Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Micheal's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.
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you want my opinion on this, i'll give it to you, by far the worst entry to the franchise so far as it completely travels away from the others and the original second part to this. Directed and written by Rob zombie, and starring Malcolm McDowell, Scout Taylor-Compton and Tyler Mane you would expect it to be a high payed and well shot film. but you thought wrong, despite even having a good story line with weird spirits of Michael s family appearing, the scenes are shot poorly too.
the movie sets out with Michael trying to once again "finish what he started" and tracks down Laurie in a hospital, after his failed reunion, the rampage begins again and deaths are closely followed.
i could ramble on and really go against this but there are much better films for me to review properly and for you to watch and ENJOY!!!
This review may be short as i actually dont have alot of interest for this movie.
Halloween 2 is a direct follow up from Rob Zombie's stylish remake of Halloween, which i didn't exactly think was a scary movie,and the sequel see's michael myers, the films antagonist return BACK to Haddonfield ...again..
Upon first seeing the trailer, i was somehow interested to see the movie despite the ghost of Michaels mother ruining it.
Now seeing the movie, i say that the trailer was amazing and the movie was...well..
The first problem i had with this movie was the first seuqence that took place in the hospital. It was a great chase scene and it was quite brutal. But then it had me thinking...SHOULD THE MOVIE JUST END NOW?
But no. Before Michael kill's Laurie, she wakes up from a dream. Kind of what i wanted to happen after the movie.
A whole lot of shit happens in the middle and then Laurie somehow battles Michael. I wont give away the shit ending.
This movie is just a fail. BUT. It was stylishly done and stuck to a great emo-type movie. It stuck to the tension of the first movie which proves a better sequel, but a bad movie.
I didn't think this film was as bad as everyone has reported.
Sure, there are a few scenes that are poorly shot. The camera is just to shaky and always jumping around for you to really see everything that is going on. Reminded me a lot of Transformers 2 in that way. Also I always liked how Myers was a silent killer who just killed effortlessly. In this film there were many times when he killed that he made a ton of noises while in the act...just seemed off to me.
Other then those points above i did enjoy this movie and Rob Zombie's take on the epic horror icon Micheal Myers. The ending did catch me off guard at first but after i thought about it i really dug it. A totally new vision to work with, though i think that a third installment would definitely be to much. Just end it with H2 and that would be fine to me.
I gave Halloween II 3 outta 5 stars for the points i said before. Otherwise i enjoyed myself and will continue to watch any movie Rob Zombie comes up with. Hopefully T-Rex comes out, that sounds cool.
SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!! BUT YOU CAN WAIT TO RENT IT!!!!!
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Halloween II (18A) * * *
By ROBERT WALDMAN
Get ready for an unabashed bloodfest in Halloween II. Master of Horror Rob Zombie (House of 1000 Corpses) returns to familiar territory in this sensational follow-up to his revising of the cult classic of a few years back. Alliance Films smartly releases this thriller sure to turn more than a few stomachs at Tinseltown (on Pender, free parking), the Oakridge Cinemas, Empire Studio 12, Colossus and Famous Players Silver City cites across B.C.
Taken from the hit Jamie Lee Curtis shocker from the 70s our new version sees Michael Myers up to his old tricks. Brief background shots clue us into this troubled past only now all grown up heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s supposedly in complete custody. Left for dead after the usual mayhem Myers miraculously breaks free to terrorize more innocent people as the killing spree continues.
Relentless best describes MichaelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s knack for getting under your skin. Countless slayings go on for endless periods of time as Zombie really cranks up the violence quotient here. Here the humour is gone and the killing ratcheted up as this one man killing machine takes out scores of victims on route to his sordid end game.
What works well in this film is the eerie atmosphere that resembles a true embodiment of evil. Less successful is the effort to bring MyerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s family back in some trumped up ritual that resembles an angel of death in the form of a beautiful vision. All this dream like nirvana quickly subsides as weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re jolted back to reality as the body count explodes.
Not for the squeamish or faint of heart, Halloween II resembles a simple bloodbath. Cast as the killer and poster boy for evil is Tyler Mane (Troy) who under lots of grotesque make-up fits the part. Women are simple fodder for this disfigured maniac with even the appearance of Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) small consolation for the local townspeople as their residents end up on the chopping block.
Full of blood and carnage, Halloween II will appeal to fans of shock and awe with very liberal slices of gore that seem to go on far too long. If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re idea of seeing someone sliced to bits makes your day then Halloween II is right up your ally.
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