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.