Halloween II (2009)
The movie continues after the events in the first Halloween reboot by Rob Zombie.
Laurie Strode put a bullet in Michael Myers’ head and is found wandering the streets in complete shock by sheriff Brackett who gets her and the remaining survivors (including Dr. Loomis and Brackett’s daughter Annie) to the hospital. Michael is sent to the coroner’s office but never arrives…
Two years later (this is the director’s cut, the theatrical version places the events one year later) Michael is still alive and kicking and finds the ghost of his mother leading him back for a bloody family reunion.
Sound and Vision:
The image is dark and gloomy with plenty of grainy sequences and lack of detail in most scenes. However, just about all of this is as Rob Zombie intended it to be. Compression errors are absent so although we definitely can’t say this is a goodlooking Blu-ray, it’s as the director intended it to be.
The soundtrack is alive and kicking with good use of the surround speakers and subwoofer to put you in the middle of the action. Placement of the sound as well as environment sounds are well done and we can conclude by saying that the sound is as good as the image is bad.
Before you continue, I must warn that there’s a spoiler regarding the movie’s ending so if you don’t want to read that, I’ll already tell you that this movie is crap that you can easily stay away from.
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Rob Zombie did a reboot of the Halloween series some time ago and decided to pour just about everything from the original films into one, excluding Jamie Lee Curtis. Although Halloween was pretty bad (and a totally unnecessary reboot), Zombie must have thought it could be worse and wanted to prove he was right. And he was.
This sequel has a total lack of tension and suspense and the overall acting is pretty bad as well. The characters are all but likeable so you can start to wonder why you would care to see them killed. In fact, you can even wonder what Dr. Loomis is doing in this film even as throughout the two hours of Michael killing people, he pops up now and then to bloat about his upcoming book but if it weren’t him mentioning Michael’s name you could even think Zombie included footage from another movie.
The good thing about all of this is that towards the end Zombie decided he’s had enough of it all and has Michael take off his mask and get shot to pieces. But wait! Zombie is writing a THIRD movie already!? So what’s the point of that with all the characters being dead already?