American Psycho II: All American Girl Reviews
After just watching the original American Psycho and loving it; my curiosity got the best of me and I watched this piece of crap. Why they made a sequel; I don't know. This movie probably would have been better if it had no connections to American Psycho. American Psycho II: All American Girl tries to be funny, but it's just lame. The narration from Mila Kunis is piss poor as is her performance. How she went from this to Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Black Swan is pretty incredible. Obviously Lionsgate looked at this as a potential money grabber, cashing in on the first. Maybe if they had tried to make something that made sense in connection to the first; this would have worked better. But when it's all said and done, this is just endless garbage from start to finish. The ending is totally unbelievable and completely moronic. This really didn't deserved to be made.
Normally the DTV, or Direct-To-Video, label signals low-budget, often poorly-made movies, or non-theatrical sequels of marginally successful films. Someimes, as with the "Cube" series, these DTV efforts are worthwhile. "American Psycho 2" has nothing to do with the original filmmakers or author, and only a tenuous but bold link to the previous film. By bold I mean the subject of that film is killed off in the introduction! Name another DTV that would dare try that! Here it sets the stage for our new psycho, who killed Patrick Bateman herself as he was planning the unseemly against her babysitter.
Mila Kunis is sharp-tongued and quick-witted and appealing in a twisted way as a student obsessed with becoming the new teacher's assistant to renowned serial killer expert William Shatner, a wry slice of casting as oftentimes in real life Shatner appears unhinged himself!
The plot thickens as the T.A. competition thins out, which really destroys AP2's credibility. Students disappear for days, yet nobody seems to notice! Fortunately, the tone is kept light and sardonic, a serial killer story carried by helium. 'American Psycho Lite.' 2.5 stars might not sound like much, but that's Oscar-caliber in the realm of DTV.
Gone are any sense cerebral stimulation, original storytelling, good acting, unnerving horror scenes and interesting story of the original. Replaced with shallow characters who are intentionally turned into stereotypical teen slasher douche-bags. Mila Kunis as a brilliant student?? William Shatner as a legendary FBI agent?? Seriously? Some of the worst casting ever.
Beyond this malarkey, the story is a dime a dozen dud with no thought or inspiration behind it. Its just a real shame to see a movie with such vision and flair turned into something so mundane, poorly crafted and trivial.