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Halloween Kills (2021)
Feels like fanfiction.
I hate this movie.
Michael Myers isn't even the focus of the movie, and when he is, these scenes feel like the weakest since part IV. It has plenty of gore and the gore is alright, I'd even say it's impressive, but Halloween is not about the gore! It never has been! The first (and only good) movie had almost 0 gore due to its low budget, and made Michael Myers scary through the build up to the kill, which there is almost none of in this movie.
They got the physicality of Michael Myers wrong, he's far too brutal for Michael Myers, and the editing does him no favors either. The reason the original works is because most of the kills are one, uninterrupted shot.
And that's my next thing, you can really feel that this is not a John Carpenter movie. Especially during the flashback before the title card, it just feels off. The way it's shot, the way it's edited, the dialogue, all of it essentially feels like a fan film.
This is fanfiction. If it weren't for the large cast, the gore, and Jamie Lee Curtis, this would feel like a student film.
About Jamie lee Curtis, she is asleep for half of the movie! She never even interacts with Michael Myers in this film which maybe wouldn't be a bad thing if it didn't cut back to her every 2 minutes!
This movie fails because the cast is TOO big. Michael Myers has never faced off against a large group of people, he's not supposed to. He picks people off. And there's nothing that makes him less scary than seeing him getting beat up by a bunch of randoms, even if he comes back to life and kills them a few moments later.
I paid for peacock premium to watch this, and what a waste of $5. Watch the original and pretend that the story ends there.
Prisoners is one of the hardest-to-watch films I've ever seen, it's incredibly emotionally traumatic to get through, yet my eyes were glued to the screen the whole time. Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman both give amazing performances, Hugh Jackman should have gotten an Oscar for this film.