Well I just saw Halloween 2 from writer director Rob Zombie. Let me qualify the follow with the statement that I like Rob zombies work. Loved the whole Firefly Family saga, dig the videos and the faux trailer in Planet Terror, really dig the music, and I loved Zombies remake of Halloween.
But Halloween 2 sucked. Why oh why did Rob Zombie have to get artsie fartsie?
Yeh I know, Rob Zombie is an artist. That would explain the silly hat I have seen in wearing lately.
Yeh I know he wanted to re-envision, add reality to Michael Myers. Michael Myers did not need to be re-envisioned. He needed to stay a mythical unreal super badass obviously being protected by some mythical mystical badass. He did not have to become the stinky ass, hulking deaf and dumb, homeless asshole that hangs out around my town scaring people as they leave target.
Mr. Zombie with all due respect, I dig your wife. I think she is way cool, and made a great Baby Firefly, and a good Mother Myers, but a bad slow unenthusiastic Ghost of Mrs Myers.
The whole flick just seemed tired and strained. It was like Rob Zombie didn’t really want to do a part 2, which he said he would never do, but someone through enough money at him to do so, so he did it and it sucked!!
Sorry for the outburst. I have full confidence that future works by Rob Zombie will be back up to his usual standards. But as for Halloween 2 I will have to stick with John Carpenter and Debra Hill’s version.
3 out of 5 skulls for Blood and Gore and Brad Dourif’s performance. Mr. Dourif was the only real character in the flick.