History Film / HalloweenII2009

20th Oct '15 10:26:45 AM RAWG98
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Added an explanation of the final scene included in the director's commentary.
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** [[spoiler:Subverted by the director's commentary, in which Rob Zombie clarifies that the hospital scene is actually Laurie's/Angel's dying thoughts.]]
13th Sep '15 9:43:45 PM PurpleWarrior13
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The film was critically panned and remains one of the most polarizing in the franchise among fans. Its box-office returns, while not nearly as good as the previous film, still managed to get another sequel greenlit; this sequel sat in DevelopmentHell before it was shelved, but it was put back into development in 2014.
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The film was critically panned and remains one of the most polarizing in the franchise among fans. Its box-office returns, while not nearly as good as the previous film, still managed to get another sequel greenlit; this sequel sat in DevelopmentHell before it was shelved, but it was put back into development in 2014. 2014, though it's heavily implied to be another reboot set within the original series.
31st Aug '15 2:06:48 PM tropeminer
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2009's '''''Halloween II''''' is the sequel to ''Film/{{Halloween 2007}}'', which was also directed by Music/RobZombie. It is the tenth film overall in the long-running [[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Halloween franchise]].
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2009's '''''Halloween II''''' is the sequel to ''Film/{{Halloween 2007}}'', which was also directed by Music/RobZombie. It is the tenth film overall in the long-running [[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Halloween franchise]]. ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' franchise.
22nd May '15 5:35:22 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* AssholeVictim: The rednecks who beat up Michael for trespassing, the Strip Club Patrons, and the guys driving the dead bodies to the morgue all count.
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* AssholeVictim: The rednecks who beat up Michael for trespassing, the Strip Club Patrons, and the guys driving the dead bodies to the morgue and even Loomis in a way all count.
5th Dec '14 7:21:57 AM Marikina
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* HeroicBSOD: Laurie is shown wandering around town in a daze at the start of the film, and almost doesn't recognize Sheriff Bracken when he runs into her.
27th Nov '14 9:03:25 AM StevieWillShowYou
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The sequel to ''Film/{{Halloween 2007}}'', which is also directed by Music/RobZombie. It's the tenth film overall in the long-running [[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Halloween franchise]]. Two years has passed since the lethal Halloween night where Laurie Strode managed to shoot Michael Myers and he disappeared. She is now trying her best to get over the experience. Dr. Loomis has managed to turn the ordeal into a success as a writer, with a new book coming up. Michael himself is still alive, and is coaxed by visions of his mother to return to Haddonfield and meet with Laurie once again. While critically panned, the film arguably remains one of the most polarizing in the franchise among fans. It's box-office returns, while not nearly as good as it's predesessor, were still enough for Dimension to greenlight another sequel, which was in DevelopmentHell before it was shelved and later put back into development in 2014. !!Has the examples of: * AllJustADream: The entire hospital chase in the beginning. * AnAxeToGrind: Michael pick up a fire axe in the hospital chase. * AssholeVictim: