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bwood
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"Halloween (David Gordon Green, 2018)"


  

          

The Great Trailer Drop of 2018 continues!

Can't wait to see this shit!

https://youtu.be/ek1ePFp-nBI

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Subject Author Message Date ID
yeah I'm interested
Jun 08th 2018
1
I stand with you on that first Rob Zombie movie
Jun 08th 2018
3
nah they'll be ok.
Jun 11th 2018
4
I enjoyed the first, the second was questionable
Oct 22nd 2018
17
this looks good.
Jun 08th 2018
2
Was on the fence but didn't know DGG directed this
Jun 11th 2018
5
On the fence, trailer not different than any other slasher
Jun 11th 2018
6
Halloween - New Trailer
Sep 05th 2018
7
I enjoyed the fuck out of this.
Sep 24th 2018
8
this shit sucks.
Oct 19th 2018
9
I've heard way more good things
Oct 19th 2018
10
do you like the original?
Oct 19th 2018
11
absolutely
Oct 19th 2018
12
this is the review I most agree with:
Oct 19th 2018
13
      I agree with that review but didn't hate it.
Oct 28th 2018
20
I enjoyed this quite a lot (small SPOILER at the end)
Oct 22nd 2018
14
Agreed, this movie was great
Oct 22nd 2018
15
      RE: Agreed, this movie was great
Oct 27th 2018
19
This was a fun movie...we enjoyed the hell out of it
Oct 22nd 2018
16
Liked it
Oct 22nd 2018
18
Not really a spoiler, but
Oct 29th 2018
21
liked it more than i thought i would.
Nov 29th 2018
22

BigWorm
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1. "yeah I'm interested"
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Unlike many people, I actually liked Rob Zombie's Halloween movies (except for the last 30 seconds of Part 2), but this re-re-boot looks like a nice return to form.

And I like that they gave Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode the Sarah Connor treatment, but...

That's a tough one for a horror movie. It definitely takes away from the creepiness/terror when you have a tough, resilient, ready-to-battle protagonist that you know is going to survive the movie.

And yet I really hate it horror movies build up iconic or "baddass" characters, only to kill them off for shock value and then leave you with protagonists that you couldn't give a shit about.

Can this movie find a good balance?

Hope so.

  

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Mgmt
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3. "I stand with you on that first Rob Zombie movie"
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>Unlike many people, I actually liked Rob Zombie's Halloween
>movies (except for the last 30 seconds of Part 2), but this
>re-re-boot looks like a nice return to form.
>
>And I like that they gave Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode the
>Sarah Connor treatment, but...
>
>That's a tough one for a horror movie. It definitely takes
>away from the creepiness/terror when you have a tough,
>resilient, ready-to-battle protagonist that you know is going
>to survive the movie.
>
>And yet I really hate it horror movies build up iconic or
>"baddass" characters, only to kill them off for shock value
>and then leave you with protagonists that you couldn't give a
>shit about.
>
>Can this movie find a good balance?
>
>Hope so.

  

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Tiger Woods
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Mon Jun-11-18 11:54 AM

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4. "nah they'll be ok."
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Jamie Lee Curtis will die saving her granddaugther or something, and that actress will carry the franchise

  

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Paps_Smear
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Mon Oct-22-18 10:10 AM

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17. "I enjoyed the first, the second was questionable"
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I know a lot of people shit on Rob Zombies first Halloween because it explained too much on why Michael was evil. In the original he came from what looks like a nice upper class family, he was just pure evil with no explanation. Since Zombies movie was sort of a re telling I didn't mind that we got to see that side of him as a kid.

The second movie had me hype as hell at the beginning. That hospital scene was absolutely brutal and I thought I was in for a ride. After that dream sequence I found the main character to be insufferable and honestly was waiting for her to just die and let her friend be the survivor in this film. It felt too much like a Rob Zombie music video instead of a Halloween flick. That white horse shit was ridiculous and should have been left out. Felt like a cheap attempt to have his wife in another movie. The ending was awful as well. Still I suffer though the movie just to watch that opening sequence because it's so well done.

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Reeq
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2. "this looks good."
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jigga
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5. "Was on the fence but didn't know DGG directed this"
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I liked RZ's too & will probably give this a shot as well now

  

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Deebot
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6. "On the fence, trailer not different than any other slasher"
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still has potential to just be a Halloween cash grab with JLC as the bait. We shall see.

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j0510
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7. "Halloween - New Trailer"
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Halloween - New Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_-x4Dwz-rU

  

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bwood
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8. "I enjoyed the fuck out of this."
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This is gonna be divisive for a lot of reasons. With that said, this is much funnier than I anticipated.

