Movie: "American Psycho 2"
Directed by: Morgan J. Freeman
Writing credits: Alex Sanger, Karen Craig
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.
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)
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