The rednecks who beat up Michael for trespassing. ** And the Strip Club Patrons. And the guys driving the dead bodies to the morgue. * BloodierAndGorier: This sequel is even more violent, bloody and brutal than the remake preceding it. Which itself was BloodierAndGorier than any other installment before it. * BookEnds: The theatrical cut ends with [[spoiler: Laurie committed to Smith's Grove, and having the same vision young Michael had at the beginning of the film]]. * {{Break|TheCutie}} [[KillTheCutie (and subsequently kill)]] [[BreakTheCutie the Cutie]]: Annie and [[spoiler:Laurie in the director's cut]]. * ClusterFBomb: After the ambulance carrying Michael crashes, the necrophiliac lets out a long string of f-bombs. ** Laurie, for most of the entire movie. * DyingDream: [[WordOfGod Rob Zombie confirmed]] the ending of the director's cut version is this for [[spoiler:Laurie]].
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The 2009's '''''Halloween II''''' is the sequel to ''Film/{{Halloween 2007}}'', which is was also directed by Music/RobZombie. It's It is the tenth film overall in the long-running [[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Halloween franchise]]. Two years has passed since the lethal Halloween night where Laurie Strode managed to shoot Michael Myers in the head on Halloween night. Later in the night, the coroner's van transporting Michael's body to the morgue crashes, and he disappeared. She Michael's body is now never found. Two years later, Laurie is trying her best to get over the experience. experience, while Dr. Loomis has managed to turn turned the ordeal into a newfound success as a writer, with a writer (whose new book coming up. about Myers has just been published). What neither of them know is that Michael himself is still alive, alive -- and is being coaxed by visions of his mother to return to revisit Haddonfield and meet with find Laurie once again. While so he can finish what he started. The film was critically panned, the film arguably panned and remains one of the most polarizing in the franchise among fans. It's Its box-office returns, while not nearly as good as it's predesessor, were the previous film, still enough for Dimension managed to greenlight get another sequel, which was sequel greenlit; this sequel sat in DevelopmentHell before it was shelved and later shelved, but it was put back into development in 2014. !!Has the ----- !!''Rob Zombie's Halloween II'' contains examples of: of the following tropes: * AllJustADream: The entire hospital chase in the beginning. beginning counts. * AnAxeToGrind: Michael pick picks up a fire axe in the hospital chase. * AssholeVictim: The rednecks who beat up Michael for trespassing. ** And trespassing, the Strip Club Patrons. And Patrons, and the guys driving the dead bodies to the morgue. morgue all count. * BloodierAndGorier: This sequel is even more violent, bloody and brutal than the remake preceding it. Which itself Zombie's ''Halloween'' was BloodierAndGorier than any other prior installment before it. in the franchise. This film goes even further that its predecessor. * BookEnds: The theatrical cut ends with [[spoiler: Laurie [[spoiler:Laurie committed to Smith's Grove, Grove -- and having the same vision young Michael had at the beginning of the film]]. * {{Break|TheCutie}} [[KillTheCutie (and subsequently kill)]] [[BreakTheCutie the Cutie]]: Annie and [[spoiler:Laurie in the director's cut]]. Director's Cut]]. * ClusterFBomb: After the ambulance carrying Michael crashes, the necrophiliac lets out a long string of f-bombs. F-bombs. ** Laurie, Laurie is a walking one for most of the entire movie. * DyingDream: [[WordOfGod Rob Zombie confirmed]] the The ending of the director's cut version Director's Cut is this for [[spoiler:Laurie]].[[spoiler:Laurie]], [[WordOfGod as confirmed by Rob Zombie]].

