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Halloween Reboot(?) 2018


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So apparently they're gonna try again.  Jamie Lee Curtis is back, which is maybe is a good thing?  It seems like this isn't part of the awful Rob Zombie series, so that's a step in the right direction.



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I didn't care for Rob Zombie's remakes either. However, I'm also sick of these type of reboots as well. When Halloween H20 came out they were like, 'forget 3-6' this is the true sequel to Halloween 2.' Now they are saying, 'remember when we told you to forget 3-6? Well, forget 7-8 as well. This is the true sequel to Halloween 2.' :rolleyes:

 

I'll still see it though mainly because Halloween H20 didn't impress me.



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I'm okay with slasher films not sticking to a super strict continuity. For the most part I see them as all standalone films with (sometimes) the same characters.

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The Halloween franchise reminds me of those kid's books where you get to choose how you want the story to continue.  You flip to this page or that depending on your preference.  Anyone remember those?


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Those books were great.



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I didn't care for Rob Zombie's remakes either. However, I'm also sick of these type of reboots as well. When Halloween H20 came out they were like, 'forget 3-6' this is the true sequel to Halloween 2.' Now they are saying, 'remember when we told you to forget 3-6? Well, forget 7-8 as well. This is the true sequel to Halloween 2.' :rolleyes:

 

I'll still see it though mainly because Halloween H20 didn't impress me.

They're actually ignoring Halloween 2 too. But yeah, I'm also going  to see it. I have a soft spot for the Halloween movies not including the Zombie ones. I'll watch anything with Jamie Lee Curtis.



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Baby #3 was born right before this came out, so I just finally got to watch it for the first time. I liked what they did with ignoring all of the sequels and remakes. I like what they did with Laurie. I liked the crazy doctor. I liked Michael not being completely invulnerable, like his fingers getting blown off.

In short, I liked a lot of the pieces, but something about it felt off to me. I think that it was mostly that it lacked focus, at least with the granddaughter. She was a huge part of the movie but she was just kinda there and didn't connect all that well except her friends happened to be killed.

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I didn't comment on this-- shocking!

I pretty much echo your sentiments. I personally liked Laurie as the sister-- never loved the Thorn conspiracy stuff of the later sequels, but I LOVED how they explained these away as urban legends in-universe. It echoes the notion that horror stories harken back to telling tales around a campfire. Stories that change over time and based on who is telling them. Horror films, ahead of any other genre, are into sequels and remakes and reboots, so to tap into that idea is fun.

I loved Michael's first little run through town... but I never quite felt like the tension and vibe topped that moment. Laurie's trap was one of convenience, just sort of assuming Michael would track her down.

At the end of the day, I liked the movie-- but it didn't blow me away. And I definitely didn't think it was quite worth the hype.

At the time it was out, I was mostly just bitter that their marketing overwhelmed my movie and made it invisible. It was especially a bitter pill for my director because he is part of the Blumhouse family, having edited most of their hits.