So I'm a big fan of #TheDescent, a 2005 film about a group of female spelunkers who discover mutated creatures in the caves they are exploring. But while that movie was did almost everything right in my opinion, it's sequel does almost everything wrong. Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) somehow emerges from the cave as the soul survivor, but also a prime suspect in the disappearances of her friends. Naturally she has a loss of memory, and naturally the redneck sheriff doesn't buy it, and forces her to re-enter the caves to search for them. Nothing in this movie makes the least bit of sense as the sheriff is so over the top ridiculous that it's almost a parody, there's a creepy old man in the woods who plays a part in the ultra disappointing ending, and Juno (Natalie Mendoza) is even still alive and kicking. In the end, it's all predictable, treading on familiar turf but with none of the intelligence, horror, claustrophobia or characters that you care about that made the original so good. Sarah just comes off like a lunatic and the closure between her and Juno completely undercuts their original storyline, and neither of the ladies get the sendoff they deserve. The action scenes are good enough but it's all a "me too" feel that the film can't escape from. The entire original cast returns to make an appearance in some video footage, a mixture of scenes from the original and newly recorded stuff used to retroactively advance the story (as well as appear as corpses in some cases), which is admittedly pretty interesting. But #TheDescent2 is the worst kind of sequel: it's technically well made but creatively bankrupt, not offensively bad, but no where near the quality of the original. It's just kind of there, but best to be ignored.