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Halloween (Two-Disc Special Edition)
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What I liked about the remake was it gave us something fresh to work with. In the original Halloween we never really knew why Michael was bad, in this remake, the first thirty minutes or so expore the childhood of Michael Myers. People say that the dialog concerning Michael's family was wrong. Trust me, I have seen broken homes and Mr. Zombie gives us exactly what you would expect from a trashy family.
Besides satisfying my curiosity of Michael's childhood, I found this to be similar in many cases to the original, but at the same time the material was quite fresh with new chills and scares. Zombie took a masterpiece and reminded us why it is called a masterpiece. He accomplished a great job capturing a 70's look and theme, and did a great musical score as well. This is possibly the best horror remake that I've ever seen.
This remake doesn't really do that. It's not a slow burn stalker film, it's more in line with traditional slashers, with it's brutal sustained violence, and death seemingly just for the sake of having things in the movie.
This also delves more into the Michael Myers character, who is established more as a character here. In the original, he was more of an unknowable threat, who was scary in the sense that he was pretty unpredictable. Here, his backstory is fleshed out quite a bit from the start. And while it does add a new layer to the character, I don't know if this type of character really needed one. Maybe I have a bit of bias, but I feel like I preferred him as more of a blank slate type character. Really added to the terror I think.
And speaking of bias, i am a big fan of John Carpenter's work, so I would predictably prefer the original over the remake. So I did try to look at this as it's own work, but I couldn't see it as anything other than a predictable paint by numbers slasher film. Frequently throughout the two hour run time I found myself bored.
Though I will say that this is a well executed movie. It's the film's biggest strength. And it's honestly a big reason why i would recommend this film in spite of it's flaws. It feels like it has an actual budget, and the overall film making it very well done.Read more ›
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I thought it was john carpenters version but it was rob zombies instead. The only good part of the movie is malcolm mcdowell. Otherwise its pretty dumb.Published 16 hours ago by Britta Harda Peterson
The movie does an awesome job of displaying the systematic change from disturbed young boy to silent murderer in the case of Michael Myers. Read morePublished 17 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Super scary movie and I love it. Have seen it many, many times and it gets better each time.Published 1 day ago by charles
Great twist on the old movies. The old versions are great to reminisce, but this is a great up to date Horror movie :) Can't wait to watch it this year!Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
Love this reboot/remake! Rob Zombie can make some rather sadistic films with gore and violence but that's my style too! Great flic! Can't wait til the 2nd one comes to PRIME!Published 7 days ago by Philly