Halloween II (1981)
Critic Consensus: Halloween II picks up where its predecessor left off - and quickly wanders into a dead end that the franchise would spend decades struggling to find its way out of.
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Critic Reviews for Halloween II
Rick Rosenthal, who directed this 1981 sequel, doesn't have Carpenter's expansive, affectionate way with stereotypical characters, and without it they're empty shells -- bodies waiting for the slaughter.
This uninspired version amounts to lukewarm sloppy seconds in comparison to the original film that made director John Carpenter a hot property.
The result won't make any converts, but Jamie Lee Curtis is as good as ever.
It's a little sad to witness a fall from greatness, and that's what we get in Halloween II.
Halloween II is good enough to deserve a sequel of its own.
Audience Reviews for Halloween II
A terrible, useless sequel that invests in mindless gore instead of creating any real tension, and it is ridiculous (and disappointing) how it turns Michael Myers into an indestructible monster and leaves the rest of the cast to be mere bodies for slaughter.
Contrary to the critics, I actually quite liked this. No it wasn't as good or well done as the first, however it could have been a lot worse. There was still tension and unpredictability, which is good enough for a sequel.
I love the Halloween films, but my words can't save a failure movie. I think this movie in particular was pretty funny since NO ONE else seemed to be in the hospital as the mayhem was going on! What kind of realism is that?
Halloween II Quotes
|Laurie Strode:||Don't let them put me to sleep! Don't let 'em put me to sleep. No... Please don't let them put me to sleep.|
|Laurie Strode:||Help Me!|
|Laurie Strode:||Help me!|
|Sam Loomis:||I'm sorry I left you. Are you all right?|
|Laurie Strode:||Why won't he die?|
|Sam Loomis:||It's Time, Michael.|