Monday, May 30, 2011
Halloween 2 (2009)
The directing, let see....like all of Zombie's films, the directing is all over the place and I can't seem to catch what's going on. The deaths are much bloodier, gorier, and more brutal. I actually winced at certain scenes even though at some point it was hard to see what's going on. Which is another thing, I hate it in horror movies when it's all pitch dark where you can't see anything. I don't know if it's the directing or the crew probably didn't feel like using any lights, but this shit is really getting old. In order for us to enjoy a movie, WE HAVE TO SEE WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!
The acting is far much more better than it's preceeder. Scout-Taylor Compton really surprised me. This a much more different Laurie. She is a broken shell of a girl, trying to deal with the demons of her past. She's not the annoying, little twit I come to hate. She's becoming more of an interesting character arc even though some of you might still hate her, but it was Scout-Taylor's strong performance that carried her character through. Of course, I would say that Danielle Harris is a really good actress even though she had a few lines here and there but the scene where Laurie and Annie have an intense moment together really broke the mold for her. I actually cared that she died. Her death scene was raw, violent, and emotional. It's by far the most intense peice of the film. Overall, it was a total tearjerker.
Not much to say about Doctor Loomis other than being a real dick as usual. Not really as prominent as he was in the first film. As for the rest of the characters, they are just you're typical run-in-the-mill victims. Yes, Laurie has new friends but that dosen't make them signifigant characters. I don't even know their names.
The story is a lot more interesting. Compared to the original Halloween 2, this is far much more better. I know some of you would agree with me but this has a lot more plot in it. In the 1981 sequel, it took place at a hospital with Micheal killing the whole staff. This kind of concept was done to death during that decade. But the opening scene gives a nod to that which is cool.
So this is pretty much a typical Rob Zombie film, although I'm not a big fan of his movies at all, This does seem to be an improvement from the first film.
My last word is, it's watchable but pretty forgettable. So like I said, Watch it once then forget it.