On one hand, Ti West has a great visual flair and truly makes me believe his movies were made in the 70's, which in Horror terms, adds to the general ambiance for me. He also has an interesting way about his work, which was suited pretty well to this particular sequel, as he made it feel a lot like Eli Roth's predecessor, and yet made it his own.
On the other hand, this movie was a confused mess and baffled me more than would me walking in on my sister giving the family dog a red rocket. I know the studio (Lionsgate) re-shot and reworked a bunch of what Ti West originally put down on film, prompting him to claim "Alan Smithee" and not want a thing to do with his own flick, and it's easy to see why.
Let's leave the fact that the movie basically opens and closes with extended cartoon sequences (the latter bit before the end credits rolled) alone for now, as it's to easy to pick that crap apart.
-I can't help but get a kick out of Winston, the creepy deputy from the first movie.
-The film's soundtrack was really cool, and even clever in places.
|That's not toothpaste...|
-The plot was a mess, as was the way it was edited together. It's pretty straight forward for the most part (tainted water makes its way to school just in time for prom, everyone drinks it and melts), but much of it felt random and didn't make sense/was left unexplained.
-This movie couldn't decide what it wanted to be; funny or intense. In fact, it jumped back and forth several times in its own confusion.
|Random gay characters... for laughs? They didn't even do any funny gay stuff!|
It was all cheap and shoddy, unnecessary, and I don't blame Ti West for taking his name off of the movie.
|I should have fucking watched something else.|
I really wonder what in the hell they are doing over there sometimes.
|Yeah, us too.|
Alexi Wasser is in this.