18 June 2002 | clark-39
Way better than the original.
First things first: If you like the first American Psycho, do NOT see this movie. You'll just hate it. Its got nothing to do with the original at all. Whatever stood out for you in American Psycho that made you like it is not in here. Now on to the sequel. Let me just say that whoever decided to make this a direct-to-video should be shot. Several times. This is not trash like all other straight-to-video movies. The acting, the direction, and the writing are way too good for a direct-to-video movie. This is clearly cinema house material. Nothing about it feels like a direct-to-video movie. Its too good for that schlock. This is the best direct-to-video out there. Anyways, this movie is 100% fun. The killer, this time a sexy and determined college girl, does not keep killing the audience with that annoying crap about bands and business card fonts. She wants to get into the FBI training academy in Quantico. That's it. In order to better her chances, she decides to make herself the behavioral science teacher's new teaching assistant. She knows she'll get the job, it's not a question of if. But greatness demands sacrifice. That means several of her college buddies are dropping out -- for good. This movie is so much better than that piece of trash called American Psycho. Wow, it got good reviews, it's a take on 1980s materialism, it's a feminist satire! Well guess what? It sucks! It's boring! Wanna make a movie about the yuppie culture? Don't put a serial killer in it! I'm not sure if American Psycho was supposed to be funny, because it wasn't, but this one sure is. The killer is full of black humor and actually has a personality, unlike that loser Patrick Bateman. Take one line of hers for example. In the opening flashback, her babysitter has taken her along on a date with none other than Patrick Bateman (so glad they didn't use that garbage about how the killing was all imagined). Soon Patrick has the babysitter drugged and her tied to a chair. In the narrative, she says "I knew we should've gone to the movies. But when I got untied, I was really p***ed!" Lines like these make this movie a pleasure to watch. And whatever was going on in the first movie that was supposed to make me think Bateman was imagining himself killing people is nothing compared to this mind twister. By the end of the movie you'll still be trying to figure out what is going on. It's a real brain teaser. The acting is terrific. The girl serial killer this time is so much better than Christian Bale. Many people complain that this movie shouldn't be graced with the American Psycho title because it doesn't deserve it and it "ruins" the first movie. Well they are right about one thing, this movie doesn't deserve that title. It deserves better than to be the sequel to that piece of crap. You think this movie will hurt American Psycho? I think American Psycho will hurt THIS movie. Because all the people that hated the first one will pass this one up, too, thinking it's the same. Little do they know it's boat loads better. Basically, if you liked part one, you'll hate part two, and if you hated part one, you'll love part two. Direct-to-video? What a load of crap.