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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Oh Dear!
Im probably missing the point, BUT Hollywood must be pretty scant of writers if this is what to expect.

Having seen the remake of Halloween and must admit pleasantly surprised, I waited with baited breath to watch this. I should have known there was trouble when the film went on sale with barely a whisper, well to me anyway.

At the begining we are (like the original Halloween II) back at the end of Halloween. We then go to the Hospital, as in the original..... looking good so far. BUT! No. Wait its all a dream. Michael is alive, and living on a farm somwhere biding his time, while a white horse?, his mother?? and a younger version of himself ???, kindly oblige Michael with the order that Laurie (his sister) is well.... ripe for a slice.

He then goes back to Haddonfield to carry out his work. Meanwhile Dr Loomis (a completely different character from the original)is busy trying to sell his book about Michael Myers, (I get the distinct impression that Loomis isn't particularly interested in Michael, except for a little cash flow, whereas the original Dr. at least tried to stop him and basically made this his lifes' work at doing so), Michael meanwhile carrys out his mum and other selfs wishes until the ultimate confrontation occurs at the old house - Loomis presumably dies, Laurie lives and Michael dies. The End .... or so we all hope. Some things are best left alone, and this .... well .... not impressed, just say that.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 3 June 2015
Oh my god what a disaster,For starters they could of got a thousand more actresses more tasteful than that to play Laurie,vile,unsavoury,and most importantly can't act,and whats with the vulgar need to swear in almost every sentence, and once again another of todays movies that completely has no direction,dream part didn't make scence,you REALLY shouldn't call this a movie,'and don't even get me started on the repulsive Dr Loomis,again vile,rude,abusive,at very,very best unprofessional,especially as the original Laurie and Dr Loomis were absolutely lovely,that new Loomis is an actual clown.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Awful remake and a disgrace to the Halloween Franchise, with a awful cast and over the top deaths, I mean the mother with the white horse, what was that all about?. And Malcolm Mcdowell was awful, all he was bothered about was making a bit of cash, I just hope Donald pleasance doesn't turn in his grave. For me this is the worst Halloween film to date, plus one of the worst horror films ever made.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 June 2011
again mr rob zombie ruined yet another halloween film! .. this has got to be one of the worst sequels i seen! changing yet again so many things! for example halloween 2 original is based in a hospital! this one starts off quite good as it looks like it picks up in a hospital where he does a few gruesome killings and proceeds to go after laurie strode! however this is just a dream she's having and wakes up blah blah blah! ... through the film yo dont see micheal much (not in his mask anyway) except when he's walking through fields doig totally sod all!! .. real real bad and if i was you i wouldnt even give it the time or day! shame really he could of made these films a modern day classic!
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on 26 July 2015
Ok so people seem to get rather wound up regarding this remake! Let's get 1 thing straight Halloween 2 was never citizen Kane now was it! In truth the original was pretty bad. I personally really enjoyed this re imagining. Infact shock horror I also think the remake of the original was great aswell. I'm far from a gore hound, not into films such a
s saw or hostel I find gore porn particularly distasteful, the good thing with these remakes is that they are so gritty and bleak that you feel hugely uncomfortable throughout the films, in places they are even heart breaking. That is the genius behind the 3 Robert Zombie films I've watched, you feel you need a wash after each 1, you feel you've lived through something nasty and real and there is no happy ending that uplifts you, they don't follow the 'rules'. Although there is a need to suspend belief they also have a realism that I find missing in most movies. So be nice and see the worth of films like this, there is no glorification of violence, there is no positive outcome for anyone involved and there is no anti hero, he is lost and there is no redemption. The shape in these films is a creation of his environment a lonely, bullied, abused child who hits back hard and becomes a pure predator void of pitty only clinging to his distorted memories of the mother who adored him and the baby sister he loved.Rob zombie deserves credit for these films.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 13 June 2014
THE MOVIE