Very much stays true to the original in most aspects.

Can't wait to see this again. This shit is NOT gonna be for everybody.

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Deebot
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9. "this shit sucks."
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Dull, lifeless, and terribly written. Zero memorable scenes. JLC is fine, but she's given very little to work with due to the undercooked amateurish writing, and is missing for very large stretches of the film. There is unintentional comedy, and the intentional comedy is generic fluff that largely misses.

Here's to hoping the Suspiria remake is better...

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Paps_Smear
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10. "I've heard way more good things"
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Than I've heard bad.

The horror community seems to think they nailed it with this one, and they hate most of the Halloween sequels.

I'll be checking it out this weekend.

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11. "do you like the original?"
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12. "absolutely"
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13. "this is the review I most agree with:"
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https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/halloween-2018

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20. "I agree with that review but didn't hate it."
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it's fine, which is both disappointing (considering the original) and a surprise (considering the sequels) at the same time.

the main point I agree with tho, is there is no atmosphere. the first one is a classic because it's just so moody and creepy -- here we just have extra gore, which anybody can do. they pulled off a great mix in a few scenes (about half the ending, the motion sensor lawn) but overall it wasn't very tense.

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14. "I enjoyed this quite a lot (small SPOILER at the end)"
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Everyone's opinion is valid, but I don't agree with the other player. I think the writing is just fine.

I didn't think it was that scary/creepy, but slasher films don't really unsettle me. BUT more than even a horror movie, I saw this as a movie about how a woman's PTSD as a survivor of a massacre 40 years ago destroys her relationship with her family, and how the only way she can restore that relationship is by facing the demon from her past.

I think it ends on a perfect note, and I hope there's no sequel. There will be, though, and it will totally ruin the effectiveness of this movie.

The Bad: the same problems with the original apply here. First, how the fuck does Michael Myers even know how to drive a car? Second, Myers somehow always seem to know exactly where to go to find the people he wants to kill. How does he know to go to this gas station right when certain people will be there? How does he know exactly where Laurie Strode's super bunker hidden in the woods is located? How does he even know how to get from the prison to Haddonfield? Dude was caught long before the GPS was invented. You have to just ignore this shit and go along for the ride.

The Good: Jamie Lee Curtis owns this. Judy Greer is decent for most of it, then has a significant moment near the end that had the audience cheering. I only caught some of the references/easter eggs to previous films, but the ones I did catch had me grinning. A scene with Myers in plain sight just going from house to house jacking up the neighborhood was really effective. And again the climax was perfect to me.

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If Laurie Strode spent her whole life in training, waiting for the chance to kill Michael Myers, I don't believe that she would just ride off into the sunset while the house burned down with Myers in it. She would stand outside the house and watch that shit burn down to ashes, just to make sure Myers was legit dead this time. He survived being shot point blank and falling out of a house the first time. This time she would definitely watch him burn and look for his remains once the fire went out. I know they were leaving it open for a sequel but it didn't jive with the character.






  

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15. "Agreed, this movie was great"
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Really felt like the perfect Halloween squeal. I've been on a binge of them due to the season and they all have their faults, this one corrects most of the mistakes in the others and it's a welcome to the new timeline that only includes the original and this one.

*Spoiler*





He doesn't know where her bunker is, he's taken there by the crazy ass doctor and let lose to kill. Ol boy wanted to see how his lion would act in the wild, and got exactly what he asked for.

Also I think him being at the gas station at the same time as the folks doing a podcast on him just showed how mostly everyone in the Halloween series is just in the wrong place at the wrong time. If they would have just left that would have been it. Michael was murdering some folks in the gas station and just happened to run across them.

Loved the kids wearing the three different mask from part 3 and him doing the random killings around the neighborhood was a throw back to part 2.

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19. "RE: Agreed, this movie was great"
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I didn't catch the masks from 3, that's cool, haven't seen that movie in over 20 years tho now. I just watched the first one before this again to refresh.

I really enjoyed this. The crazy doctor probably the weakest to me, a twist that seemed a little too goofy to me but I'll let it slide. Overall this was a pretty fun sequel.

  

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16. "This was a fun movie...we enjoyed the hell out of it"
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18. "Liked it"
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Lot's of dumb choices - it's a horror movie what do you expect

Jamie Lee did her thing with this one

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21. "Not really a spoiler, but"
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I think the dumb choices were put in there on purpose. Whenever anybody did anything "obvious", our audience groaned and laughed out loud, lol.





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22. "liked it more than i thought i would. "
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way better than the rob zombie flicks.

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