--Reviewed by Lindy Loo
Plotline: Initially I was intrigued because this sequel actually is the chronological extension of the first Halloween (which I'd never realized)--the movie begins with the end of the previous movie and continues on from there, with Laurie Strode being taken to the hospital and the continuing search for Mike Myers who, despite being shot half a dozen times, has vanished and is on the loose.
Scariness factor: Gah. I jumped once, but nothing worth writing home about. See the first one if you're looking for some scariness.
Originality: It's a sequel--are they EVER original? No. All this is is a rip-off of the first one--no real plotline other than Mike Myers killing some more in new and gruesome ways.
Other Complaints: So I sit through an hour and a half of this lame-ass sequel, head-bobbing in slight dozes once or twice because I was sleepy but willing myself, FORCING myself to get through it. Then I get to the huge climactic scene--Mike Myers, Dr. Loomis, and Laurie trapped together in a room, Mike Myers half-blinded. And the dvd glitches, skipping to the final scene of Laurie being driven away in a cop car. I freak of course as I've wasted what I consider to be a fairly valuable 90 minutes of my time trudging through this lame sequel. I hit rewind. Again, it skips to the final chapter. End result--I only loosely know what happens to Mike Myers in the end. I caught a slight glimpse of him possibly catching fire (or the room being exploded by gases being lit on fire) while rewinding the dvd, but I have no clue as to whether he supposedly dies FOR REAL at the end of this one and what happens to Dr. Loomis. Feel free to fill me in so that I don't lose sleep over this. *Snork*
Other High Points: Boobs. That was the only real highpoint of this movie. Some nice boobage. Other than that, it was just a lame sequel.
Overall: Rent the first one. If you've seen it before, rerent it because it'd still be scarier than the sequel and a lot more original.
Labels: D movies