Posted on 9/20/10 05:27 PM
The original "Halloween" is one of the greatest horror films of all time. The sequel, while not being a masterpiece by any means, will please hard Michael Myers/ Halloween.
Halloween 2 picks up right where the first movie left off. The first attack is over, then Michael continues following Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) as she is in the hospital.
This is more of a straightforward movie, whereas the original mixed the baby sitters' personal lives in with the suspense of building Michael's appearances and the attacks. This movie is shot in the pov of Michael, which makes it more of a FT13th-type movie. He is constantly there throughout most of the film, so it makes it less special and frightening to see him. Some parts also relied too much on the original, which made it a tad cheesy-
like when Ben Tramer was killed because he wore the Michael mask.
Despite these negative aspects, it is a good film overall. It builds suspense when Laurie is isolated in the hospital, being stalked by Michael. She, being in a hospital, is not at full strength, and she is being chased by a "man" who is not human.
It is also a good film to see how that night was rapped up. Like I said, Michael Myers fans will enjoy this movie, just like fans of the other big horror franchises enjoy their vampiristic sequels.
It is more of a slasher film where the original was suspenseful (like Friday the 13th as previously stated). So, it definitely appeals to a narrower audience. Any fans of the original should watch it.