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Halloween Kills (2021)

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At the end of Halloween (2018) we saw Michael Myers burning alive, trapped in Laurie Strode's basement while Strode, her daughter, and her granddaughter were hitching a ride to the nearest hospital.

Halloween Kills (2021) picks up where the previous film left off. As firefighters arrive to extinguish the flames, one of them falls through the floor and into the basement. Other firemen rush in to rescue their partner and unknowingly pull Myers from the basement. Myers returns the favor by showing them how to wield an axe.

Across town, a local tavern is throwing a Halloween open mic/talent show. One of the people who takes the stage is Tommy Doyle, the little boy who Strode was babysitting in the 1978 original film (played here by Anthony Michael Hall). When news gets out that Michael Myers has returned to Haddonfield, little Tommy starts a chant of "Evil Dies Tonight!" and quickly organizes a mob to hunt down Myers.

While the mob flows through Haddonfield in search of Myers (they're as successful as you might imagine), a wounded Strode is left behind in the hospital to give monologues about Michael Myers, the essence of evil, and all sorts of things that we've heard before.

A lot of Halloween Kills is too deep for its own good. The continuous chants of "Evil Dies Tonight!" are an obvious reference to "Lock Her Up!", and as the mob smashed doors and windows to enter the hospital while chasing an innocent man, I couldn't help but think of the Capitol insurrection. Laurie Strode pleads with the crowd, "can't you see? We're becoming the monsters!" to a sheriff who once had the opportunity to shoot Michael Myers in the head but didn't, and feels he could have prevented the movie's events. It's a lot to take in, but fortunately before too long Michael Myers chokes a doctor with his own stethoscope and decapitates a elementary school kid and things are back on track.

Halloween Kills is a bit of a mess with plot lines all over the place and a bunch of people that just show up to get stabbed, but the reality is this trilogy is building toward a final confrontation between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, and that ain't gonna happen in movie #2. Halloween Kills is a two hour bloody mess whose only purpose is to tide viewers over until part three arrives next October. It has plenty of gore, but not much guts.
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I have guts for the both of us!!!
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Ehhhh hrm. I was going to take my GF to see this soon but man why the "social messages" or whatever hipsters call it these days? Just fucking stop with that BS ffs.

I may still go see it..
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What do you mean?
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Ice Cream Jonsey wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:58 pm What do you mean?
As Flack sez..
“A lot of Halloween Kills is too deep for its own good.”

I would prefer these movies get deeper into the actual lore of the movies rather than randomly grab something from news feeds to pull on peoples emotions. Tell us more about Michaels younger years. Tell us more about that fucked up mask factory ran by scary Irish people. Anything but a story that’s already being repeated on television or the internet.
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Just saw it. I loved it. I'd liken it to a bit in the Mandalorian where, after 40 years, we get to see Boba Fett be a badass.

This was Michael Myers unleashed. A mad dog killer is on the loose! It took over 40 years but the dude is, with this movie, in his prime.
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Didn’t manage to see this tonight, but I will soon!
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