Halloween II

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by hellrasinbrasin, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. hellrasinbrasin

    hellrasinbrasin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Posts:
    5,754
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +19
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 12, 2016
  2. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2003
    Posts:
    8,232
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +13
    Awesome. I really liked the first one he did. Gave more of a backstory than the originals.
     
  3. NGW

    NGW Rawr

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Posts:
    7,669
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +13
    </3

    First was completely unnecessary, and really just not that great. I've no issues with Zombie giving a different look at the franchise, but it just didn't work in my opinion.

    Also, he wears his mask in that poster than he will in the film.

    Yeah...Michael Meyers not wearing his trademark mask, joy.
     
  4. misterd

    misterd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Posts:
    3,700
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    I enjoyed Halloween-Z more than I thought I would. It helped that I did not see it until recently, so my expectations were about as low as they could be. Zombie's fingerprints were all over the story, most notably in the first 15 minutes, which I found the most awkward (it only here that we realize Zombie's Myers is a radical reinterpretation of the character - once they hit the institution, he's more like the MM we remember, but the taint is already there).

    As for the sequel, there is nothing noteworthy in any of the subsequent Michael Myers films (indeed, the best Halloween sequel was H3:SotW), so I don't care if Zombie chooses to take the character off the rails. Sticking to the classic "shape" didn't work - maybe a radical departure will.



    The Carpenter original is still unblemished.
     
  5. blunghole

    blunghole The Tapeworm of Unicron!

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Posts:
    2,573
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +12
    The Carpenter version is classic but everything after the original Halloween 2 was feces, especially H3. I watched Rob Zombie's version of Halloween about a week ago and I was really pleased. In my opinion, RZ did a great job. I'm looking forward to seeing this one.
     
  6. Switch625

    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2005
    Posts:
    4,889
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +4
    In my opinion, there's no touching the original classic by John Carpenter. Where he created suspense, paranoia and overall atmosphere to tell his story about a killer who is not a man, but a force of nature, Rob Zombie hit you over the head with a 2x4.

    That said, I liked Zombie's reboot for what it was. I liked the look into Michael's backstory but felt the movie became less of a reboot and more of a remake once he returned to Haddonfield. And those damn kids were so annoying, I was rooting for him to kill them all!

    The only real problem I had with Zombie's first Halloween is that Michael Myers went into Smith's Grove Sanitarium a chubby little kid and came out a giant, hulking beast. Zombie rooted Michael Myers in reality with his movie, yet there's no way Michael could have gotten that big in the real world without a gym and a trainer and what kind of sanitarium would allow it's inmates to work out?

    Halloween II appears to be Zombie's chance to really let loose with the character, since the first movie was so reliant upon what John Carpenter had created. I'm curious to see where he's going with this one and will definitely go see it. Hopefully Rob Zombie will leave Halloween behind, move on and do his own thing after this one.
     
  7. Takara_destron

    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Posts:
    7,518
    Trophy Points:
    221
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    After not liking a single aspect of his first one, I will not be watching this.
     
  8. unicron's blues

    unicron's blues I need to get rich!

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2006
    Posts:
    2,431
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +0
    I swear I think RZ tries to make the worst movie ever and then tries to top himself with his next one, and the fact that Michael won't hardly even have his mask, they won't use the original music, its almost like generic redneck killer Zombie movie, why not just call it something else. Easy pass for me.
     
  9. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2007
    Posts:
    10,978
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Location:
    Earth
    Likes:
    +19
    I enjoyed the first one, and I hope to enjoy this one too
     
  10. rattrap007

    rattrap007 Insert witty comment here TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2002
    Posts:
    14,879
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    297
    Likes:
    +36
    as long as he doesn't remake Halloween III: Season of the Witch I don't care.. That movie should be buried...
     
  11. FriskyPinewood

    FriskyPinewood Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    Posts:
    323
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Love the Carpenter film. Scared the crap out of me when I saw it in its original release, literaly! But everything after has been crap IMO...Even Rob's remake/reboot/reimagining...some things are better left unexplained.;) 
     
  12. hellrasinbrasin

    hellrasinbrasin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Posts:
    5,754
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +19
    I like the Halloween Franchise alot and I agree that there have been sum bad intries in the series ... cough Season of the With cough... cough... and the one after H20 which was the last strong intry before the last bad film that came out before THE NEW FILMS STARTED.

    [Halloween - Series 1]

    [01] Halloween
    [02] Halloween II
    [03] Halloween IV
    [05] Halloween V
    [06] Halloween VI
    [07] H20

    [Halloween - Series 2]

    [01] Halloween
    [02] Halloween II
     
  13. Switch625

    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2005
    Posts:
    4,889
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +4
    I don't consider Halloween III: Season Of The Witch to be a part of the Halloween franchise. My dvd collection jumps from II to IV.
     
  14. hellrasinbrasin

    hellrasinbrasin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Posts:
    5,754
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +19
    You're Right we all forgot about III & VIII And SOMEHOW ENDED BACK AT I AGAIN
     
  15. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    21,955
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Georgia
    Likes:
    +158
    Carpenter's 1 and 2 were classic, they still work and are still Scary, some times less is more.
     
  16. FriskyPinewood

    FriskyPinewood Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    Posts:
    323
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Just a correction. Carpenter only directed the first one. He was just a producer and writer on the second one.
     
  17. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    21,955
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Georgia
    Likes:
    +158
    Yes but he was still heavily involved and it shows. Honestly with horror movies the less you show, the scarier it is, when you show what happens it's scary, but not as scary as what the viewer can imagine.
     
  18. Jefrey8395

    Jefrey8395 Mr.COG

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Posts:
    832
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    .....holy s**t!
     

Share This Page