WTF?....Halloween goes to the trailer park. A remake that demonstrates why Zombie's usual style is anything but scary: it's loud and brash, but also silly and annoying. His style may work when he is invoking the grindhouse-era (The Devil's Rejects,) but when he goes for scares and fear it feels untrue. Also when this remake deviates from the original it steps wrong, and when it doesn't it's unnecessary. Rubbish.
Storia simile al primo Halloween, ma che realizza un bell'approfondimento psicologico di Michael. La seconda parte cala in termini di qualità, ma lo stile regge. Molto bello e delirante il finale. Interessante anche la critica all'avidità del professore. Regia buona ma che non riesce a sbizzarrirsi. Fotografia e messa in scena ben curate. Personaggi non molto interessanti, esclusi i principali, ben sfaccettati
Carpenter's movie is undeserving of the level of obsession that's obviously required for this movie to happen. As a result, this is Zombie's worst film. It's sequel, while still not too great, is better for not being so tied to an original. It takes the 'mythology' too seriously.
The first part of the movie was good, but then it just started becoming pointless. Runs away, kills, kills, kills and then kills. Okay, good. Is that all there is? The amount of sex and female nudity (of course the naked people were only girls) also felt pointless to me, it's like it's there only to appeal to the mainstream audience, which makes me dislike it even more. One star for the childhood part, hate the rest.
Es de respetar a los directores que realizan remakes y al menos se preocupan por ponerle su firma. Ese es el caso de Zombie quien replantea el origen de la historia e introduce a personajes grotescos propios de una sociedad degradada. Son los estigmatizados que observan en la violencia como medio de escape. Caso el protagonista de la historia, más que consecuente, es innata su naturaleza asesina. Buena fotografía.
If we look at the original and we look at Rob Zombie's remake here, you've got two very diverse films with the through-line being Michael Myers. Zombie manages to capture a very menacing demeanor in the young M.M. as well as the adult. Some of the killings are supremely satisfying, especially the guards during the rape in the uncut version. I loved how gruesome this was overall, and Malcolm McDowell was riveting.
This movie is hard to digest, and the first time I saw it I don't think I properly appreciated it. After long and careful consideration from someone who loves this franchise, this is as good as the original and that is only because it never for a moment tried to copy it.
The rare reboot which stands on its own merits though still pales to the original. Zombie has a true feel for the genre and his horror stunt casting works in its favour. There are truly some inspired moments that inspire dread and fear. The sequence where Laurie is trying to get out through some barbed wire while Michael is coming through the wall is just horrifying. Was that the boogeyman? You bet your ass it was.
Is this guy kidding? I have to disagree. Rob Zombie's Mike Myers is a total bad-ass. If anything people should be thanking Zombie's work, 'cause in my opinion he saved the whole Halloween sequels. He not only made Myers to feel like a real person, but he also made a good horror movie with gore-ish scences that anyone who like to see blood on movies would like. So yeah, i think it's a really good movie.
The first half at least has a few moments of interest & dark comedy (most notable in the way Malcolm McDowell's therapist is clearly only interested in himself and a possible book) but the second half just proves a bad cover version of fear is not the real thing.
Carpenter's Mike Myers wasn't really a human being. He was that ancient terror at the edge of your vision, that fear that doesn't go away and doesn't die no matter how neat your suburban world is. Zombie rehumanizes Myers. He gives him motivations, he makes him pathetic and pitiable and sad, he makes him a dangerous animal that needs to be put down. He breaks the rules of horror and it's disturbing like nothing else.
Interessante omaggio di Rob Zombie al capolavoro di Carpenter. Girato con gusto, Zombie preferisce nella prima parte dedicarsi all'infanzia di Michael Mayers, demistificando un po' la figura di male puro che animava il personaggio nella pellicola originale. Nonostante tutto, la prima parte -essendo nuova- è la migliore. Poi, il film si adegua alla fonte d'origine, diventando uno slasher a tutti gli effetti. 3* e 1/2