then it's too bad that Christopher Nolan, Stanley Kubrick and David Cronenberg were never inspired by H. L. Mencken's words, hem? Thank goodness some filmmakers still respect the audiences. and guess what, from what i'm concerned, those are the ones who will get my money, though the theater ticket and the special edition DVD. Quality pays in the long run, says i. And this is why DVDs of good movies made 20 years ago are still sold, while the bad movies are in the bargin bin, if lucky.<br><br>Fuck shit movies, quality rules. The Descent is quality. The Descent 2 hardly seems the case. And fuck all those who though that changing and dumbing down the ending of The Descent for the american market (thus insultingtheir own countrymen's intelligence) was a good idea. And shame on those who can't really see the reason why the american ending of The Descent is a vast major difference to the original ending and why it makes the movie so much worst. And they call themselves movie geeks? Fuck no!

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 4 a.m. CST

    I pity the fools who think The Descent is not a good movie

    by AsimovLives

    And i can't even begin to understand how some people can't understand that Sarah also died inthe original. I mean, really? You need to actually watch her die to think she did died? What the fuck? What is this bullshit for some people where everything has to be presented literally? What causes this brain numbness? Florization of the water? Were brainwashed by abducting aliens? They are not human? What the fuck, dudes! Maybe you should watch less movies made by Michael Bay and Jar Jar Abrams, just a though.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 4:23 a.m. CST

    The Descent was always supposed to be a monster movie

    by AsimovLives

    Some people claim disapointment toward The Descent because they think the monsters cheappens the movie. Thing is, the movie was always supposed to be a monster movie. Always. It was designed that way from day one. The monsters were not a last minute addition, the monsters were the first thing they realised when they were in pre-production.<br><br>If anything, The Descent is not a horror thriller that got dumbed down with monsters, but a pumped up monster movie with good drama.<br><br>And i have no shortage of thanks for Neil Marshall for the way the characters are depicted in the movie and for the actress he chose. While they are all easy on the eye, they are still very believable looking girls, they look like normal human beings, instead of Gap commercial models which populates the vast majority of the horror movies made today, specially made in USA. Pretty girls who actually look like women you could meet at your locla pub, that's the true winning combination for The Descent sucess and why it's a good movie head and shoulders above the vast majority of the horror made today. And again, i pity the fools who can't understand why The Descent is truly a very good movie. They can have those Platinium Dunes bullshit movies, it's their loss.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Rob Zombie strikes again!!!

    by rock_n_roll_jesus

    This looks like a pointless re-hash. Rob Zombie must be behind this too!!! Rob Zombie!!! grrrrr!!! ummmm... sorry I'm still hyped up from the Blob news...

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Asimov - go blow Marshall already and shut the fuck up!!!!

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 6:45 a.m. CST


    by Frecklesgirl

    Chills, and atmosphere are what scares people, not monsters. Its what you IMAGINE that is scary, what you dont show. SEXYSHORTMOM on yahoo

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    WWhat's the matter, you don't like a gfood and honest filmmaker like Neil Marshall? Of cours,e you can always have Michael Bay and Jar Jar Binks, i mean Jar Jar Abrams for you to sell your ass cheaply to them. I rather have the talented one, thank you very much.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST

    I really dig Neil Marshall

    by AsimovLives

    Even his "weak" movie, Doomsday, is a pretty entertaining and conceptually smart movie. If that is a weak movie, then i take that weak movie over any other directors "better" movies, like that incompetent idiot Michael Bay. Neil Marshall is the real deal.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST

    It's The SAME F**king Story Over Again!

    by Graphix67

    PART 1: Group of people are terrorized by blood-thirsty mutants in deep cave. PART 2: Group of people are terrorized by blood-thirsty mutants in deep cave.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    The Descent Part II: Still Descending

    by I am_NOTREAL

    I wonder what machinations of plot will be required to create another group of women (although I thought I saw a male character in there somewhere too - a twist!) spelunkers in the exact same caves...doesn't look promising, although the original was pretty good if a bit tedious towards the end.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Should have been called ASCENT

    by vinvicious

    After seeing the ending to the first Descent, I was hoping they'd call a second one Ascent.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Urmmm people its not about good or bad

    by spike fan

    This film could be Godfather part 2 in terms of quality or Scooby doo 2 it doesnt matter to the suits. All they care about is that dumb fools are going to pay to see it. Now yes it looks crap but we all know people (UNFORTUNATELY) are going to see it. So dont be to suprised if there will be the descent 4 (This times its personal) in the future with inane interview crap from the director about staying true to the franchise

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Seems like an unnecessary sequel.

