Halloween Kills 2021 is a Crime, Horror, and Thriller film. It is rated R and it is an hour and 46 minutes long.
Halloween Kills Review
Halloween Kills is directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Danny McBride, and Scott Teems.
The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle, who reprise their roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, with James Jude Courtney also portraying Myers again. Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, and Will Patton also reprise their roles from the previous film, with Anthony Michael Hall and Thomas Mann joining the cast.
The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween series.
Halloween Kills, the sequel to the 2018 revival film Halloween once again starring Jamie Lee Curtis. As we last saw Laurie Strode and her family, Michael Myers was burning alive in her house.
This film picks up with some firefighters who unfortunately rescue him from set event unleashing him on hadenfield once again.
As you guys know, I wasn’t huge on the last film. I thought it was all right. It had its moments, but there were just some twists and a lot of humor that kind of took me out of the experience and didn’t feel like Halloween to me.
And I understand that there are plenty of people who enjoy that film and that’s great. I’m glad you guys did. It just didn’t feel like Halloween to me.
And so with this film, I kind of just went into it thinking, I just want to watch a Halloween movie, it’s October. I just want to experience a film.
That reminds me of why I love this franchise so much. Even some of the lesser installments I have found entertainment value in.
When it comes to any popular franchise, there tends to be pockets of fans, people who watch the films or read the books or watch the TV show for different reasons.
Like some people just want to watch Star Wars to see lightsaber fights and ships that shoot each other and blow up. Other people really love the deeper mythology of Star Wars.
When it comes to Halloween. Some people just want to watch an atmospheric, creepy movie where a guy in a William Shatner mask goes around killing people on Halloween.
And other people look forward to a deeper mythology or lore when it comes to Michael Myer is being Laurie’s brother as has been retconned now and the cult development in the later films that I don’t really think anybody too much likes.
But some people want more out of the Halloween films. Some people want them to be a little bit deeper and have more characterization.
Where I think the movie that most fans agree as the best was the first one, John Carpenter’s original, which is an atmospheric, creepy movie where Michael Myers kills people.
When it comes to characterization and anything else. Michael Myers kills people in that movie and it’s great and I love it and I watch it every year.
Halloween Kills is more like that. When it comes to furthering the storyline, characterization. Interesting developments, not so much with this one.
If you were a big fan of the 2018 film, I could see this movie disappointing you. I could see you wanting a deeper storyline, more progression for the characters.
But if you watch Halloween to see Michael Myers brutally kill people in an atmospheric and creepy location with a bunch of Halloween decorations everywhere, that’s Halloween Kills.
The title is very accurate. He kills a lot of people in this movie and it is extremely bloody. One of the Bloodier installments, for sure.
It definitely feels like a bridge film in that Laurie’s character is kind of sidelined during this movie, which makes sense.
She is an older woman. She was mortally wounded in the first film, and like the original Halloween two, she has to go to a hospital.
Now, the whole film doesn’t take place in the hospital, but if you want more of Laurie, she’s in the movie for sure, but she isn’t necessarily the focus.
It is very clear they’re ramping up for some sort of final confrontation in the third film, and I’m sure people will really enjoy seeing that.
And I have a feeling that if you don’t enjoy Halloween Kills, it’ll work much better if you can watch all three in a row.
If you can just pop in the next Bluray or click next on your streaming service and see the next film, that will probably be a better experience in the future, because this is, without a doubt, an incomplete story.
I think most people are going to know that going in this is a trilogy. This is the second film. Obviously shit ain’t going to end in this one. There’s going to be another one.
So the comedy was dialed back considerably, which I appreciated. I don’t really watch the Halloween movies for jokes, never did.
And I was happy that there was less when it comes to the kills. There is more of a focus on them. The score is great, feels like classic John Carpenter, but there are some new tunes in there that I really liked.
And there’s also an interesting development when it comes to flashing back to the original 1978 night and the way those sequences were shot really did look like a late 70s movie. I was very impressed.
They usually can’t pull that off. You can always kind of tell, but the hairstyles, the art direction, everything on set, but also just the way it looked.
The darker areas of the screen were like pitch dark. It had that filmic look. Myers also does a few kills that are pretty fucked up, and I was pretty happy to see that.
When it comes to the Halloween films, I am in the camp that watches them for atmosphere, for creep factor, for the coziness of Halloween and the look of Trick or Treat and the decorations and seeing Michael Myers Kill People and the music and all of that.
I really love those aspects of the first Halloween movie, and I think that whenever they tried to kind of go beyond that, it always lost something.
It always lost some of that visceral feel that I got from that original film. And so I was happy that this film dialed that back a little bit.
But I can also understand that for some fans, that might be disappointing, especially if you like the 2018 film.
So that’s just my warning to you. If you really like the 2018 film, you might find yourself a little disappointed in that this movie is more of a pure scare murder movie, which I am very happy to see this October.
But it is an incomplete film. There’s not a resolution. And so some people are going to leave like, I got to wait for the next one.
But I think my favorite thing this movie did is something that the other Halloween films have only explored briefly in Halloween four, a group of dudes create a little mini militia to try to Hunt down Michael Myers.
In this film, the entire town is like, we are sick of this shit and they all just kind of create a mob and you see some consequences to that kind of chaos.
And I like that the film explored the idea of a monster, Michael Myers creating other monsters.
And that people were losing their minds and doing things that they normally wouldn’t do because they know there’s murderers out on the loose.
That was really smart. And I’ve never seen a Halloween film explore the town of Haddonfield actually crumbling within itself.
The citizens of Haddonfield doing terrible things in the name of hunting down Michael Myers.
So it’s not like it’s just a movie where Michael Myers kills people. It does explore the ramifications of someone showing up in a small place like this and doing that.
And it’s also realistic and that Jamie Lee Curtis is in a hospital. She kind of got caught up in the last movie.
It’s not like she can just stomp out into the night and confront this insanely powerful psychopath who probably isn’t entirely human.
So I like that they were able to still make it fun and fast, and the pace moves very quickly. Basically, the motherfucker is killing people from the beginning and kills people all the way to the end.
And there’s a lot of shit, a lot of death. And that’s what I watch these movies for. I watch these movies for shit and death.
I know the film is streaming right now, but please see in the theater if you can. I just want to support theaters.
Please do go to the theater and see this movie, and hopefully, you enjoy it. As a big fan of this franchise, it made me feel better than the last one did. It felt more right to me.
It was fast moving. The attempt at characterization worked pretty well. And like I said, I really like the idea of a town slowly being chipped away at by this madman.
He is actually destroying a town through his actions. So it makes him more than just a guy who pops out a closet and stabs you.
So I am going to give Halloween Kills 2021 a C.
Guys thank you so much as always for reading the review of Halloween Kills 2021 horror movie. See you next time.
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