Ian's Movie Reviews
Short Reviews of Movies, Board Games, and Other Stuff

Halloween 2018

This movie turned out to be quite a worthy sequel to its predecessor (despite the choice to give it the SAME EXACT TITLE!). It really played on the idea of Michael as this soulless human being, and shows Laurie going all Sarah Conner on us. The idea of Michael as an old man is intriguing, even though we never really see his face, and the opening where the reporters try to get a reaction out of him is a pretty good kick off to the film.

One could argue that this is just another in the long line of nostalgia-fueled rehashes we’ve been seeing lately. It does touch on a lot of that, with the recapping on his sister’s murder, the bus crash scene being reminiscent of the asylum break out, and lines like the one that dismiss Halloween 2 (and all the others I suppose). But it still feels like a natural progression of the story, and its interesting to revisit the events 40 years later.

As or the suspense, I thought the movie took a while to get a footing, but when it did it really worked. The aforementioned crash scene was eerie, but there was a scene at a garage shop which lacked in suspense and felt more just like brutal violence. But once we kick into the babysitter familiarity, the suspense ramps up well. I really liked the final showdown.

And lets face it; that mask is damn cool.

8/10

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