- Aug 4, 2022
I really liked this film, although
the final Laurie/Michael showdown felt kind of tacked on to what was Corey and Allison's story.
As someone who doesn't particularly go for horror films, the first is a bona fide great film in general. It's like Alien, a premise that works nearly perfectly in marriage to the execution and is such a simple, novel concept that it's a shame sequelitis and franchising has overshadowed its merits as a single experience that can't really be repeated or emulated.I haven’t seen any of the Halloween films but the overwhelmingly negative critical response to this latest one has me curious to see what’s wrong.
KIND OF?I really liked this film, althoughthe final Laurie/Michael showdown felt kind of tacked on to what was Corey and Allison's story.
In a lot of ways the Halloween franchise is cursed to have such a perfect first entry -- contrast with Friday the 13th, which has just a (IMO) serviceable first film, leaving all subsequent entries without the burden of having to live up to a masterpiece.KIND OF?
Anyway, I really dislike David Gordon Green's Halloween films, but this third one maybe was the best one, at least for part of it.
I love the original, but I also like the (original) sequels, because I am a horror fan and I find franchises fascinating, especially when they get bad/goofy/weird/etc. I just love the whole journey. I find the original sequels charming, but Green's films to be kind of arrogant and annoying.