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Halloween Reviews

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½ November 14, 2018
Halloween (2018) is able to create its own atmosphere and tone, it does not have the feel of a generic reboot or just another sequel. The atmosphere resembles that of the 1978 classic, while making note of the societal changes that have occurred over the last 40 years. The strength of this film is the impending confrontation between Lauri Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her attacker/brother, Michael Myers. The supporting cast is adequate but they don't bring much substance to the story, and are mostly forgettable characters that are used as convenient plot devices and to fill the audience in with clunky exposition. Luckily, Curtis is still able to carry the bulk of the movie on her shoulders, as she resurrects the terrorized, yet strong lead character that made the original film such a classic. Michael Myers is more savage and barbaric in this film, aimlessly killing most anyone that crosses his path without a clear sense of rhyme or reason. Much like the original, the final act is the strongest and most intense part of the film, and the final result is mostly satisfying. Director David Gordon Green does not try to reinvent the wheel here, he provides us a basic, yet effective slasher movie that is able to stand on its own two feet the entire time. In my opinion, this is the best out of the Halloween sequels, and finishes a distant second to the original source material. I think most Halloween fans, as well as horror fans in general, will appreciate the effort made here to bring another classic Halloween film.
November 13, 2018
best movie of all time
November 13, 2018
The film started as a cheap horror flick. The film didn't start to get interesting up until Laurie Strode (Jamie le Curtis character) comes face to face with Michael .
½ November 13, 2018
I liked the movie. About a month later I don't get how people don't like it.
November 13, 2018
Great movie with a great cast. Jamie lee was amazing , the hunted beomes the hunter
½ November 13, 2018
A very much needed spark to the Halloween franchise. It has its flaws, but they are forgivable. If you hold on too tightly to anything, it will disappoint you. Go in with an open mind, and enjoy a fun horror film.
November 13, 2018
Amazing! Hilarious and scary above all!
½ November 13, 2018
Halloween is a heat pounding ride through the whole movie. This is the best Halloween sequel by far and feels like the original Halloween met rob zombies Halloween when it comes to gore. I enjoyed the movie alot and can't wait for the sequel
November 13, 2018
Jamie Lee Curtis's 40 year return makes for a great story of TRAUMA that she has surffered for the last forty years.
½ November 12, 2018
An excellent example of how good slashers used to and can be.
November 12, 2018
With an old school feel, Myers is terrifying. A great sequel.
November 12, 2018
Best scary movie mad in a LONG time. Entertaining the whole way through!
½ November 12, 2018
The movie failed to intrigue the audience with something fresh and new. Even though the actors were the same as the original, the plot could have been written to provide a shock factor and more suspense which it failed to. It dimmed down to all audiences instead of catering to a mature one.
November 12, 2018
enjoyable but confusing in not knowing that this was almost a reboot film.
½ November 12, 2018
Great sequel. I always love Jamie Lee Curtis, and her performance in this is no exception. It was a fun Halloween movie and a good little thrill. i don't feel it was as scary as the first, but still entertaining.
½ November 12, 2018
An acceptable direct sequel to the original 1978 Halloween. Not as violent or gory as I had hoped it would be but I should have expected it to be toned down considering it's a mainstream release by Blumhouse. Still better than all the other sequels and those horrible Rob Zombie remakes.
½ November 12, 2018
A solid slasher movie, and probably the best of the Halloween sequels. The film probably shows a little too much of Michael Myers (both masked and unmasked) but pluses include a ferocious turn from the returning Jamie Lee Curtis, and a properly suspenseful climax.
½ November 12, 2018
An excellent sequel that plays with expectations and brings back the scariness of Michael Myers alongside great photography, an awesome soundtrack and one hell of a performance by Jamie Lee Curtis
November 12, 2018
although there are things I would change to the story line that would would've really made it great ( as everyone always thinks) still a great job w/ a serious revisit to this great franchise.
November 12, 2018
Artistic, high tension filled with bits of atmosphere dashed around that makes this movie a true successor to the original. There is passion, dedication and thought that all work together that really make this movie not only a very successful sequel but an example of how horror movies should be made. Jamie Lee Curtis is fantastic as a woman battling with old scars that still feel fresh and deep. After all the lackluster, cheaply made sequels that reeked of cheese, its refreshing to see a director that understands the technicality of the original and how it made Michael Myers the ultimate bogeyman.
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