Friday, May 8, 2009

American Psycho 2 (2002)

This followup is much better than anyone will lead you to believe. An escapee from Bateman's reign of terror begins knocking off her college rivals to secure her place at the top of the class. The film retains much of the same tone and humor taken a bit lighter, the deaths are interesting and frequent, and Mila plays the role with the right amount of humor and terror when needed. Consider it the Dawsons Creek of American Psycho. Granted, even with a similar tone, it doesnt even come close to retaining the same level of wit or social commentary, but it serves as a fun if not cheap college slasher. The filming also lacks the style and sophistication of the original, with a made-for-TV look and feel. Dont go in expecting the same results as the first film and you will be much better off. I recommend it, so if you dont like it take it as a knock against my credibility!

Rating: 6/10.



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4 comments:

  1. I thought this movie was sort of a joke, and I hated the fact that they tried to insert the fake Bateman in there at the beginning. But still, I guess ya gotta give 'em credit for trying.

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  2. Youre absolutely right, and thats the only way I feel it works. There would be no way to successfully recreate the first film, so they took a much lighter approach and gave it a snide humor while still giving Rachel's character some of the same traits as the Bateman character (or enough so to call it a sequel). As a joke sequel that isnt to be taken seriously, it can be fun, but it rightfully scores a below average grade.

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  3. Jason Takes PortlandMay 11, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    I am a huge fan of the first movie and thought this was a poor follow up. The only fun part was William Shatner slumming it.

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  4. This is one of the cases where I feel the film would have been rted higher if the name wasnt attached for a cheap cashin

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