Kept Halloween alive one more day.
Finally saw the new Halloween tonight, when it was over I liked it. Took a bit to get me to like it. Spoiler free…Once the super awkward setting up that you know and understand who Myers is and you know and understand that there were no other sequels before this then finally the movie becomes quiet good. Likeable characters and the pointless characters are an excellent metaphor that many won’t get. Myers is totally cold and bad ass. Sure Laurie is just being Sara Connor but she is actually quite good at it. It is also the first retro slasher that is filmed like an old school slasher without trying to “homage” it or make it hip. The lighting and pacing was great. The gore was often off camera but felt like it was for a reason not because of cheapness. The pacing made the violence feel fairly brutal.The use of the theme song as a slow sad version was actually really dumb but maybe just dumb to me because of how often I watch sitcoms and cartoons do that. Great twists , great ending and great use of Fate as the people around you deep down mean nothing when your fate as set… but dont worry its just a movie.
I still love the wacky Halloween 2 but this reimagining does give you a lot to talk about.