#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Michael Myers is still at large and no less dangerous than ever. After a failed reunion to reach his baby sister at their old home, Laurie Strode is immediately taken to a hospital to be treated by the wounds that had been afflicted by her brother a few hours ago. However, Michael isn’t too far off and will continue his murdering ‘Halloween’ rampage until he gets his sister all to himself.
Plot: Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael’s deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois. Meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.
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Personally, I found _Halloween II_ the darkest of any Rob Zombie movie, and certainly more menacing than any other _Halloween_ film to date. It’s full of tortured, nasty, hateful, abhorrent, violent and crude characters, and that’s just the good guys! Mikey is back, in a big way. His look is a little different, but in a realistic “I’m-a-serial-murdering-insane-homeless-giant” kind of a way. And although the bleak, demoralising nature of the film made it painful to watch at times, I would say it was worth it overall. Featuring some strong acting, a surreal but accomplished script, an absolutely amazing soundtrack, and a totally absorbing storyline. I may be alone in thinking this, but to me, _Halloween II_ is a worthy entry into one of the most successful horror franchises of all time.
I see 2 reviews here on this one, one is an 8 star the other a 1 star, I’ve been watching Movies for over 50 years now, I absolutely love them, all types and Genres, I can sit down with my Wife or alone and watch any good Hallmark Movie or any good Horror Movie, I have favorites in all genres.
And I think I can give a good honest independent review on any type of Move, so obviously here with an 8 & 1 star reviews one of them is either 100% wrong and the other right or this move possibly falls somewhere in the middle at around a 5*.
I watched it for the 1st time last night, I like the original, it’s not a great Movie but it’s good and a decent sequel to the Original, Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake of the Original was fairly good, 10x better than his second one.
I have to agree 100% with Peter’s review here, the star is a Loud, Foul Mouthed, and extremely irritating and ignorant Character, she is also a terrible actress in this Movie unless you just want her for her screaming in y our face.
I like all the actors from other shows and Movies he throws in, some are wasted others are fairly good in their spots.
I also rate it a 1 STAR, I’m not against Foul language in a Movie, but it should be used in the right spots and times, in this one, they just throw the F-Bombs out there like it’s a normal thing and it’s not, even when I worked in a Factory with mostly Men that drank some before during and after work, they did not use foul language that often.
I could have raised my rating higher if that was not the case and if she was nothing more than a screamer, let her act a little, I agree with Peter’s question, was Rob High when he filmed this, LOL!, the reviewer that rates it an 8 star is WAY OFF!, I’m sorry whomever you are, but the only thing you get right is, it is Rob’s Darkest Movie yet, other than that, this MOVIE SUCKS!
DO NOT WASTE 1 MINUTE OF YOUR LIFE WATCHING IT, watch the 2nd one with Jamie Lee Curtis, it’s pretty good and also number 3 it’s not a bad one either and better than the reviews it got.
Ignore the rules of the genre, and this is what you get
Halloween (1978) is a classic that may have lost a bit of its shine over the years because of its copious use of genre clichés, but it is the movie that actually *started* most of these clichés, and therefore worthy of its status. It was a film that didn’t necessarily need a remake, but one was made nonetheless in 2007. And apparently it made money, which explains why there had to be a sequel. However, Rob Zombie’s vision for the remake, though authentic to his usual style, wasn’t particularly groundbreaking, and this sequel is of the kind that makes the original Halloween II (1981) pretty good in comparison.
Where did it go wrong? A better question would be: where didn’t it? The biggest problem may be director Rob Zombie himself. Granted, I am not a big fan of his work. I liked his House of 1000 Corpses as a tongue-in-cheek slasher, but The Devil’s Rejects and 31 got bogged down in a lot of nasty and humorless physical and psychological torture, lacking any redeeming suspense. What I will say for him is that he is a good actor’s director, though. No matter how uncomfortable his movies get, the casting is always good, his characters feel authentic, and I have not spotted the bad acting that plagues many horror movies. He also has a keen eye for uncomfortable situations, gory details and, unlike many American directors, he doesn’t shy away from the amounts of nudity that were common in the 70s.
But a quality that I have consistently missed in his movies is a talent to build a tense atmosphere and suspense. His first Halloween had plenty of explicit killings, but you saw them coming from miles away, and they weren’t very scary. Sure, there was gore and violence, but we have seen enough of that during the horror renaissance of the 90s and 00s to no longer look away (or faint) from that. The even bigger lack of suspense and good scares in Halloween II is what makes this an overlong, boring and predictable horror movie. You can actually set your clock to the jump scares this time, and Zombie still doesn’t understand how to create a suspenseful scene. The trick is to suggest that there is danger around the corner without showing, or to let the audience know more than the characters. Sadly, he seems too preoccupied with his leading ladies correctly delivering the lines from his script, or having knives thrust into bodies repeatedly to bother with that.
Another problem is that despite all the previous criticism, Zombie keeps trying to (literally) give Michael Myers a human face. He clearly hasn’t learned his lesson from the previous movie where he controversially gave him a complete backstory. What makes Myers scary is his complete inhumanity: like the Terminator, Michael Myers is a silent, single-minded and unstoppable force that can’t be reasoned or bargained with, and whose inner mechanics and motivations remain undisclosed. Zombie now found it necessary to have Myers without the mask and talking, and give him visions of his mother guiding his younger self. It is killing for the horror, but potentially interesting if this were a character piece on Myers; however, Zombie has no further interest in that dramatic side of him as soon as the mayhem starts.
