(spoiler-free movie review)
Halloween Kills delivers on it’s name with brutal carnage, courtesy of Michael Myers, but falls short in every other way. The story is a convoluted mess with implausible(and often laughable) moments that’ll have you shaking your head in disbelief.
Halloween Kills is the follow up to Halloween(2018) and part of a trilogy that’ll conclude with Halloween Ends. The majority of this movie feels like a prolonged setup for the next(and final) film in the planned trilogy from director David Gordon Green. There’s long sequences that serve no purpose to the overarching narrative and Laurie Strode(Jamie Lee Curtis) was, unfortunately, sidelined for the majority of the 105 minute runtime.
The movie lacks any real sense of tension or fear. The townspeople of Haddonfield are so inept(and Michael Myers is so relentless) that the conclusion of each encounter seems pre-determined with an inevitable outcome. I did however enjoy the commentary on vigilantism and it was fun watching some of the more over-the-top kills, courtesy of Mr. Myers.
The music from John Carpenter is an area in which Halloween Kills shines. Carpenter’s new material added a layer of much needed unease with his classic tracks working as effectively as they did in 1978, with the original Halloween.
Halloween Kills is a frustrating entry into the franchise but it’s not without it’s merits. If your watching to see Michael Myers wreak havoc on the people of Haddonfield then your in for a bloody good time. If your looking for a coherent storyline and memorable characters be prepared for disappointment.
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 Stars
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