‘Halloween’ Is Exactly What Franchise Fans Wanted [REVIEW]
It may not be exactly what horror fans wanted, but it was satisfying.
Halloween managed to grab one of the biggest openings for a horror movie in cinematic history this weekend, making almost $78 million.
It's also the biggest movie opening for a female lead over the age of 55.
Can we talk about THAT for a minute? Jamie Lee Curtis looks FANTASTIC. That's always the running joke in Hollywood that women who are the same age as their leading men are never cast if they're over 35. It was great to see a leading lady who has aged with the films and is still kicking butt and taking names.
In other words, yes, Hollywood. We've noticed that Tom Cruise is 56-years-old and that his leading ladies are still young enough to be his daughter.
To be honest, Halloween could've been rated PG-13. There was some blood and gore, a few f-bombs and a quick boob shot in a flashback. But when I compare it to other R-rated horror flicks I've seen, this was pretty tame. A lot of implied violence, but not as much on camera.
The movie is a direct sequel to the original film, so if you're expecting them to stay true to the sequels and H20, you're going to be disappointed. Luckily, I haven't seen any films in the franchise in years, so the film fit into my current knowledge of the series.
It had the original music, the old-school credits, and overall a vintage-horror feel to it. The little boy who is being babysat (I'm sure you can see where this is going) offers some comic relief mid-way through the film.
I love love LOVE the fact that, in the end, it's three strong women who take down Michael Myers, and that at no point do men come in and swoop them into safety.
I love horror movies - was this the best I've ever seen? Nope. Was it original? Nope. Was it satisfying for what it was? Absolutely.
My son asked if Michael Myers will be back for a sequel. With the money that this film made over the weekend, I'm gonna take a wild guess that Jamie Lee Curtis is putting aside the Activia and coming back for more Michael.