Originally Posted by FendersRule
I think RZ's Halloween 2 makes any movie look like an oscar movie, and that includes any of the Halloweens, and even the worst Nightmares or Friday the 13ths.
and even The Exorcist 2. Any movie over Halloween 2. Any.
Last but not least how do you make what is easily considered even by devoted halloween fans the worst film in the series? Seriously folks some of the halloween sequels are the worst movies ever made and Zombie effortlessly tops them all. The only thing more brutal than the film were the reviews lol!http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/...asp?FID=136593
Rob Zombie loves John Carpenter's Halloween so much he had to kill it with a grunge remake. Now he trashes his own vision with a sequel so shoddy it makes the disappointing 1981 Halloween II (homaged in a lengthy hospital stalk which turns out - gasp! - to be only a dream) seem classic. Laurie is now a tattooed, traumatised party slut and Dr Loomis is a crass talk-show exploiter out to cash in on his association with serial killer Michael Myers, who has been sitting in a shed, growing his hair and eating dogs for a year and decides to go after Laurie (outed as his sister in Loomis's latest book) this Halloween - gruesomely killing a random bunch of folks to get to her. In a word, ugly.
In a word, ugly. It just pips Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (aka Halloween 6) to the title of worst Halloween film ever.http://www.reelviews.net/php_review_...dentifier=1780
It may be that, through a combination of incompetence and ego, Rob Zombie has finally brought an end to Michael Myers' 31-year killing spree. The latest chapter of the venerable slasher film saga represents the tenth movie to use the title (although only the ninth with Myers); it's a sequel to the remake but not necessarily a remake of the sequel. It is also a complete and utter abomination. The film is so bad that it may make me rethink my stance on installment #6 (The Curse of Michael Myers) as the worst entry. That one, at least by all accounts, was severely compromised as a result of distributor interference. This one represents Rob Zombie's "vision." That being the case, he's blindhttp://www.cinema-crazed.com/h-q/halloween2.htm
Zombie has proven once again that incompetence is soon becoming his modus operandi.http://www.dvdactive.com/reviews/dvd/halloween-ii.html
This time's her version of Laurie Strode is left a clichéd late 90s riot grrl', and an obnoxious screaming wreck. I was chomping at the bit for her untimely death after the first reel. Hopefully this marks the end of the director's time in the Halloween sandboxhttp://bluray.ign.com/articles/105/1058029p1.html
He's openly denied, and in fact laughed at, speculation that the opening 15 minutes of Halloween II, in which Michael Myers stalks an injured Laurie through an abandoned hospital, is in no way an homage, rip off or reference to the original sequel, set entirely in Haddonfield Memorial. He's also stated on numerous occasions how much he respects John Carpenter, his classic thriller and the iconic character he created. The only problem is that given his behavior and the films as evidence, none of these things appear remotely true. With that in mind, either Zombie is little more than a self-interested liar hiding behind his rockstar, anti-establishment faÃ§ade ... or he's an inept filmmaker incapable of building upon what might otherwise have been an interesting idea.
Score: 1 out of 10
inadequate or of low quality: seriously inadequate or of very low quality
irritating: provoking irritation or anger
Surprisingly, that single definition applies to every aspect of Rob Zombie's Halloween II. It's an appallingly inept feature that can't seem to decide whether it's a horror film or just another one of Zombie's cheesy music videos.
Read more: http://blogcritics.org/video/article...#ixzz145z981Ozhttp://bluray.highdefdigest.com/2820...enii_2009.html
the lowest of these lows has to be Rob Zombie's rape of John Carpenter's 'Halloween.' For those of you who thought that bastardized regurgitation was bad, wait till you get a steaming load of the sequel -- which sadly is neither trick nor treat.
Repellent not only in content but in visual style, writer-director Rob Zombie's hatchet job on the series he revived so artfully two years ago plays like a violent act of euthanasia upon the huge, brain-dead body of work inspired by the 30-year-old "Halloween."
Read more: http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117...#ixzz14614aco2
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He's not the new Argento, or even the new John Carpenter (who remade The Thing, whilst Rob will remake The Blob). With Halloween II, Zombie shows conclusively that he's not interested in growing, getting better or ever becoming an original. He's just a hack with a made-up name, a cult following and a wife who can't act.
Halloween II 1 of five starshttp://www.weekinrewind.com/2009/09/...view-2009.html
I recently saw your latest effort behind the lens, Halloween II, a remake of Rick Rosenthal's 1981 horror movie with Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, and feel well enough now to pass along a few thoughts on its risible execution as well as a few regrets for all of that unfortunate explaining you now must be saddled with. That last part has to be a drag. I mean, how do you explain away unparalleled incompetence on every level?