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Posted October 1, 2010
The Return of Michael Myers, Zombie Style
After the mediocre first chapter, here comes part 2...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Though this pic is a little more ambitious than the 2007's HALLOWEEN, it is still only an ok time filler for those looking for some over the top violence.
The cast, which is basically back for more from the 2007 pic does pretty well... The stand out's are Danielle Harris and a brief but great cameo by Margot Kidder. Brad Dourif and Malcolm McDowell provide good support.
Tyler Mane makes a HUGE, and very brutal Michael Myers. As with Part One, the weakest performance belongs to the new Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor-Compton). Though better in this pic, she pales alongside the rest of the veteran cast, especially Danielle Harris (who plays Annie).
Some of the visuals are quite arresting, others, downright scary (like the house Annie and Laurie live in... JEEZ, what a wreck). The violence, like Part One, is way over the top. And, of course, why does this new Michael Myers have to DESTROY his victims? Enough already, they died after the first 90 mile per hour stab of your 12 foot butcher knife... did you really have to stab them 75 more times?
As stated before, the plot is a little more ambitious this time around. In fact, those fans of David Lynch will be amused at some of the "dream" like sequences in the pic... Also, it has some uncanny shots that were in the original HALLOWEEN 2... impressive.
Still only 3 stars, but a decent enough time filler. But, be warned, the violence is BRUTAL and the language is just as bad...