Halloween Kills: Screen-Jumper Movie Review

Still Credit: Halloween Kills, Miramax/Universal Pictures , 2021.

Still Credit: Halloween Kills, Miramax/Universal Pictures , 2021.

Hector Nerio IV , Contributor

Halloween: Kills

Still Credit: Halloween Kills, Miramax/Universal Pictures , 2021.

When the previews for other movies were complete and I saw the Universal logo came up, adrenaline was running through my veins. Halloween: Kills was greatly advertised, with trailers showing many action scenes and Easter eggs that will please many fans of the franchise. And the beginning is promising, it really builds up the threat of Michael Myers and includes newly established backstory perfectly that does not seemed forced at all. The movie does seem to have a impressive body count, too. Everything goes smoothly until halfway through the movie where all the build up ends, and the plot starts breaking down. When shown in the trailer, it hyped audiences so much with people making theories on what they predicted on what was going to happen.

 

And it is understandable that people might be disappointed that their theories didn’t come true. If you enjoyed the trailer you would still be disappointed that the second half of the movie seems a bit poorly executed. It seems the director is saving all its epic moments for the next film Halloween: Ends. Having said that, it is still interesting and worth watching due to amazing acting from Jamie Lee Curtis (Laurie Strode), Judy Greer (Karen Nelson), Andi Matichak (Allyson Nelson) etc. Don’t forget about the return of legacy characters like Marion Chambers (Nancy Stephens), Tommy Doyle (Anthony Michael Hall), Lindsey Wallace (Kyle Richards). There is even a welcomed surprise appearance by Dr. Loomis  played by Tom Jones Jr., who is said to be an exact look-alike of Donald Pleasence. The amazing cinematography and incredible action sequences, and it does build up how a dangerous threat Michael Meyers is.