    by rbatty024

    The first was a well constructed horror film, which is a rarity in this day and age. Let us just leave it be and come up with something new. The only way I would give this a chance is if Neil Marshall was somehow involved, much like 28 Weeks Later.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    I know a guy who goes caving, before

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    bringing his niece caving he said let's watch a movie....oh, that's twisted.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Give it a chance

    by Dilutral

    Yeah, its unnecessary, unplausible and the changed the crawlers design... But they made it. And I'm glad to see Sara and Juno back. I'm hoping the movie is entertaining and fun.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    The Descent Part 2: Descend harder

    by kirttrik

    Tag line "Go deeper"

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Shoulda had some Dog Soldiers dudes

    by pokadoo

    going in, Aliens style. Although, i've not seen it yet, so not gonna judge.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Wasn't this awfulness already reviewed?

    by felwithe

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    looks surprisingly decent

    by ev1ldead

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Suffice to say i'm not going to watch this shit

    by AsimovLives

    I have the first movie, thank you very much. And everybody died in it, that's how it is, in the real version of The Descent. Too bad you americans got a fucked up raped version of this amazing and truly good little horror movie. My heart bleeds for you.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST


    by Rhuragh

    Calm down. I agree with you. :) I hate the stupid cut they did to the film for the American release too. I imagine I'm also probably as big a film snob as anyone else here. My DVD collection numbers around 800 discs, half of which aren't in English, with probably 80% of those bearing the Criterion label. Snobbish enough, I hope.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Christian Bale

    by bbbbeeeennnn

    Why? If this is one of the worst movies I've seen that means I watch mostly good movies and avoid the crap ones. By your logic I should eat slugs on a regular basis to make broccoli taste better.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    I like Neil Marshall. Liked Dog Soldiers and really like The Des

    by JuanSanchez

    I just don't like douchebags like you - Asimov.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 9:03 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    ODORLESS SHIT? Doubt it!

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Dumb little trailer but

    by kafka07

    maybe the movie will be good. I enjoyed the first one. Neil Marshal showed a lot of promise with The Descent. And then he made a shitpile called Doomsday.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 10:10 p.m. CST


    by kafka07

    I bet you have Criterion's Armageddon (relax, kidding).

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Doomsday was shit

    by MacReady452

    Descent was refreshingly offbeat for the genre, but " horror film of the decade.."? Frank Darabont s The Mist was the scariest shit I've seen in the last 10 years. trust.

  • Aug. 30, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Doomsday borrowed too much from the Escape movies

    by JuanSanchez

    and it was too all over the place. It's about a disease and the separation of the infected and uninfected, then it's about this barbaric post-apocalyptic-like society, then it's about the war between them and McDowell's people, then it's about government corruption... Hey, I give Marshall credit for his visuals and his allusions, but it didn't really succeed as a movie. That said, I look forward to his future work.

  • Aug. 30, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST

    I had high hopes

    by MacReady452

    Looked like a female Road Warrior and really badass. The style Marshall brought looked great. It didn't deliver on any level. I loath disappointment above all else.

  • Aug. 30, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    I own Criterion's Armageddon.

    by rock_n_roll_jesus

    No seriously, I do. And the Rock. And my cock bears the Criterion label.

  • Aug. 30, 2009, 3:50 a.m. CST



    Well - by YOUR logic then - if The Descent is one of the worst movies you've ever seen, and you only watch 'good' movies, it's still fantastic. It's simply less good than Citizen Kane, Aliens, It's A Wonderful Life, and whatever other masterpieces you watch.<p>It's lucky you don't watch 95% of Hollywood's yearly output or you might get a rude awakening. If your eyes ever happen to wonder upon a Uwe Boll movie or something like Halloween 2, you'll realise that, whilst you may not have liked The Descent, it's better than most of the other movies being put into the theatre.

  • Aug. 30, 2009, 3:56 a.m. CST



    You can fit everything that you want to say into one post. Amazing, isn't it! And we're all glad that you love Neil Marshall so much but, by repeating your adoration OVER AND OVER again whilst repeatedly saying the same things about Bay and Abrams, well... you're starting to turn into your alter-ego AsimovDouche.<p> Repent!

  • Aug. 30, 2009, 5:16 a.m. CST


    by Rhuragh

    Seriously, what the fuck were they thinking releasing a disc--nay, TWO discs--by Michael Bay?

  • Aug. 30, 2009, 6:08 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    It takes one to know one, hem?

  • Aug. 30, 2009, 6:11 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I make no appologises nor excuses for my opinions, nor i am shy about showing them. It cames with the territory of being a passionate movie geek/lover. As for douchery, suffice to say there's no worst then the fuck-heads who support obvious dumb stupid movies that help facilitate that more of those gets made. That's a douchebag.