So I was bold and ordered HALLOWEEN 1 (remake) and 2 together. I did enjoy some of Zombie's previous movies, so why not give his HALLOWEEN reboot a chance?
It turned out to be a complete waste of time and money.
Every remake has to stand up to the original and in this case the remake is just abysmal
HALLOWEEN II (1981) VS. HALLOWEEN II (2009):
- Zombie pumps his remake full with fancy dream sequences and pseudo-psychology, while the original is a straight-forward slasher set almost entirely in the hospital, taking place right after the events of HALLOWEEN 1.
- H2 (1981) was genuinely suspenseful, atmospheric and highly entertaining, H2 (2009) is repetitive, slow-paced and incredibly boring. It fails to stay on track and keeps drifting off in truly annoying dream sequences. Any bit of suspense is killed off by frequently drifting off into the dream world.
- I don't like what they did with the Loomis character in Zombie's H2. Loomis is a real prick. In 1981's H2 his only goal was to stop Myers, in the remake he wants to cash in
on the Myers murders. Most of the movie he spends promoting his book. I don't blame Malcolm McDowell (he does a good job as usual) - it's the script, that totally re-wrote his character.
- Needless to say Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode is far superior to Scout Taylor-Compton's (she still can't act!). The remake's H2's Laurie is just the dumbest movie hero ever in a movie. Utterly Braindead. I just wished they'd killed her off in the first minute.
- Kill scenes in H2 (1981) are pretty well done and vary. The remake's kills are repetitive and poorly executed. They are shot too quickly to even see what is going on.
HALLOWEEN 2 (2009) is so bad, that even Halloween 3-6 and Resurrection look great in comparison.
Even if you don't compare the remake Part II to the original it still is a very bad movie.
I couldn't wait until the end credits, but this movie goes on forever and ever with a seemingly endless and lame finale. If I were Carpenter I'd sue Zombie for this!

RATING: 1 / 10

THE DVD

Reviewed version: 2010 Entertainment In Video UK DVD
Feature running time: 102 mins. (Theatrical cut)
Rating: R (MPAA) / 18 (BBFC)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 / 16:9 (anamorphic)
Audio: English 5.1, English 2.0
Subtitles: English SDH
Chapters: 12
Extras: Deleted Scenes, Featurettes, Music Videos.
Region: 2

Picture: B-
Audio: B-
Extras: D

HALLOWEEN I (2007) was released in the UK by Paramount. They at least gace us the Director's Cut. EIV doesn't deem it necessary to release the Director's Cut of Part II, instead providing only the Theatrical cut of the film.
The Director's Cut doesn't include more gore and it doesn't make the movie any better however.
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I have to agree with many of the reviews written about this film< I do not own my self on dvd but have seen it (what I could see of it talk about dark scenes could not see a sodding thing which as it happens that was fortunate) the first remake was excellent and I expected this to be the same how wrong can someone be as it was Rob Zombie and from other films he has made I was expecting this to be as good as the first Halloween film he did and on par with his other films but this is the most awful film in his fanchise I have no idea what made him to make this one, I have seen some dreadful so called horror movies in my time but this resembles nothing like the orginal Halloween films in any shape or form. So on conclustion ths is a waste of money and time, by all means if you wish to see it then do so but I advise caution. Like everything else it is up to you to make you own mind up I like everyone else can only advise you.
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on 10 February 2014
the first rob zombie remake of Halloween 1 was compelling, it gave an insight into the character of myers without being cheesy or overly sympathetic, it was gritty and unapologetic whist retaining the nostalgia of the murders from the original it managed to combine that with a more modern approach. The second film is none of that, it focuses on a supernatural drive that allows myers to kill and ridiculously uses Myers mother as an antagonist for his murders, she is seen pushing him to kill which is completely opposed to her character from the first film and the film is reduced to a bad attempt to combine poor horror and even worse supernatural.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 21 December 2009
Halloween 2007 was a remake that I rather liked even though it made some rather big changes in the way it told the original story of Michael Myers (i.e: showing what actually made him become the tormented psychopathic serial killer that he would later become and also delved more into the psychitraic sessions between him and Dr Loomis), it was still merely a story (very gory one) that was merely getting from A to B is the best way to describe it with some average-good acting.

Now onto the 2009 sequel, Halloween 2. Again it's a story getting from A to B but this time the writers stupidly put in C (the Dream Sequences, I suppose they felt these scenes would replace the ones between Michael and Dr Loomis but these scenes soon got very irritating as they just repeatedly jump out of no where) The ending hardly makes any sense (the only way it does is if you remember a scene in the middle which is a replica of the opening murder scene from episode 1 but this time with a different character. Some characters like Dr Loomis are now completely re-written. Acting Average-good again but hey it's a slasherfest. There is some fun and scares in the film, it's just a shame that the end product has been executed so badly. Hopefully Halloween 3 will improve upon this mess (I mean this in the right sense).
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 28 April 2012
I dont usually leave reviews on here but after purchasing this film recently and watched it last night i cant help but make a comment.I read alot of some good reviews for halloween 2 on here and thought "was we watching the same film. I thought the first remake was bad but this was terrible i wont give the story away but Its just far fetched tripe and not a patch on the originals please please dont waste your money on this film you ll be sourly disappointed
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