Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Review: Halloween 2 (1981)

Halloween II
IMDB rate: 6,5
Genre: Slasher

Oh dear, I've watched this movie a few weeks ago and I totally forgot to write something about it, silly me. I finally own all the Halloween movies, so that means that you can expect a whole lot of Halloween reviews! Well, I own every one of them besides Season of the Witch. Technically it's the third Halloween movie, but since it has no connection to the Michael Myers Halloween stories, I won't count that one.  
Forgive me if I ramble about useless things that aren't related to this movie, I already mentioned that it has been a few weeks since I last saw it, and to be honest, I can't remember everything of it anymore... 

It's the same night as the original Halloween. Michael Myers is around the neighborhood, after being gunned by Dr. Loomis six times. Now, he's in a hospital where the girl Laurie Strode was taken. And there's a reason why Michael is after her...

As mentioned, the movie starts where the previous one left off. A good point if you ask me, Michael Myers is wounded but unfortunately he is still very dangerous. This guy literally is some sort of superman, he is indeed wounded, but is not really affected by it. I like that they started where the previous one left off because it continues all the happenings of Laurie and Michael. Laurie is wounded, Michael is wounded, which (should) make them both easy victims. Or well, who am I kidding? It makes Laurie the easy victim of course. 

In my previous review I was complaining about the story of Michael. There was still no reason why Michael was chasing Laurie. In this movie it is finally revealed, Laurie is of course, Michael's sister. If you've seen the remake you know this already in the first movie. Personally, I liked that better for the storyline. What wasn't good about the remake of the first movie was the fact that Michael wanted to be connected with Laurie, which made him kinda weak looking. In this movie it's not that case, he seems to be after her purely for his own killing satisfaction. 

What I didn't understood very well was when Laurie was born exactly. What I understood in the movie was that Laurie was already born and is older than Michael, this doesn't really make sense to me. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but a younger Laurie (as in the remake) is just so much more logical.

Now, about Halloween II itself, I'm not really sure what to think of it. It wasn't a bad movie, but I did think it was a bit... boring? It was very slow and kinda predictable, there wasn't a whole lot of action in this sequel. 

I do think it's a reasonable movie though, now the truth about Michael and Laurie is known, it all makes so much more sense. Laurie is a strong female character, who is prepared to fight even in her weakest state, and Michael is a very interesting character. 

Great camera work, there are two amazing shots that actually were scary. And of course, an amazing soundtrack.

It's absolutely not comparable with Rob Zombie's sequel, to be honest, that was a terrible movie and is absolutely unrelated with the happenings in the original Halloween II.  

My personal rate: 6,5/10


  1. I really need to revisit some of the classics, I'm just really drawn to more modern movies.

    1. Ah, me too! It's more a case of 'I need to watch these classic movies at least one time in my life..', I'm never a big fan of old movies, but I need to give them a chance ;).


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