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This movie was so-so. It had it's moments, but wasn't the greatest.
Yo, there's no way for me to review this film without saying, take your *insert ethnicity + "ass" here* to see this film,like now. You have to see it in order to know what you're really messing with.
The best films of this genre always show a path and provide a takeaway for being a better person.
Don't compare Rob Zombie's Halloween to John Carpenter's Halloween. First off if you watched Rob's previous films you'll understand his take on violence is over the top. This rendition of Michael Myers is alot different from Carpenter's. This Halloween shows why Michael became the evil menacing monster he always was. Were as John carpenter's halloween gives you no explanation on why Michael is so evil the only explanation we do get is from Dr. Loomis. Now from a logical standpoint there is some parts of the film that make no since but its easy to look past them. But it's a very different take on the story Michael Myers so don't compare it to the original. Rob Zombie's Halloween it is own movie and its a great movie just not for some.
I respect Rob Zombie for approaching this Halloween remake with a more divergent and comprehensive design instead of using means of replication (for at least the first hour of this retelling). However, these new explorations pan out as eminently unnecessary and rather cataclysmic to the story of Michael Myers. Humanzing the character of Michael felt off-brand and almost betraying of the monstrous character that made him so devastatingly horrifying. It's strange though, because even though I didn't favor the changes Zombie was making to the story, I certainly wished he would continue to present more inventive themes that hadn't yet been explored in the Halloween lore as the film went along. It's unfortunate that the second half of the movie becomes a near copy of the original Halloween. If there's one fact for certain, it's that if you're going to remake a film, don't try to mimic it. Make it something different and fresh that could possibly further improve the lore. For the most part, I didn't enjoy any of the new portrayals of past characters (with the exception of Malcolm McDowell as Dr. Loomis) which is mainly because of the script that the actors/actresses were given. Conversations between many of the characters seemed vastly exaggerated and quixotic creating a sense of unbelievability that was quite bothersome. I didn't favor any of Zombie's directing techniques; nothing surely could compare to Carpenter's directorial style. As I was basking in the movie I just kept asking myself, "Why did this need to be made?" Well, the answer is simple: "It didn't." (Verdict: C-)
1ST and foremost Rob Zombie is a hack---compleatly ruined my favorite movie of all time--The start of the film already sets the tone for the train wreck your in for--Wow Michael Myers is white trash--NO!!--in the original he looked like he was from a good house hold not the trailor park--Vulgar -torture porn--and the second part of the movie is just a cheap rushed Zombied out version of the original--and why is Myers this towering giant like Jason he was an average sized dude in the original--Terrible movie and director--save your time and just watch the classic you will be glad you did and PLEASE for the love of all thats good DO NOT watch the sequel it is worse than this one.
This is Rob Zombie's remake of the original Halloween. It is a little bit slow to get into, but it speeds up. This film focuses a bit more on Michael Myers' childhood and when he finally snapped. Basically the events before he was locked up and assigned to Dr. Loomis.
The movie is pretty long and there will be a few moments that are cringeworthy toward the end, but keep in mind they are adaptations from the original so if you're a fan of the original then you have to cringe at both since he followed the manuscript of the original pretty much toward the end.
If you're a true horror film fan and fan of the Halloween series you will absolutely love this film for giving you more depth into the character of Mikey Myers. This film is a masterpiece compared to most horror films that don't place much emphasis on developing a character and building up suspense to keep you on the edge.