  • Aug. 30, 2009, 6:13 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I once listened to the Michael Bay comentary for the Criterion DVD of Armageddon. It was that comentary track that absolutly convinced me what a fucked up person Michael Bay is and a true insight on why he's such the terrible filmmaker he really is. His movies are bad enough, but to listen to such barbarities from the horse's own mouth, that was enlightning.

  • Aug. 30, 2009, 6:21 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I undertood what Neil Marshall wanted to make with Doomsday. And i like the ideas and the attitude he brough to the movie. But for me, what dooms the movie (no pun intended) is that, for the first timein his career, it seems that Marshall lost the strenght of his convictions. for all it's insanity on display, Doomsday feels like it plays safe. I never saw Marshall make a movie playing safe. All his movies it looks like he's saying "damn the torpedoes". But in Doomsday, he hesitates and plays safe.<br><br>Most of all, the weakest points of Doomsday is the editing, the over-rushed pacing, and the over-abuse of a needlessly bombastic score. Those things stick out worst then a sore thumb for the movie. The movie suffers.<br>Because, other then that, the movie is full of good stuff. I really like the story (it's simple but it's effective and fun), i love the punk attitude to the movie, i love the way the movie is so honest and open about it's references. I forgive much more such open honesty then when a movie steals from other movies but pretends it doesn't - Michael Bay and Jar Jar Abrams' careers cames to mind.<br><br>I really liked Doomsday, warts and all. But i'm not blind to it's problems either. They frustrate me because had Marshall had more conviction on his own worth, his talent and the movie he was making, this one would had been so much better, the movie it deserved to be. Thankfully, we still have Dog Soldiers and The Descent to fall back to.

  • Aug. 30, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST


    by JDHoggJr

    We need this jus' about much as we need Saw XIV or whatever the hell them dang numbers is at or another grudge movie, cause the last one was such a great masterpiece...

  • Aug. 30, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Commentary track?

    by rock_n_roll_jesus

    There's a commentary track? JK. I'm trying to think of the last time I actually managed to sit through an entire commentary track. They are usually bullshit. Most disappointing commentary track ever? Irving Kershner - Empire strikes back.

  • Aug. 30, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    The best commentaries are the funny ones (like The Goonies)

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Worst are those AGONIZINGLY stuffy and pretentious ones by "film scholars" (usually on the Criterion label) who just point out every phallic image on-screen and read an endless laundry list of factoids and the careers of every actor who appears for more than five seconds of screen time. The only good "film expert" commentaries out there are by Bey Logan for those awesome Dragon Dynasty DVDs, because Logan actually seems to LOVE these films, and never lets more than three seconds go by without speaking. I fucking HATE IT when literally MINUTES of screentime go by and the commentator(s) don't so much as cough or clear their throat.

  • Aug. 30, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST


    by MacReady452

    I agree with your likes of the movie. That, I would think, is what brought people to see it in the first place. Me included. I thought Dog Soldiers and the Descent had a greater feel of desperation to them. There was no feeling to Doomsday and that is why it was so disappointing. I want to feel like i experienced something after I watch a movie. No heart no good. Thats why Troma is so fun. The movies are terrible for the most part but they are all heart.

  • Aug. 30, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    The DVDs that do the cast commentaties are usually

    by lockesbrokenleg

    the best. Or if it's the Director and a cast member. I like the writer's ones, because they always tell you what changed, etc

  • Aug. 30, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    boogie nights commentaryies are solid gold

    by martinlutherkrangjr

    all of them. Most hilarious commentary tracks ever. The anchorman one is pretty funny too.

  • Aug. 30, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    One Crazy Summer is my favorite one

    by lockesbrokenleg

    The director and a few other guys just ramble on how crappy it was to make the movie, lol.

  • Aug. 31, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Ascent? No, not even.

    by ColorsFade

    There should not have been a sequel to The Descent. Once again, Hollywood just can't leave well enough alone.

  • Aug. 31, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Just attended the world premiere

    by jacksparness

    Wow...not good. Why the hell take her back down when she's supposedly mentally unstable?

  • Aug. 31, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Plot Synopsis Per IMDB

    by Sin_Happens

    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 informedsource

  • Sept. 1, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    The Descent 2 - Now with more darkness!

    by Yo_SheBitch

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST

    I was so disappointed

    by Sonny_Williams

    when the first Descent movie had nothing to do with Jeff Long's kick-ass novel. When will it finally hit the screen? Probably about the time that Steve Alten's Meg finally gets the green light.