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Halloween was a pretty good movie… And then it made a bunch of crappy sequels. I could talk about how I hate all of them equally, but I want to focus on the one that was an immediate sequel to the first one, the second movie in the franchise. So, how could what was said to be one of the greatest slasher movies of all time manage to get worse and worse with time… Well, why don’t we look into it and find out?
First off, I would like to point out one thing. The director of the first movie was John Carpenter. However, he was then changed to producer, and Halloween 2 was directed by Rick Rosenthal, who you may know for directing the 1983 classic, Bad Boys. Now, I don’t blame this guy for ruining the franchise. I know we always blame the person in charge instead of the real problem, but let’s refrain from doing that. So, the movie follows what happened after the first movie, completely telling you the ending of the first one. Also, screw you, Halloween 2. I didn’t want the ending of the first movie to be told to me. The ambiguity of the ending made it much better, and this one just threw it out the window. So, already, they ruined one of the better parts of the first movie, and we aren’t even done with the plot synopsis of this review. So, now that Laurie is in the hospital, Myers is hunting her down in said hospital, while Myer’s doctor, Sam Loomis, tries to find and stop him before he kills again… He kills a lot of people before the movie is done.
Throughout the movie, you get these scenes of “Michael killing in the hospital”, and “Loomis searching for Michael everywhere BUT the hospital”. Sure, whenever Michael is on the scene, it looks pretty cool, and I do gotta admit, it does have some suspenseful scenes. Until you realise that there is a whole lot of NOTHING happening. Usually, whenever you have nothing happening in a horror movie, you should always make sure that there is some sort of suspense along with it. Here, in Halloween 2, there is no suspense. You already know the fate of every single character Myers goes after, so there really is no suspense. And don’t say that nothing happening can’t be scary. Don’t Breathe, a movie I’ll get to later on October Movie Marathon, had lots of nothing happening, but because of how the actors portrayed their emotions, how the villain was very quiet and knew where he was going, and how anything could happen at any moment managed to make nothing happening look amazing. Here, it’s just boring. It’s really REALLY boring.
And… that’s it. That is all that I have got. There really is nothing more about this movie. All this movie is is Myers tries to catch Laurie and always fails, and Loomis looks around for Myers and always fails. There is nothing going on. Sure, I could comment on the bland characters, boring script, and how Myers is able to take six shots to the chest, despite being a human, but honestly, that would require putting a little more effort into this review. And if the movie couldn’t be fucked to put any effort into itself, than why should I be bothered. And you may say, “But don’t you like Friday the 13th and doesn’t it have those problems”? Yes, but I like it because some of the things are so cheesy, it makes me laugh. Here, it’s just a whole lot of nothing. Take care.
Up next on October Movie Marathon: The best modern horror film… in my opinion.