Halloween Kills

Halloween Kills โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…ยฝ

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1. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes: the movie.
2. This is a Tommy and Lonnie hate account for life.
3. I. WANT. MORE. FUCKING. CHASE SCENES! AND I WANT THEM NOW!!!!! WHEN WILL THAT CLICK!!!!!!!
4. Iโ€™m now 100% sold on JJCโ€™s Michael.
5. This is the fruitiest Haddonfieldโ€™s ever been and Iโ€™m not even talking about the gays living in the Myers house.

First at the movies then several more times at home. The good news: my opinion gets more positive with each viewing and itโ€™s more enjoyable (and bloody) than the previous entry. The bad news: thereโ€™s about 10 minutes of deleted scenes that somehow made the final cut and I have questions for all the cooks that were in this kitchen.

This new timeline continues to serve fanfic, and with a few revisions, itโ€™s welcome fanfic imo. I donโ€™t mind characters dealing with trauma but keep it short and cute. Itโ€™s a slasher, not a drama. Not every side character needs a whole arc. Itโ€™s perfectly acceptable to have characters make dumb decisions in the heat of the moment; itโ€™s a whole other ordeal when every character decision is a dumb one. Itโ€™s almost too easy for Michael these daysโ€ฆ Also, hate to say it, but Iโ€™m tired of Laurie at this point though itโ€™s hard to like someone thatโ€™s obsessed with your hubby. Girl get a life he doesnโ€™t want you.


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YES:
โ€“Aesthetically, this is my favorite Halloween entry. The synth heavy score, Halloween decor and the plethora of colors around Haddonfield. The opening sequence is really fucking cool; I wouldโ€™ve made the main theme a bit more epic, but all in all solid as fuck.
โ€“The various shots of Michael and his crispy mask. Any scene that heโ€™s in, Iโ€™m in. Heโ€™s brutal, playful, sexy as shit. Halloween 2018 was a test for JJC but his work in Kills solidified him as my favorite take so far, no doubt.
โ€“Everything happening at the Myers house is A+ from one half of the gay couple portrayed by Michael McDonald (Mad TV omg what still not over this!!!) to the Shape giving Allyson a long, hard โ€œoh itโ€™s you bitchโ€ look before tossing her down the stairs and offing her bf to knifing the fuck out of Karen at the very end. The Myers house was popping!
โ€“Kyle Richards as Lindsey. The whole chase + hide & seek scene with Michael was really well done. Rather than so much attention be given to the boys, I wouldโ€™ve liked to see more Lindsey, Vanessa, Sondra, and Marion - poor girlie now has a history of going out in the third entry.
โ€“The flashback scenes were much better than I expected. That shot overlooking Haddonfield, yes! The alley setting was very much giving Halloween II and I love that for me. Michaelโ€™s clean mask, so sexy. Loomis screaming โ€œstay back; the evil is heee-uh!โ€ in the background was pure camp. The pan out of Michael surrendering as the score intensified. Yeah, I donโ€™t have any issues with the flashback scenes. That said, footage from previous films is a no from me, dog. This felt like filler and a reminder for the casual audience that will likely watch this once and never think about it again after the end credits finish.

LET IT BURN!!!!ย (Keep in mind this is after multiple viewingsย so if Iโ€™m still saying itโ€™s gotta goโ€ฆ itโ€™s gotta go.)
โ€“Tommy monologue at the bar.
โ€“Laurieโ€™s surgery. (RZH2 callback?)
โ€“Any scene involving patient #2. Taking the car outside the bar, running from the Haddonfield Memorial mob.
โ€“Laurie and Hawkins โ€œremember whenโ€ exchange.
โ€“Most of Brackettโ€™s dialogue. Hate to say it but itโ€™s a no.
โ€“Lonnie saying โ€œoh my godโ€ฆ Tommy, what tha faaack??โ€ when they find Marionโ€™s body hanging from the swing set. I laughed. The audience laughed.
โ€“โ€œEvil dies tonight!โ€ Oh fucking can it already! That curly headed chick spouting it and inadvertently having a โ€œshe doesnโ€™t even go hereโ€ moment was next level cringe. Then Tommy throws his fist in the air while saying it. Even Marion says it at one point. Stop.

I fully expect problems going into any Halloween movie; I mean, cโ€™mon, itโ€™s tradition. Just because Iโ€™m a devoted fan doesnโ€™t mean Iโ€™m not going to call them out when they fuck this up. And they do, all too often. If anything, Halloween Kills gets the aesthetic and Michael down and thatโ€™s really enough for this dude. Besides, itโ€™s improved in my eyes since first watching last night so that can only be a good thing right?

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