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|Jan 17th, 2008 06:03 PM|
|DementedElf||It should have been stabbed in the head with a coat hanger and flushed down the toilet.|
|Jan 14th, 2008 11:04 AM|
|Jan 7th, 2008 03:21 PM|
|MLE||There are spoiler tags. Use them.|
|Jan 7th, 2008 02:07 PM|
|Jan 5th, 2008 09:54 PM|
|Ant10708||It was a hell of alot better than the last few Halloween movies so atleast we can hope Rob Zombie has revitalized the franchise.|
|Jan 4th, 2008 07:27 PM|
My two main concerns with Zombie's Halloween were the pacing and the lack of suspense. His movie spends way too much time on Michael as a kid, and while the drunken bastard step dad and stripper mom were a nice touch, it just went on for way too long (not to mention that the young boy's acting skills were quite... well, they weren't really up to par with everyone elses). But then the film jumps forward suddenly and loses all of the suspense that the "Michael stalking Laurie" sequence had in the original film. In the Carpenter film, Michael follows Laurie around in the car, stands ominously behind bushes, then darts away when he's spotted. In Zombie's, he just sorta stands next to trees, hulkingly huge, and follows her down the street at about 20 feet away, where everyone can see him. After this rushed and non-suspenseful series of scenes he starts to murder people. I liked how Zombie handled the violence, but the pacing during the massacre sequence (aka the whole last half of the movie) was awkward and varied too much in my opinion. It would speed up and crank along, moving nicely and gaining momentum, possibly even a hint of suspense, but then it would collapse on itself. Another minor complaint is that the final encounter with Michael was oddly structured, and while I enjoyed it, it just left some hunger for a big thrilling moment, which I feel was never delivered.
All in all, it's good in it's own right, and it just goes to show that in most cases the remake never tops the original.
Lucky for us, the ending (hopefully) eliminated the possibility of Zombie making sequels.
|Jan 3rd, 2008 12:48 PM|
Actually, last I read was that he's not doing the C.H.U.D. remake.
I just don't understand the mentality of people wanting to do remakes. If I was a movie director with the option to do whatever I wanted, I would create something completely new rather than doing a remake or "reimagining" of an older movie. It's not like these guys are short on ideas... and even if I don't like everything they do, I'd much rather see a completely new movie by them instead of a remake. I thought House of 1000 Corpses was extremely weak compared to Devil's Rejects, but I'd watch it 100 times before I'd see the Halloween remake again.
|Jan 3rd, 2008 12:21 PM|
|J. Tithonus Pednaud||He hand picked the project, it's not like it was forced upon him. Furthermore, word is he has opted to followed it up with a remake of CHUD.|
|Jan 3rd, 2008 03:30 AM|
My thoughts on Rob Zombie's Halloween:
|Jan 3rd, 2008 01:27 AM|
|Zomboid||I think that at this point, pretty much any rob zombie movie is going to continue to have a bunch of dysfunctional rednecks and his wife in more important roles. The whole thing was just a bastardization of a true classic. I doubt that I'll even watch it on tv in the future.|
|Jan 3rd, 2008 12:28 AM|
|Jeff The Ninja||
If Zombie were left to do his own films, not remakes or other things, with his own original ideas, we would undoubtedly see a lot more quality work coming out from him. The problem with halloween it seems (havent seen it yet) is that it isnt a halloween movie, its just a movie that seems to have the the name tacked on top of it.
|Jan 2nd, 2008 11:39 PM|
|sloth||setting the bar high for scanners and hellraiser in 2008 then|
|Jan 2nd, 2008 11:32 PM|
|J. Tithonus Pednaud||
I like to pretend this movie never happened. Like Hanibal Rising....
...see Zub's first paragraph for reason...
|Jan 2nd, 2008 06:26 PM|
|Darktrooper11||I agree with Zbu Manowar, Zombie really screwed that one up . Another problem I had with it was that it seemed to be Vulgar just for the sake of being Vulgar. Did "Fuck" really need to be every other word? That movie had more F-bombs then the whole original Halloween series! The only thing I liked a bit more then the original was that the death of Myers Sister was handled better IMO.|
|Jan 2nd, 2008 02:02 PM|
|Zbu Manowar||That's why they call me...Zub?|
|Jan 2nd, 2008 09:31 AM|
|Fatacula||Very well put Zub Manowar, that really sums it up. Zomboid also raises a good point!|
|Jan 2nd, 2008 02:09 AM|
Zombie fucked this up by turning it into his representation of film which includes trailer trash relationships (which conflict with the clean cut Myers parents we see at the very beginning of the original film) and a lot of rationalizations for this behavior. But the true horror comes from the lack of it. Zombie simply is not John Carpenter and his 'reimaging' would make a fairly good (if derivative) horror film, but he does not have the subtlety that was needed. He's still in the Friday the 13th mode of horror instead of the true and deeply unsettling horror which is sad since his Devil's Rejects was very good on that part. Perhaps Zombie is best left a fan of the films as his style is just too different to fully recreate a film like this.
|Jan 1st, 2008 09:58 PM|
|Dec 31st, 2007 09:18 PM|
I just saw the "Halloween" remake, really didn't like it much at all. Thought it spent way to much time trying to develop Meyers character and there was just something about the film, had no suspense what so ever. The original is just better, but it was a good try.
Oh and MarioRPG just so you know, when you get to "Halloween 3" there is no psycho knife wielding killer, just rubber masks and lots of bugs!!
|Dec 31st, 2007 07:04 PM|
|MarioRPG||I skipped it because I heard it had a pretty terrible reception. I still have to see the other 6 or so movies, as I've only seen the original.|
|Dec 31st, 2007 07:01 PM|
The new Halloween
I got it on DVD for Christmas and I was wondering what everyone thought of it. I have... Mixed expectations.