The film feels driven by two distinct impulses, first in detailing the trauma in Laurie Strode’s character but also secondly in diverting to the late-90s teen slasher with Josh Hartnett’s character, closer in form to the redressed nostalgia of I Know What You Did Last Summer than the explicitly meta-shenanigans of Scream. (cont.)
As far as I’m concerned, this is the final word on the Michael/Laurie saga, a film that depicts its heroine as a successful-yet-haunted fighter in a far more satisfying and empowering conclusion than its 2018 re-hash. There are notable flaws here (Williamson snark syndrome, namely) but when the film focuses on its heroine and her lifetime tormentor, it still works like gangbusters, even when it’s over the top.
So far, the best Halloween sequel featuring Michael Myers. From unstoppable killing machine that was developed with previous sequels, Myers is here brought back to his roots as an uncontrollable stalker. Original used Samuels/Costaine's interpretation of fate, this one uses Frankenstein who must face his monster. Add to that homages to "Psycho", iconic lines of dr. Loomis and you have contender for best 90s slasher.
Jamie Lee Curtis return to the franchise for another stint as a "scream queen". A better ensemble cast than usual and stronger production values is a big plus, but Josh Hartnett is terrible in the film. With a better plot and scares the franchise could have gotten a more worthy "ending" than these kinds of slasher movies usually get as the talent involved is a whole lot better than the script.
Jamie Lee Curtis returned to the franchise with a vengeance with this pretty good sequel to the two first entries ( I suppose 4-6 never existed). Unfortunately she's the only reason to watch in fairly toothless entry which seemed to be more influenced by the Scream pictures than its own legacy. Final battle royale however is quite enjoyable.
Utterly generic 90s slasher (complete with cheap, made-for-tv aesthetics, unimaginative kills and lazy, post-Scream pop culture references). However Jaime Lee Curtis is fucking awesome and the ONLY reason to even bother with this tired schlock. When the film descends into a grueling "Laurie VS Michael" battle, it finally comes alive. Still... too little, too late.
Horrible. Dull, no character, pointless filler dialogue and possibly the worst directed of the series (I have to rewatch Part 8 though, so don't quote me yet). The fact that this want to theaters annoys me in 2013. Considering Miner has done well before with Friday the 13th Parts II and III, this is ridiculous. No spark. It's like fan fiction come to life with 90s style. Which apparently is a lack of. Skip. 3/10