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I believe that Halloween (2018) was a great film to breathe new life into a classic franchise. If you’ve never seen the other Halloween movies, then after seeing this film, you’ll probably understand why movies like the Scream franchise even exist. I would hope they find a way to do more. This movie brought some dignity back by erasing many of the previous Halloween movies.
In a number of different ways, Halloween (2018) pays homage to the original films, and serves as a treat to fans of the franchise. One way is found in just the dialogue where you’ll notice some funny references to the previous Halloween movies. Those inside jokes will only be received well by people who probably actually saw all seven plus Halloween movies and its variations. What I appreciated is that even if you haven’t seen the original movies in a long time, the characters find cool little ways to catch you up through their interactions.
I think one of the biggest issues with this film lies primarily in the writing. One issue right off the bat is just how a certain characters knows exactly where to be during the climax of the film. I mean it didn’t make any sense as to why or how the character knew to go to an exact location in a scene. This definitely felt like lazy writing and directing whereas we’re not giving a more authentic transition from one scene to another.