Enter a terrifying new dimension in communication with the dead: The Near-Death Experience. — What would you do if you could tell who was about to die? Would you try to save innocent lives? After barely escaping a near-deat... more »h experience, Abe Dale (Nathan Fillion, Serenity) discovers that he has been granted a mysterious ability. But using this dark gift means interfering with the natural order of life and death, a choice that comes with a heavy price. Also starring Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), White Noise 2 explores an unthinkable and evil dimension in communication with the dead.« less
Started out real strong and was spooky but slowed alot but had a pretty interesting ending.
Talie | 01/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There has been a great deal of negative press surrounding "White Noise 2", a lot of it unjustly based on opinions of its predecessor "White Noise".
"White Noise 2" (Also known as "White Noise The Light") however, stands alone with little connection to the first movie "White Noise".
Nathan Fillion leads the cast as Abe Dale and accomplishes something rarely seen in a move of this genre, a connection with the characters. You're instantly drawn into Abe's world, and when he suffers a tragic and seemingly pointless loss, you can't help but feel for him. We see a more vulnerable character from Nathan Fillion than we have seen before and he expresses Abe's loss in such a way that is truly believable.
Katee Sackhoff, as Sherry, brings a degree of warmth and joy to what could otherwise be a somewhat dark experience and the dynamic between Nathan and Katee works exceptionally well.
Anyone who is a fan of either Nathan Fillion or Katee Sackhoff is sure to be as impressed with this film as I have been.
Props to Patrick Lussier who brings out the best in a sequel to a movie that was considered by many to be a disappointing experience."
[3.5] A sequel that stands on its own.
Steven Hedge | Somewhere "East of Eden" | 01/28/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If terrifying images of potential deaths flashed in front of you, would you attempt to alter the natural order of events?
If this premise sounds familiar, it is because it's been done to death by Hollywood, but this film does cover this territory very well. It's a combination of Final Destination and the original White Noise. While not as violent as FD or as clever and jolting as WN1, this film is good and stands on its own two legs rather than just being a sequel that repeats its predecessor or a sequel that literally continues the story. This is a sequel in name only; it does rely on ideas that come from that WN1, but it goes off in its own direction. I guess the "2" to a popular film is liable to get it more noticed, although I think it could have been titled something else.
In any event, after a near-death experience in which a man loses his family he is plagued by horrifying images of potential deaths that he discovers he can prevent if he acts soon enough. The acting is surprisingly good for a small film and the effects can be quite jarring at times. I thought the plot was clever and the direction was competent and appropriately paced.
This is a good chiller for a rainy afternoon and okay for the whole family (if they are into thrillers)."
Rhiannon Salvaje | Colorado | 12/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't usually write reviews, but I couldn't let this movie stand with only one review saying it was horrible. I enjoyed the first movie, but I can completely understand why some people didn't. A lot of the fear that the audience was supposed to feel is only accessible to those who had ever dealt with EVP. But, I digress. White Noise 2, was wonderful. The trailer had me hooked and the movie did not disappoint. I will admit that the fact Nathan Fillion was in the movie was a major boon, and as can be expected, he did a wonderful job. He is fun to watch and easy to sympathize with.
All in all, I recommend this movie."
Mad Collector | Las Vegas, NV | 01/15/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Considering the flood of direct-to-DVD horror movie sequels, this one floats to the top. The original theatrical film with Michael Keaton left something to be desired, however, this new flick gives the titular paranormal theme a boost. You just have to keep your EVP's and NDE's in order as you make sense of the plot and all the religious subtext. My guess-- this could have been an unrelated stand-alone screenplay that was adapted to fit the "White Noise" genre. Katee Sackhoff does a great turn as the love interest, and fans will remember her from her initial foray into horror from Halloween - Resurrection. In all, this could spawn a third sequel if the present filmmakers sign on for another go round. Since it seems horror fans will devour anything that has competent and creative effort behind it (even if it doesn't hit the theaters), we may be seeing more films like this hit the shelves and not the cineplexes."
Better than you may think, but could have been more
Dave. K | Staten Island, Ny | 01/14/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person who actually liked the original White Noise. While far from a great movie I thought it was enjoyable even if forgettable. Going into White Noise 2 my expectations were quite low. Even though I did enjoy the original I didn't really have high hopes, but like the original being a decent surprise so was the sequel. By no means is this a great movie and like the previous at the end of the day it is forgettable, but overall I thought White Noise was a decent surprise. White Noise 2 is a stand-alone sequel; there is no connection between the 2 movies, this is just a sequel by name only.
White Noise 2 does continue the EVP concept, but now adds near death experience to the mix. I thought White Noise 2 had a pretty decent idea and some elements work and others seem to lack. Writer Matt Venne actually writes a pretty decent script. I sort of see this movie as a White Noise meets The Dead Zone. Instead of a man with psychic visions the lead character sees a white light and that's how he knows who is in danger. Matt Venne doesn't really bring us anything exactly new to this genre, but he does write a script that does have some creative moments. This movie is a little smarter than most people would think. White Noise 2 is very much a character driven movie rather than action and Venne does a good job.
Director Patrick Lussier does a good job at brining everything to life. There are moments where the pacing might be a little on the slow side, but he always manages to keep things from getting too slow. Though there are moments where the pacing was a little too slow. There is little to no scares. If you've seen enough horror movies the scares are quite predictable, but there is some decent tension. For the most part Lussier does keep the movie interesting; this isn't an Iconic directing job, but good enough to make an interesting movie.
Like I said White Noise 2 is very character driven and Nathan Fillion is excellent in the lead role as Abe Dale. The makers got very lucky in landing Fillion who is a very talented actor. He really makes this movie a lot better than maybe it should have been. He's in pretty much every scene and he does a great job at carrying the movie. Katee Sackhoff as Sherry Clarke also delivers an excellent performance. She's a very talented actress and manages to light up the screen in every scene she appears in. Her character is a lot of fun and Katee really seems to be enjoying herself and any character who lists Bride of Frankenstein as their favorite movie is my kinda girl.
When all is said and done White Noise 2 isn't a great movie by any means, but does serve as a decent time killer. Odds are if you liked the original you'll probably like this, even if you didn't like the original you might like this since it's not a continuation. White Noise 2 had the potential to be a lot more than it was, but at the end of the day it might be sort of forgettable, but White Noise 2 is actually a fairly good movie."