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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.
Halloween is a classic and its first sequel is a sloppy afterthought.
It's a little sad to witness a fall from greatness, and that's what we get in Halloween II.
The result won't make any converts, but Jamie Lee Curtis is as good as ever.
This uninspired version amounts to lukewarm sloppy seconds in comparison to the original film that made director John Carpenter a hot property.