* FreakOut: Laurie's freakout at the end of the remake is explored further, as she is depicted as an embittered, psychological wreck that is further destabilized not only by the return of her accursed tormentor, but also a traumatizing revelation about her past.
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* FreakOut: Laurie's freakout at the end of the remake is explored further, as further. In this film, she is depicted as an embittered, psychological wreck that who is further destabilized not only by both the return of her accursed tormentor, but also tormentor and a traumatizing revelation about her past.

* {{Jerkass}}: Not much has changed. In fact, Laurie and Dr. Loomis are even bigger jerks than in the first Rob Zombie installment. * JerkassRealization: Loomis himself realizes what an asshole he's become. * KillEmAll: The film has [[spoiler:Loomis, Michael, and Laurie all dying]].
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* {{Jerkass}}: Not much has changed. In fact, Laurie and Dr. Loomis are even bigger ''bigger'' jerks than in the first Rob Zombie installment. * JerkassRealization: Loomis himself eventually realizes what an asshole he's become. * KillEmAll: The film has [[spoiler:Loomis, KillEmAll / SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:Annie, Michael, and Laurie all dying]].Doctor Loomis]] die in the film. [[spoiler:Laurie dies in the Director's Cut, [[WordOfGod as confirmed by Rob Zombie]].]]

* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: The daughter of one of the rednecks who beat down Michael for trespassing pleads with them to leave him alone, and at least apologizes when they leave him for dead. Dead just the same. * OffWithHisHead: The necrophiliac ambulance passenger has his head sliced off with a glass shard. * PoliceAreUseless: Sheriff Brackett asks Andy, one of his deputies, to protect Annie. To say he fails horribly shouldn't come as a shock. * RedemptionEqualsDeath: Loomis in the climax. * SoftGlass: When running away from Michael, Laurie comes across a fire axe in its container. Failing to break the glass, she continues running. Then Michael finds it, breaks the glass with his fist, and moves on. * SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:Annie, Laurie, Michael and Doctor Loomis]] die in the film. * SuddenlyVoiced: The director's cut has Michael scream "DIE!" before killing Loomis. * ThemeMusicWithholding: The ''Halloween'' doesn't appear until well into the end credits. * ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill ** Michael stabs a nurse in the back. And then does it again. And again, and again, until after about an entire minute filled with stabbings, he rams the knife into her skull and leaves it stuck there. ** There's also [[spoiler: the cops shooting at Michael so many times that he could have been dead from the first few bullets alone, though considering how he survived a shot to the head, they might as well play it safe]].
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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: The daughter of one of the rednecks who beat down Michael for trespassing pleads with them to leave him alone, and at least apologizes when they leave him for dead. Dead just the same. Michael kills her anyway. * OffWithHisHead: The Michael does this to the necrophiliac ambulance passenger has his head sliced off with a glass shard. shard of glass. * PoliceAreUseless: Sheriff Brackett asks Andy, one of his deputies, to protect Annie. To say he Andy fails horribly shouldn't come as a shock. * RedemptionEqualsDeath: Loomis demonstrates this in the film's climax. * SoftGlass: When running away from Michael, Michael in the hospital, Laurie comes across a fire axe in its container. Failing She fails to break the glass, she glass and continues running. Then When Michael finds it, he breaks the glass with his fist, grabs the axe, and moves on. * SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:Annie, Laurie, Michael and Doctor Loomis]] die in the film. * SuddenlyVoiced: The director's cut Director's Cut has Michael scream "DIE!" before killing Loomis. * ThemeMusicWithholding: The ''Halloween'' theme doesn't appear until well into the end credits. * ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: ** Michael stabs a nurse in the back. And then does it again. And again, again. And so on and again, until after so forth for about an entire minute filled with stabbings, minute, at which point he rams the knife into her skull and leaves it stuck there. ** There's also [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:The cops shooting at shoot Michael so many times that he could with a full barrage of bullets at the end. He would likely have been dead from the first few bullets alone, though considering how but he survived a shot to the head, they might as well play so overkill is ''playing it safe]].safe'' in this instance.]]

* WhatTheHellHero: One of the parents of the victims of Michael goes up to Loomis and calls him out for "creating" Michael. * WomanInWhite: Mrs. Myers in Michael's hallucinations. * WouldntHurtAChild: While Michael has no qualms with brutally murdering anyone who crosses his path, he doesn't lay a finger on a child trick or treater who approaches him. * WrestlerInAllOfUs: Michael takes Howard down with a choke-slam before he stomps his face in.
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* WhatTheHellHero: One of the parents of the Michael's victims of Michael goes up to calls out Loomis and calls him out for "creating" Michael. Michael. * WomanInWhite: Mrs. Myers in Michael's mother appears as one of these in his hallucinations. * WouldntHurtAChild: While Michael has no qualms with brutally murdering anyone who crosses his path, he doesn't lay a finger on a child trick or treater young trick-or-treater who approaches him. * WrestlerInAllOfUs: Michael takes Howard down with a choke-slam chokeslam before he stomps stomping his face in.

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28th May '14 11:50:31 AM PurpleWarrior13
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While critically panned, the film arguably remains one of the most polarizing in the franchise among fans. It's box-office returns, while not nearly as good as it's predesessor, were still enough for Dimension to greenlight another sequel, which was in DevelopmentHell before it was shelved and later put back into development in 2014.
19th Mar '14 2:54:14 AM tropeminer
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-> ''"We're done waiting. Only a river of blood can bring us back together. It's up to you. It's always been up to you, Michael."'' -->-- '''Deborah Myers.'''
31st Oct '13 11:07:41 PM SuperSoaker
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While not nearly as successful at the box-office as it's predecessor, its reception among fans is generally warmer. ----
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While not nearly as successful at the box-office as it's predecessor, its reception among fans is generally warmer. ----
31st Oct '13 11:06:50 PM SuperSoaker
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*WouldntHurtAChild: While Michael has no qualms with brutally murdering anyone who crosses his path, he doesn't lay a finger on a child trick or treater who approaches him.
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