American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002)
Rachel is a criminology student hoping to land a position as a teacher's assistant for professor Robert Starkman. She's sure this position will pave the way to an FBI career, and she's willing to do anything to obtain it -- including killing her classmates. The school psychiatrist, Dr. Daniels, becomes aware that Rachel is insane, but Rachel is skilled at her dangerous game of death and identity theft.
To me, this movie is perfection.
the audience applauded
Absolutely the worst movie.
Good films always raise compelling questions, whether the format is fiction or documentary fact.
At the age of 12, Rachael (Mila Kunis) is held captive by Patrick Bateman along with her babysitter. She manages to escape leaving behind a dead Patrick. She doesn't tell anybody and becomes fascinated with psycho killers. Six years later, she's an ace student eagerly attending professor Starkman (William Shatner)'s class. She is pushing to be the new class assistant and on the fast track to the FBI. But the school administrator doesn't let freshmen apply. That's before she was murdered by a hooded killer. Brian (Robin Dunne) is a scheming rich boy with poor grades who is underhandedly pushing for the same job.Mary Harron is gone. Of course, Christian Bale is nowhere to be seen. That's not all there is to the changes. The tone is all light weight. It feels like Nancy Drew takes up killing. That music just makes everything worst. So one must abandon the original to see this movie for what it is and not what one wants it to be. A serial killing Nancy Drew is not the worst concept. I wish it was done better and without that annoying music. About halfway thru, there is a nice little reveal. It changes the tone temporarily to something better but it changes back. That music and the comical tone just makes this movie feel very cheesy. Even the final reveal which is nice cannot save this.
If this movie had been made as just another crime/thriller movie and not as a sequel to American Psycho, I honestly think it would have been slightly more successful; the reason being is that those who have seen the first movie will have high expectations of this one (unless they have viewed this IMDb page) and be making comparisons throughout the 90 minute duration. As a sequel to a highly successful thriller movie, this movie falls far short of the mark; even as a thriller this movie still falls short. Both the story and the characters are highly undeveloped, which makes the movie unbelievable. In comparison to the first film it is nowhere near as graphic, which contributes to the unbelievable story and makes the film less sadistic. Parts of the dialogue are laughable but not in a black comedy way like the first one. One of the biggest problems I had with the film is that nobody noticed when someone was killed, there was no police investigation, no panic from the community and this is where the movie again tries to use the same elements that made the first one so successful but in this setting I think it leaves the audience questioning why and adding to the incredulous story. All the shortcomings of the film are because it tries to emulate the first one but in order to even be considered on the same level as the first this film needed to be a lot darker, wittier and graphic and then developed further from that. Really the only positives I can say about this film is the performances from Mila Kunis and William Shatner were brilliant; I think they have done well to breathe life into a dull script and really carried the movie. Parts of the dialogue were also well written ("ribbed for her pleasure" for example) but I think these moments were well out weighed by the negatives. If you have seen the first film and found it to be a masterpiece of both filmmaking and storytelling, then you will need to lower your expectations immensely before seeing this but if you are looking for a b-grade possibly even c-grade movie that's lightly entertaining but still a cut above Sharknado and Paranormal Activity 2 than this film is for you.
I almost fell asleep during this retarded movie i wish i could erase it from my memory's. William shatner is a terrible actor in this. Milas Cunis is also bad. I found myself closing my eyes wishing this was Family Guy. I would never recommend this to anyone...They should ban this movie for being so bad. I didn't pay to see this but i almost feel like i deserve a refund for my wasted time. Id rather go take a $#It.. Christian Bale was not in this.. because they probably could not afford real actors. I thought this wood bee a great movie because the first one did not suck @$$. I think the soundtrack was written by a 3 year old... also the story. They should use this movie as an example of how not to make a movie.
Though it's a good film, I've never been the biggest fan of the original "American Psycho" (starring Christian Bale and based on the bestseller by Brett Easton Ellis). Maybe that was a good thing when I popped in this loose sequel, as it offers us a new and more or less stand-alone storyline. Years ago, Rachael (Mila Kunis) was the only surviving victim of serial killer Patrick Bateman. She was just a little kid back then and apparently even managed to kill Bateman, thus ending his killing spree. That's about the only thing that ties this sequel to the original. Now Rachael has become a luscious student on a mission to become an FBI agent, to kill more serial killers. But not only those depraved souls. No, she's bonkers enough to eliminate everyone who gets in her way. Or just kill for fun even, as a little practice never hurts.I believe "AP2: AAG" gets a bad reputation simply for being a sequel to a more famous, theatrically released movie. Being produced & marketed as a sequel, it was an easy target for people to just label it as inferior or commonly bad. But it's not. "AP2: AAG" stands very well on its own. It's funny, gruesome at moments and has a good pace & fine twists in the mix. Normally I'm not in favor of a movie throwing a whole bunch of (hip) songs on the soundtrack, but here they actually worked and were pretty much in sync with the whole (light-hearted) feel of the film. The gorgeous Mila Kunis delivers a delightfully enthusiastic performance and was well-cast in her role. Even William Shatner has a chance to do some good things again with his character of FBI-agent-turned-teacher Starkman. Seriously, people, forget about the original, just lighten up and at least try to enjoy this sequel. I did, and it wasn't a problem.