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HALLOWEEN 2 final POSTER

m_163_h2_1shtThe Poster is good but will the movie be? Director Rob Zombie’s first stab at re-telling John Carpenter’s classic tale was a misfire. This was primarily because his film focused way too much on the Michael Myers character and not the story’s true heroine, Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor-Compton – who can’t hold a candle to Jamie Lee Curtis), but one can only hope he can correct his mistakes this time around. Since the horse is now way out of the barn, with him stripping most of Carpenter’s Halloween mythology, let’s see what he has to offer in this second outing. Zombie has fully admitted he is taking things in his own direction with this follow-up.

If his talent was as big as his ego I would really be looking forward to this. It’s Halloween in August as the film opens August 28.

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June 21, 2009 - Posted by | And Beyond - Trailers & News |

3 Comments »

  1. Who cares about the Heroine? That has been done and done again so many times I want to puke. It was refreshing to watch a film based around a truly mentally disturbed person. Rob Zombie did an excellent job in giving horror fans something they were looking for, a film that focused on the killer. I suppose you have to be the type of person who is rooting for Michael to kill someone to enjoy Zombie’s take on the film.

    Comment by poptartsordeath | June 22, 2009 | Reply

  2. To answer your last question-NOT at all. My problem with Zombies film is that its wildly uneven. One could argue if using such a long Myers back story was a good idea or not. I say it wasn’t. In my opinion it kills any sense of mystery for the character. Also since it was a remake of Halloween Laurie Strode is very important, at least she is to me. She was the heart of Carpenter’s film. In Zombies movie she is basically an afterthought. There no center to the story and thats why I feel its a misfire. Hey if you loved it, Great. Its just an opinion. I just feel he should have followed the basic struture of the 78 film and put his own spin on top of it. Lets see were the sequel goes!

    Chuck
    entertainmenttodayandbeyond

    Comment by Chuck | June 22, 2009 | Reply

  3. Sorry, I just reread my comment from friggin last year and realized how adversarial I sounded. It wasn’t my intent.

    Comment by poptartsordeath | February 3, 2010 | Reply


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