First and foremost I am going to put this out there; I do not care for Rob Zombie. I never really cared for his music, not to say it is bad it just doesn’t do anything for me. So when I first heard he was going into the realm of cinema I wasn’t too excited about it. I totally detested “House of a 1000 Corpses”, awful. My friend suggested to me to watch his version of “Halloween” claiming that it was actually pretty good. Being a fan of the old school “Halloween” flicks I figure I would give it a shot. I must confess that I enjoyed aspects of “Zombie’s Halloween” (mainly Malcolm McDowell version of Dr. Sam Loomis)but overall didn’t care for it. I figured I might as well watch the sequel, what a mistake…..
I will take back my original thoughts about Zombie’s 2007 version of “Halloween”; I appreciate it much more after I watch this schlock of a sequel. In stead of providing text why this movie was awful I am going to note some key points.
Don’t know why Michael Myers was so pro-mask in the first film and in this sequel he would take it off quite a bit.
Michael Myers looked like The Undertaker (the wrestler).
Michael Myers eats a dog.
I never thought I would get sick of seeing a white horse and a lady dressed in white. The lady in white is Michael's mom; the role is played poorly by Zombie's wife. I don't know who the horse is.
Why waste 20 plus minutes on a no reason hospital dream?
The character development of Dr. Sam Loomis wasn't believable as a money/media whore, given what had transpired in the previous film. Then the last minute "change of heart"?
If a dollar could be given to repay the “government bailout” every time Laurie Strode cried, this country would be out of a recession.
Speaking of Laurie Strode, Scout Taylor-Compton acting was so horrible. Was she supposed to be a whiny Emo girl? I lost count how many times she used the F word and stated her life "sucked".
Rob Zombie loves using the F word.
The acting in this movie was truly poor.
The over the top blood and guts was basically torture porn. It is like Zombie is trying so hard to be “dark” and “disturbing” and it comes off comical. For instance, Michael Myers was going out of his way to kill people. Some of these moments I was laughing so hard it hurt.
Every character was unlikeable; I truly didn’t care what happened to anyone. I am still questioning myself why I didn’t turn the movie off.
Just a few more...
The entire supernatural/psyche aspect of Myers and Strode’s relationship was totally out of left field.
Does Margot Kidder know Rob Zombie? Her two small scenes seemed really out of place.
Did I mention the white horse and the lady dressed in white? Oh and Michael Myers eats a dog.
This movie didn’t receive the praise as its predecessor and I can see why. This movie at the end of the day was unnecessary; everything was really tied up in the first film. This movie was nothing more that a pot boiler. Recommended for a deflating your IQ or hard core Rob Zombie fan.
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