Halloween (2018)

Directed by David Gordon Green.  Written by Green, Jeff Fradley and Danny McBride.  Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Haluk Bilginer, Will Patton, James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle.

Plot: Laurie Strode confronts Michael Myers after narrowly escaping him decades earlier

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A couple of “journalist” quacks who just want to understand Michael go to talk to him, but he won’t talk.  So, they go to Laurie, who impolitely tells them that there is no understanding Michael.  Also, it turns out that Laurie had a daughter, Karen, who she taught to fight and shoot, but who was taken from her at the age of 12.  And now Karen has her own daughter, Allyson, who is actually much nicer to her grandmother than her mother is.

Anyway, Michael ends up escaping while being transferred and of course, it’s Halloween and he just starts his spree killing all over again.  When Laurie finds out, she goes straight to Karen, but Karen kicks her out because “the world is filled with love and understanding” and she doesn’t want her negativity anymore.  Well, isn’t she stupid??  What world is she living in?

Now, I really feel like giving most things away, so I’m going to.  I warn you now, the movie was good, we liked it, but there are spoilers on the way.

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First of all, Michael kills a kid, which we didn’t like.  He does however, skip over the baby and the funny black boy gets away, so that’s awesome.  Second of all, the doctor ends up being cuckoo bananas.  He says he doesn’t want Michael harmed, but more than that, he wants to know how it feels to kill.  Luckily, Michael kills him after he kills the sheriff because you really want him dead at that point.  Third of all, the end is wicked cool.  I won’t give everything away, but there’s a nice little 3 generation girl power thing going on.  And Karen really redeems herself in my eyes.  But not in DJ’s.

DJ didn’t like anyone, but Laurie.  I liked the kills quite a bit, but DJ disagreed with me there, too.  We did agree on most things though.  For instance, the cast was awesome, the specials were wicked and the best thing was that it was funny itself, not taking itself too, too seriously.  However, it did change the rules a bit.  They’re not family in this one, which means that Michael is going after her for no real reason at all and we just didn’t like that aspect.  But we do recommend it.

My score: 60.  DJ’s score: 54.

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