H2: Halloween II Reviews
Perhaps the best thing in this film, though, is the creative change in tone, from happy and then tragic in Zombie's Halloween, now to supernatural and unsettling in Zombie's remake of Halloween II. Unfortunately, all of that tone and imagery is just too incoherent and blocked by mostly inadequate attempts to progress the story, also in a very incoherent way.
There's way too much up for interpretation here. I hate to say it, but it's not really something you can fully appreciate, either. The plot just isn't strong enough. This movie is a prime example of style over substance. Sure, there's a bit of development in characters, mostly Laurie and Michael, of course.
The movie is pretentious, and artsy, which I like, but it doesn't really have much of any external conflicts or really a huge conflict for all of the characters as one. In a way, it's barely a story. It's Laurie, Michael, and the rest of the characters dealing with what happened, then dealing with it again. It's just a tiny bit more discovered here. Also, it's generic. There isn't a main theme or moral either here, or at least nothing explained to be a moral or theme. Again, it's all up for interpretation. Not a stitch of a base of something to interpret though.
Bottom line, Zombie's Halloween 2 has plenty of scares, better performances, more characterization than recent efforts, but its generic and relies on style over substance. Also, there's a huge lack of conflict and a theme.
And with her being the heroine of the film that tells you everything you need to know.
Even worse than his first effort, if that is possible ...