Four years after the events of Halloween in 2018, Laurie has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all.
I was always having mixed feelings about this trilogy reboot of “Halloween”, with some elements working and some being infuriately bad, however, I really enjoyed this one a lot, much more than the previous ones. Thematically, it was the most interesting, and reminded me a lot of “The Last Jedi” in terms of expectations and what this movie is trying to tell.
And this is coming from someone whom in general never liked the Michael Myers movies (with the exception of the first 1978 one, of course) having been more enamored by Freddy Krueger diabolical dreams and creativity and Jason slashing hapless teenagers at a lake.
While I did find the main plot interesting, and I love the idea that we centered around a man and exploring how he becomes a killer through a series of events, both hopeless and karmic and how that bites Laurie Strobe’s family in the ass in the process. Speaking of that Laurie was excellent in this movie, and sure, you could say that she was underutilized, but I think she hasn’t.
Because the movies focus so much on Haddonfield as a whole, she’s our entry point more than our focus. If the movie wasn’t so interesting, then yeah, I would have a big problem, but I was hooked.
I would much rather have a movie that’s messy and passionate than being just a generic slasher. I don’t want to get into too much spoilers because I really think that you should go into this as blank as possible. I loved the music, I loved the shots and the way David Gordon Green directs tension, I even loved the way it all resolves.
Diehard fans are going to detest this movie with every fiber of their being, but give it 10 years and people are going to really enjoy watching this and what it tries to say about our society. So, give it a watch this weekend, it’s on Peacock.