The Halloween Kills reviews are a bit mixed, which isn’t too surprising. Here’s what critics are saying about the new entry in the slasher franchise.
The Halloween kills reviews show that reviews are torn over the new sequel to the long-running horror franchise. A direct sequel to that of 2018 Halloween, Halloween kills is directed by David Gordon Green and stars a cast directed by Jamie Lee Curtis and starring Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Antony Michael Hall and James Jude Courtney. A third entry in the reboot trilogy, titled Halloween ends, is already under development.
After helping to create the slasher genre in 1978, the Halloween franchise has seen a series of ups and downs. Rob Zombie 2007 Halloween The remake was a notable success, as was the 2018 film, which served as a direct sequel to the original John Carpenter film, ignoring the many sequels that followed it in the 1980s and 1990s. Because 2018 Halloween was seen as such a comeback for the series, hopes were high for another big entry in Halloween kills. The actual result, however, appears to fall far short of those hopes.
At the time of writing, the Halloween kills reviews earned the film an unimpressive 46% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Some critics praised the film’s classic horror style, and it received a number of positive reviews. Despite these positives, however, most critics took issue with the film’s messy structure, which attempts to balance too much character and plot, and a lackluster attempt at social commentary. Check out some of the most positive Halloween kills comments below.
“It’s utter chaos at Haddonfield on every level, which makes for a mad rush with no shortage of memorable moments of suspense and visceral carnage. As part of an overall narrative, Halloween Kills makes for a sloppy, patchy entry with little to say. Even still, the cast fully engage in this lean, mean, downright wild entry, carving out an effective and engaging old-fashioned slasher.
Globe and Mail:
“And yes, the ending will make audiences angry, unaware that when they bought a ticket to this movie, they signed up for Halloween Ends as well… at least if they want a sense of purpose. But there’s something funny, or maybe just enjoyable, about what Gordon Green and McBride think a Michael Myers movie could or should be. If he’s not dead, don’t kill him.
Monster from the movie:
“Halloween Kills knows how to rock an audience into fear fits, and watching this iconic villain do his thing with such calm calculated ferocity is often frightening.”
“As horribly brutal as a night spent with Michael Myers should be, although the horror sequel loses some of its cranial efficiency juggling rampant carnage and social commentary.”
Clearly, Halloween kills isn’t all bad. There seems to be notable merit in his adherence to the style and nastiness of his classic slasher roots, and Curtis is still a dominant performer, albeit underused. Unfortunately, the bad seems to outweigh the good on the whole in Halloween kills, and a number of reviews that have risen are much less supportive of Green’s latest entry in the series. Check out some of the toughest Halloween kills comments below.
“In terms of upgrades, the revitalized brutality of Michael Myers is arguably the only achievement in Halloween Kills.”
“It’s a mess – a slasher movie that is almost never scary, covered in ‘topical’ pablum and with too many side plots that just go nowhere.”
“Green has made so many interesting films, from ‘George Washington’ to ‘Snow Angels’ to the best tracks from ‘Pineapple Express’ and more recent genre exercises. “Halloween Kills” is content with the reductive and desperately anonymous hackwork of its title. “
“An indolent and narratively impoverished mess that substitutes corpses for characters and slogans for dialogue.”
“Halloween Kills is a mess. Her hero barely appears during the first hour of the film, and the new characters introduced to take her place act like dummies and / or lunatics.
With a bit of luck, Halloween ends may deliver a satisfying conclusion to the franchise, but it looks like there’s a lot of work to be done to transform the story of Halloween kills into a coherent intermediate chapter. Michael Myers is still scary and the movie keeps much of the 2018 moving vibe Halloween, but a lot of potential seems to have been wasted along the way pushing aside the best characters in the show, spreading the story, and not conveying any truly powerful messages beyond mere tropes of the genre. Halloween kills may still be a fun and satisfying sequel for dedicated franchise fans, but for other moviegoers, it might not be worth the price of admission.
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