Don't worry, I haven't changed my tune here or anything - I strongly disliked Halloween 2 when I saw it and I still just as strongly dislike it now. But i'm a fair man and though I agree with pretty much every point on every Halloween 2 basher's list of things they hate about the movie, there's one thing I have to stick up for Rob Zombie about. That thing being the rampant grunting of Michael Myers in this latest installment.
Pretty much everyone seems to despise and rag on the fact that Michael Myers makes grunting sounds each time he kills someone - some going so far as to say it sounded like he was constipated throughout the film - and while that didn't bother me much at all, it's not even the fact that it didn't bother me that i'm sticking up for it. The reason I have no problem with Zombie's Myers grunting is because, in case you forgot, John Carpenter's original version of Myers grunted too!! Nobody had a problem with it then, so why do so many have a problem with it now?
Check out this scene of Michael killing Annie and grunting away!
He does this throughout each kill in the film and while it may not be as hardcore or animalistic as the grunting he does in H2, he's still grunting! Believe me, there's plenty to rag on and bitch about when it comes to Zombie's H2, but this is simply not a fair point to criticize. It'd be like bashing the Friday the 13th remake for having a running Jason. Oh wait, everyone did bash that film for that very reason! Jason ran in many of the Friday sequels and nobody had any problem with it and Michael Myers grunted in the original Halloween and everyone considers it one of the best horror films ever made. What gives?! Don't we owe it to filmmakers to at least find valid things to pick apart and complain about?! That's all i'm askin!
But ya, Halloween 2 still sucked. And always will....