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Movie: "American Psycho 2"
Year: 2009
Rated: R
Genre: Horror
Directed by: Morgan J. Freeman
Writing credits: Alex Sanger, Karen Craig

Reviewer: -RoG-
Posted: 11/16/2009

Plot: A college student will stop at nothing to ensure that her career goals are met.

Review: This flick came on TV the other night and I watched it for the first time after hearing about how godawful it was, and let me assure you... it absolutely is. Mila Kunis, whom most people probably know from "That '70s Show" or "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", stars as Rachael Newman, a college student who will stop at nothing from achieving the coveted TA (teacher's assistant) position which would guarantee her a bright future in the FBI. The thing is, there are some obstacles in her way, primarily other students vying for the position. Naturally, she decides that killing them off is the best option.

I'm sure most of you would agree that the original American Psycho was a spectacular film. Well trust me when I tell you to avoid this sequel at all costs, because the only way they even tie it to the original is with a half-assed back story in which Rachael was the lone survivor of Patrick Bateman's killings when she was 12-years-old. And speaking of killings, don't expect to see anything like what you saw in the original film either. No, in this movie we see one of Rachel's victims strangled to death with a condom. Yes... a condom.

The film doesn't deliver any laughs, only groans. Not even William Shatner himself, who plays a large role in the film, can save it from being an absolute failure. That's not his fault though, it's the fault of the writers. The film just screams of being made to cash in on the success of the original American Psycho without doing it any justice whatsoever. The tagline alone "Angrier. Deadlier. Sexier." should be more than enough to dissuade you from ever watching it.

American Psycho was a perfect standalone film that needed no sequels whatsoever, and this movie only succeeds in driving that point home.

Overall rating: Half
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)

Reader Comments

Funky Dynamite
Nov 16th, 2009, 05:57 PM
By the way, the guy who directed it was not the same guy who narrated March of the Penguins.
Jason's a Furry! Run!
Nov 16th, 2009, 06:51 PM
Yeah, this one looked pretty bad. And while I normally have no problems with films that are sequels in name only (sure, I can't think of any examples right now, but I'm sure there's some good ones out there), I'll be passing this one up.

Though at least someone's gotta like it, since over on TVtropes it has a fairly positive mention.
With More Yes Than Ever
Nov 16th, 2009, 08:00 PM
The only scene from this movie that I remember was the kill with the condom. Her line "Ribbed, for her pleasure" doesn't help things either. I can't believe that that line has ingrained itself into my neurons.
Butt Wipe
Nov 16th, 2009, 08:23 PM
Only scene I remember from this movie was Bill Shatner falling out of a window for no reason.
Last of the Time Lords
Nov 16th, 2009, 09:56 PM
William Shatner in a bad movie? Surely you jest!

I love the original, but I never intend to see this one. Thanks you for confirming that my decision is a good one.
aint nobody
Nov 17th, 2009, 01:26 AM
travel back in time to stop yourself from seeing this,this was bad,uwe boll bad
Member
Nov 18th, 2009, 06:12 AM
Reminds me of the sequels to Highlander. Stinky much?
lurking on the walls
Nov 18th, 2009, 09:01 AM
Isn't Mila Kunis also the girl who does the voice of Meg on Family guy?
Strange blob from beyond
Nov 18th, 2009, 05:00 PM
I hated the original because I loved the book!
Forum Virgin
Nov 18th, 2009, 05:37 PM
Wasn't the whole idea of the "Psycho" part in the first film was that he was hallucinating all of his killings in the first place and that was the reason that at the end they talk about the guy he killed in the beginning was in Europe and alive? He was Psycho cause his middle schizophrenic hallucinations made him think he actually killed those people, and try to feed a cat to an ATM... At least that was what I got from it at least (haven't read the book so it might be more detailed in that as being real)

And if that is the case how can she have survived an attack that never happened?
Forum Virgin
Nov 19th, 2009, 03:06 PM
I haven't seen this or the original (I don't know why, the original doesn't interest me at all and I'm a huge horror fan), but I love Mila Kunis. I wonder, if it wasn't trying to tie into the original, and therefore get compared to the original, would it still be as terrible of a movie? Or would it be, as I get the impression it may, a pretty campy, entertaining movie?
pickled
Nov 19th, 2009, 04:07 PM
I have to agree about the poster. It's horrible.
Forum Virgin
Nov 20th, 2009, 12:45 PM
I'm sorry but American Psycho wasn't a great film. If you read the book, you'd see that they left soooooo much out. I mean the violence is so over the top and gory if they made a true adaptation it would be NC-17 for sure. As for the sequal, why do they make that crap? I heard about the Donnie Darko sequal too and have probably the same amount of enthusiasm for it, 0%.
Space Viking Repo Man
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:28 AM
I think I stuck with the movie for five minutes, and then stopped when it was revealed that Meg from Family Guy just happened to kill Patrick Bateman. As fucking if. As fucking if.
Member
Nov 26th, 2009, 09:02 PM
The first American Psycho has to be one of the absolute worst movies I've ever seen. I can't believe there are people who liked that pile of shit.
Bustin makes me feel good
Nov 27th, 2009, 05:40 PM
Have Igone crazy or did I just see an ad for DIANETICS on this page?