This movie is on Showtime right now. I am watching it for the second time (the first time was in the movie theatre during the opening weekend). I still do not like many aspects of this movie. Maybe it will grow on me? Maybe I will like the sequel to this remake? Time will tell. . .
One thing I noticed on a second view: Michael Myers kills two or three sets of couples as they are having sex. Couldn't he wait a little longer and come back later after they finish? ;D
Post by Leatherface on Jun 18, 2010 21:55:36 GMT -5
After watching it again recently I felt I should review this movie hope you all enjoy the review.
Okay where to begin? Well lets talk about the directing. Rob I will admit did a decent job with the angles in alot of scenes the cinematography was actually pretty good and he did as besta she could do with Michaels height in most scenes. However the shaky camera is NEVER a good thing and it's also annoying. Granted it's only done in some scenes but it's just not neccessary. it gets an 8/10
The music for the most part was okay. The music playing during Michael killing Judith was great but the music when Laurie is just walking with her freinds home was absent and couldve added more to the scene. I thought that God Of Thunderw as a cool opening song but the " Love Hurts" sequence was just stupid and didn't really do anything with advancing the plot. Although I thought it was cool that they played " Don't Fear The Reaper" and " Mr Sandman" in the film. But alot of the music was just stupid rock songs. Like "Tom Sawyer" playing in the truck stop was...weird the music gets a 7/10.
The writing was just terrible. Rob screwed here the most. Lets start off with the origin Rob started off great but lost it when the mother was a stripper and the character of Ronnie. Judith was bad too but it didn't bother me very much becuase she was gonna die anyway so it was okay for the most part. When Michael comitted the massacre the only problem was the white mask. Why incorporate it in his childhood? Daeg was scarier in the clown mask than the white mask and then for him to bury it and dig it up 17 years later was just stupid. But the massacre was okay for the most part. Michael in smiths grove was great until he killed the nurse. No one would give a patient who killed 4 people in a psychotic episode a metal fork to eat. The escape scene was good ( depend son the version though, I know about the rape version which is AWFUL! but I saw the uncut version which had him esecaping while being escorted) The interaction between child Michael and Loomis was great and you kinda felt bad for Michael. But Rob screwed up Loomis big time. Loomis in this movie is inconsistent and comes off as a jerk in certain scenes. An example of both of these is that Loomis calls Michael a "Psychopath" in one scene then he calls Michael " Pure Evil" in another scene. Insanity and Evil are two highly different things. They are not the same at all. Also theres inconsitensy with how many years he was lcoked up. The transition scene after Deborahs suicide says " 15 years later" but the characters say it was 17 years and judging by the age of Laurie Strode it was 17 not 15. Speaking of Laurie she wasn't written as badly as Loomis but that isn't saying much. In the first scene she comes off as annoying and unlikable and treated Tommy Doyle like crap. But in the babysitting scenes she seemed nice to them and when Laurie Annie and Lynda were walking home she was the only one who didn't tease Michael saying " That guy could be dangerous!" so she isn't written as badly but it doesn't help much. The best character here was Sheriff Brackett which is strange. A supporting character shouldn't be the best character in the movie but everysecond he was on I enjoyed it. The writing gets a 5/10
The Acting in this movie was okay for the most part. Daeg was a great child Michael and played off a psychopathic 10 year old VERY well. I was generally frightened by him which was great. Sheri Moon Zombie was actually good at playing the nice and sweet Deborah, she's no Betsy Palmer but I liked her in this film quite a bit. Malcom Macdowell disappointed me alot. He was good in the beginning but was boring throughout the rest of the film which is a shame. The only other time I enjoyed him was his interactions with Brackett. But taht was it. Scout Taylor Compton was good as Laurie and folks before you freak out remeber theres a major difference between acting and writing in movies. Scout was no Jamie Lee Curtis but she was decent for the most part. Tyler Mane was a terrible Michael Myers. Everytime he killed someone he grunted. Michael never grunts when he kills people. That's Jason who does that. Brad Douriff was great as Brackett he kept me interested in his character who originally didn't appeal to me in the original Halloween but here I wanted to see more of Brackett. The acting gets an 8/10.
Final thoughts: Granted while this isn't the best Halloween but it's definitely not the worst. It had alot of potential but it's story really wasn't that different and had Rob written it better and didn't have the shaky camera and actually looked up what a real mental patient looked like and mental hospital procedure and recatsed Mane this wouldve been great. I enjoy this film but it's not my favorite Halloween. If you ask me watch the unrated directors cut which ahs the original ending in which the Haddonfield PD guns Michael down and he dies. If Rob put in the original ending in the film rather than the poorly made one it wouldve been a better film. This is a violent movie and is unessecarily vulgar at times. The films gets a 7/10 not the worst but way better than H2
Post by Wesker's Shadow on Jul 5, 2010 20:19:27 GMT -5
i love the film i would have cut out everything in the beginning up to him killing his family, then edit out the boring hospital scenes to where he escapes , anyone else prefer the Theater version over the unrated version, i found it way to boring, and i hate rape scenes in general
The dialogue is incredibly insipid, crass, and totally unbelievable. The characters are thinner and more one-dimensional than a piece of white paper, and the motivations are absolutely straight out of a "how to make a B-movie" manual. The Michael Myers backstory is so cliched that it's laughable... he comes from a seriously dysfunctional household with an abusive/alcoholic father, a stripper mother who is barely hanging on to life, and a cruel, whore sister. Therefore, poor Michael becomes a serial killer! Makes sense, right? Not really...but, Zombie would like to fool people into thinking it does.
Post by Leatherface on Jun 12, 2011 20:50:30 GMT -5
I didn't mind the psycho killer aspect of Michael. Granted yes the dialogue was stupid and there were a lot of dumb things ( like Ronnie, the stripper mom, the way he got the mask etc) but I found it quite entertaining.
Post by SleepawayCamp661 on Jul 3, 2012 16:46:31 GMT -5
I gave it a solid 4/5,I don't care but I do like this remake alot Rob took Halloween and made it how he wanted to.Exploring Younger Michael I thought was a very cool idea this is remake Michael not Original Michael so there for it really doesn't ruin Michaels character this is how remake Michael is.The only problems I had was to many F-Bombs and Michael isn't as scary as he use to be.
Overall alright remake but Rob needs full creative control and his own ideas to make a good movie much like House Of A 1,000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects hopefully Rob just sticks with his ideas in the future.