Movie Review: Halloween


This movie is a continuation of the Halloween franchise that started 40 years ago in 1978 – this latest film being the sixth. All of these movies follow the same exact pattern. They have several false alarms that happen to startle the audience. The evil murdering villain has no lines and chases people around and kills them horribly using several different methods. No matter what anyone does the murderer does not seem to ever die, even though he sustains injuries more than adequate to cause his death. Most importantly, all of the people involved react in the most stupid ways while running for their lives or trying to fight the murderer. In other words, all of these films are ridiculous and idiotic, this newest one being one of the dumbest.

Jamie Lee Curtis has starred in all of these movies starting out her career at age 20 with the first one, and now at age 60, she looks a good deal older than her age. At the end of this movie, like all the movies there is doubt that Micheal Meyers is finally dead – because if this movie makes a great deal of money, he will be back again, probably in about 2 years. Some 20 years ago, in the movie “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later”, Jamie Lee Curtis takes an ax and cuts off the head of Michael Meyers. So why or how can he now be alive to once again attack everyone? I can only guess that the producers thought that enough time has gone by to make yet another one of these stupid movies even though the main character was decapitated. One day there will be an intelligent slasher movie where everybody involved reacts in intelligent ways to either run away, or fight back. Unfortunately, we are a long way from seeing a movie like that, because once something works and makes money, Hollywood will just do the same thing again because anything else would be too big of a risk.

I am very surprised by the Rotten Tomatoes high ratings for this latest bad slasher movie of 80%, because my rating is in the 20% range. This movie should be missed just like all of the other movies in the Halloween franchise because of its extreme stupidity.