Ok, so I haven’t officially done a review for the new Halloween on my site yet…..but here’s my review of it in a nutshell:
Loved the look of it, loved most of the nods to the original, loved the look of Michael Myers and the fact that Nick Castle was back. Hated most of the humor, didn’t love the whole ‘I’ve been waiting 40 years for him to escape so I can kill him’ Jamie Lee Curtis storyline, and most importantly……I hated that Michael Myers wasn’t scary.
Which brings me to this brief rant. Now, I enjoyed the new movie just fine. I didn’t love it. I didn’t think it was amazing. And it probably won’t even be in my Top 5 for the year. But I liked it. Why can’t we make Michael Myers scary again though? Oh – I’m sure some people will say that he was scary in this. Stomping a head into pieces does not make him scary. Appearing in the shadows, popping up in the background of a shot so you can barely see him, and methodically stalking a victim makes him scary. And the mask breathing. None of which was really found here.
I think that’s why the humor was a huge miss for me. I get it – Danny McBride and David Gordon Green write comedy. But I don’t need that in a Halloween movie. Sure, a little humor can help break up the flow of a horror movie in a good way – because the contrast that comes later on with the dread and killing can make it all the more unsettling. I just really missed my scary Michael when I watched this ‘sequel’. I even think back to Halloween II (which I honestly love btw), and that scene where Jamie Lee Curtis is crawling across the hospital parking lot. Just so well done.
I have faith though. Because there will be a sequel to the new Halloween (money talks…..and Michael’s breathing at the end) – and I am hoping…..and praying…..that Michael Myers can and will be scary again. And btw – what the hell happened to the asshole boyfriend in the movie? He didn’t deserve to die? Psssshhhh.