Rob zombies Halloween films

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  1. megatron6661

    megatron6661 Well-Known Member

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    I thought since it is Halloween make a discussion on this topic. I do not think there has been a topic on the Halloween remakes, if not what is everyone's thoughts on the remake of Halloween 1 and 2
     
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    Primal1987 Creator Of The OptiBrony

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    Halloween wasn't bad. It had it's good moments, though the theatrical version is superior to the unrated cut.

    I thought Halloween II was terrible. While I would commend Zombie for trying something different, it came to a point where it was nearly unrecognizable as a Halloween picture, with Dr. Loomis being a selfish jerk, and the poorly implemented supernatural element.
     
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    The first one was decent and one of the few slasher remakes I've actually liked. H2 wasn't horrible but not really good either, glad he decided to stop there.
     
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    His other two movies aren't bad either.I prefer The Devil's Rejects over House of 1000 Corpses,but both are favorites of mine.
     
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    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    Both don't hold a candle to the original.
     
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    The first one's ending still baffles me.
     
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    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    The first one was a decent remake, and I rather enjoyed it. The second was a mess.
     
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    Agreed. They are meh in my book. We did not need to see Michael as a kid. It was best when he was a mystery.
     
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    saw part 2, wish id have that moment of my life back....


    I have to say that his "best" movie would be the Haunted world of El Super beasto
     
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    Rob Zombie + Halloween = bad combo
     
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    The first remake was okay. It told the origin of Micheal Myers and it started off when he was a kid.

    To me the second one wasn't all that great.
     
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    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    I actually would love to see a third installment. The second one was not as good as the first but I think he can do better.
     
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    There will be a third installment, but Zombie isn't directing. The My Bloody Valentine 3D/Drive Angry filmmakers have taken the reins.
     
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    Starfire22 Wall crawling menace!

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    If this is true, how would they go about it? Personally I'd like them to remake season of the witch.
     
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    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    That was remade at the beginning of this year...
     
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    Starfire22 Wall crawling menace!

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    It was?
     
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    Yup, starred Nicholas Cage
     
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    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    I'm a huge fan of John Carpenter's Halloween. I think it's the perfect example of what makes for a great suspenseful thriller. Despite the fact that it's success helped lead to the slasher film genre of the '80s, I do not consider it a horror film.

    Rob Zombie's Halloween is quite a different animal. I like that he attempted to fill in the gaps between when Michael murdered his sister and his return to Haddonfield, but he made Michael a real person and not something supernatural like Carpenter did. Also, what kind of hospital was Michael staying in? He went in a tubby little kid and came out a 7' tall beast.

    Carpenter's version relied more on the viewer's imagination to handle the bulk of the scares, where Zombie's version hit you over the head with a 2x4. Carpenter's version was a slow build towards the big reveal and the chase at the end. Zombie's version built towards Michael murdering his father, sister and her boyfriend. After that, it was a race to the end. I also didn't care for the fact that Zombie made the Myers family white trash.

    The three main girls are also drastically different in each film. I found the original three girls to be more along the lines of the kinds of girls I went to school with. If the three girls from Zombie's film are like what teenage girls are like today... ouch.

    All in all, I found Zombie's Halloween to be enjoyable, but it doesn't compare at all with the original. I think it's just a sign of the times. I don't think Carpenter's version would work at all with today's audiences.

    Zombie's Halloween II, however, was pure garbage from start to finish. I hated all of the characters, particularly Laurie. There has to be someone to root for or relate to in a horror movie and Zombie didn't give us any. I think he tried to make Michael the protagonist, but it just didn't work.

    I have all of the original Halloween movies on DVD. They get progressively worse after Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, which I think is actually pretty good, but I have them all and can find something in each of them to enjoy. I did not, and will not, purchase Zombie's Halloween II. It's worse than bad.
     
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    They did. It was one of the worst reviewed movies of the year. I didn't see it yet though.
     
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    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    Halloween III: Season of the Witch and Season of the Witch are two completely different movies, one is not a remake of the other.
     

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