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Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001)


6/10: A great second movie
Friday, July 23, 2021

Mary Lambert once directed music videos - Janet Jackson's "Control" and five videos for Madonna including "Borderline," "Like a Virgin," "Material Girl," "La Isla Bonita" and "Like a Prayer" - before making Pet Sematary. And yes, she went on to make a Disney Channel movie, as well as Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.It's been two years since we last saw Marnie (Kimberly J. Brown), who has spent the time learning magic from her grandmother Aggie (Debbie Reynolds) in Halloweentown. While hosting a mortal neighborhood Halloween party in our universe, Marnie tries to impress new neighbor Kal (Daniel Kountz) by showing off Aggie's magically-hidden room. Before you can say plot device, Aggie notices something wrong with the portal between our worlds, sending her back to Halloweentown.It turns out that Kal is really the son of Kalabar - didn't see that coming with that name, huh? - and he's cast a Gray Spell over the entire realm, making the...

10/10: Better than the first
Saturday, October 13, 2001

possible spoiler - don't read if you don't want to know. The talented Kimberly J. Brown reprises her role from the first Halloweentown, with Debbie Reynolds playing her grandmother. I find it impressive that Kimberly can interact effectively with a star of that magnitude, it says a lot for her professionalism at 16 years old. While the plot of both movies is pure fantasy, the second movie adds more characters to the mythology of Halloweentown, and builds on the foundation of the first movie by reviving the villain in a new guise, and shows both the naive nature of the teenage Marnie - and of her vulnerable mother. Watch out teen actresses - a 10 year old is nipping on your heels! Sophie has a much greater role in this movie than the first, and is a real charmer. Give her three years or less, and we may see that young actress in a title role in Disney movie! The younger...

6/10: For me it was okay
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

While everyone recognizes the "High School Musical" Disney Channel original movies, that actually wasn't the most prolific Disney Channel original movie series. It's actually this lesser known one called "Halloweentown". The title is quite misleading as Kalabar doesn't even appear in this. He died in the last one and actually stayed dead. This movie instead tells the story of his son trying to get revenge by turning the inhabitants of the monster world into humans and vice versa. The monochrome effects are done quite well.The downside is that we don't get to see many of the monsters and they usually just stay in the same location. I haven't seen the first film in ages, but I at least remember that it was more creative with more variety. These movies are by no means great, but I'd still choose them over the "High School Musical" films. Okay, that's not much of a compliment...

10/10: Good movies
Monday, September 12, 2005

I really enjoy all three Halloweentown movies though the only thing missing from Halloween High was Marnie's friend Luke. Maybe he's too old to be in High School anymore but that doesn't mean he couldn't have come over to give some moral support. ;-) These movies maybe intended for kids but I really enjoyed them! When the first two came to TV, I taped them and had a neighbour copy them onto a few more VCR tapes for other kids I knew. A Halloween movie that's not at all scary is something I enjoy. I can't wait to buy all three movies on DVD! :o)I am having someone I know who lives in the U.S. pick up a copy of each movie for me and mail it to me. Though I'm the only with a VCR copy of Halloween High and one day hope to pass the third installment onto all of...

9/10: Not as good as "Halloweentown" but still AWESOME
Wednesday, October 25, 2006

This movie was very good. It was funny, mysterious, cool, and interesting, it wasn't as good as number 1, but it was still great! Disney should keep it going with good movies like these. I liked all of them(except number 4) because of the originality they put into the characters and the plots. The acting was excellent and the character Sophie was still as cute as can be! Dylan grew, certainly grew. He grew all ugly looking and what not. Even more dorky but that doesn't matter. The writing was excellent and it still had all the excitement from the original film. You will enjoy Kimberly J. Brown's performance because she is a great actress and very pretty. Enjoy all of these movies, i suggest buying them ALL!! 9/10

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