The final blow comes from the other main characters. Dr. Loomis has now been reimagined as a sensational writer who is making a living off his famous case. The complete antithesis to his previous incarnation who was determined to stop this force of evil in any way he could. This could have been an interesting spin if they had stuck with it until the end. However, not only does this plotline have little to do with the central story most of the time, it suddenly changes direction at the end, as if the makers chickened out. At least Malcolm McDowell is a joy to watch with his characteristic British politeness with thinly-veiled disdain. Something that can’t be said of Scout Taylor-Compton, whose continuous hysterics get so annoying that you actually hope that she runs into a knife somewhere. Giving her character PTSD could have worked, but not in the direction that the movie takes her.
So this film managed to make all the wrong choices because it failed to follow the basic rules of the horror genre: you should feel sympathy for the victim and hero, and fear for the killer. I apparently watched the Director’s Cut, which adds 12 minutes of tedium to an already long-winded snorefest, something that isn’t exactly compensated for by the gore or shocks. It would actually take another 9 years for someone else to make a Halloween film that was received favorably. I am anxious to see it, and hope it can erase the memory of this dull slasher.
Rob Zombie trolling Halloween-fans
It has become a sad sport for unhappy horror fans to watch the numerous franchises drop to ever-lower depth – and none of the franchises have fallen as low as “Halloween”. Most series had a good numbers of duds and stinkers but “Halloween 2” takes Michael Myers to new lows that the fan couldn’t have imagined.
Rob Zombie has two things in common with German director Marcus Nispel: both managed to breathe fresh air into the slasher-genre; Nispel with his Grade-A remake of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and Zombie with the TCM-cum-Easy Rider blood-letting epos “The Devil’s Rejects”. And both managed to take two slasher-classic and almost run them into the ground.
The new Jason Vorheers is now an inbred survivalist – Michael Myers 2.0 is a hobo with lots of facial hair who does a lot of walking through the countryside, looking a lot like the fairy tale giant Rübezahl. Indeed, for an instant we’re almost glad that movie giant Matthew McGrory (“Big Fish”, “The Devil’s Rejects”) passed away before Zombie could cast him as Mike Myers.
As in all his films, Rob Zombie invites us into his private parallel-universe, where humanity consists entirely of white trash and degenerates and where Emo-, Goth- and Heavy Metal kids rule every household. Brad Dourif looks like a bum put into a sheriff uniform, while his (adopted) offspring deface their home with “F**k You”-scrawling, satanic graffiti and posters of Charles Manson and Kiss.
Unlike Zombies prior works “House of a 1000 Corpses” and “TDR”, there is not a likable or even remotely charismatic character in sight. The “heroine” of the film has the charm of a pubescent loaf of bread, trying to hide the inability to act by throwing many-a tantrum, adding to the film ‘length’. The male cast invariably looks like they all slept in their suits and didn’t bother to shave for a long time.
If there is any good word to be dropped on the flick, we might name two or three well choreographed splatter scenes. True, Michael Myers never has been an imaginative killer like Freddy Krueger; mostly he stabs his victims while grunting a lot. Stab, grunt, stab, grunt – simply grunt; it’s like watching a woodchuck chuck wood for an hour an a half.
I could also speak of unwarranted dream-sequences, of fairy tale settings and white horses, of the world’s worst actress (I give you a tip: she’s married to the director) but the memories seem painful and the electronic ink too precious.
The honourable Razzie of the year must invariably go to Malcolm McDowell. Granted, he’s not given much to work with. Most of the time he doesn’t even appear with the rest of the “main-cast”, content to rattle down his lines in some parody of a Dr Phil media-hack. Only in the very last minute does he appear in the real film, only to be killed by Michael who of course is then killed by the police. Yes, it is the scene where Michael Myers has dialogue: “DIE!” Let it be a man more bitter than myself, who wishes that a disgruntled fan repeat that line when expressing his ‘gratitude’ to director Zombie. The worst I’d wish upon Zombie is that the most mediocre MTV-pop-hip-hop-trend band will cover Rob Zombies hit-album “La Sexorcist” just so that we can ask him: “How does it feel, Rob? Sucks, doesn’t it?” Speaking about music: the Coup de grâce is delivered by the soundtrack: perhaps the fan must be thankful that the iconic “Halloween”-theme is not featured. Instead, Zombie decides to let some god-awful Psychobilly band play a couple of songs give – hey, did I mention that Zombie will be producing that bands next album? Coincidence over coincidence.
The Halloween franchise has pretty much covered the entire spectrum of badness. However, this train wreck of a movie has added a new one: embarrassment. If you thought Zombies first “Halloween” film was bad, boy, you haven’t seen anything yet – this is worst, infinitely worst. Where are those minus-ratings when you need them?
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min), 1 hr 59 min (119 min) (unrated director’s cut)
Director Rob Zombie
Writer Rob Zombie
Actors Sheri Moon Zombie, Chase Wright Vanek, Scout Taylor-Compton, Brad Dourif
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company Dimension Films, Trancas International Films Inc.
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Modern VideoFilm (digital intermediate), Technicolor
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm (Fuji Eterna 250D 8663, Eterna 500T 8673)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 16 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (blow-up)