I wish it was an all Irish cast.
The Irish actors had that humorously earnest emerald isle, yet quirky approach, while Will Forte went full pantomime channelling the worst Will Ferrellisms. The different styles of comedy felt awkward. Throw in Aussie comedian Claudia O'Doherty & that's a third accent messing up my brain. Yet, everything else was charming, bizarrely unique & off kilter enough to be rewarding. Totally riddled with ideas & concepts that felt fresh & intriguing.
I love how a simple effect…
Holy frikkin' shit... That was...just fantastic. At first you think it's going to be a languid storyline ala the John Wayne film The Searchers, where the 'injuns' kidnap the daughter & the menfolk then go in search of her whereabouts. We get a lengthy travelling set-up where the four male character's personalities are opened up & revealed. Then kaboom!!! Shit happens...and this longtime horror film fan winces more than once at what is depicted. It really is a film that would be ruined by more discussion on my part. Easily in my top 10 for the year. Loved the dialogue as it was witty, clever & historically appropriate.
Like many I was at a young age when I originally saw Halloween. Thankfully I saw it at a local repertory cinema circa 79/80. And it has always been a personal favourite. I've endured through most of the sequels, some with success, several without, but after watching this supposedly new 'legit sequel' I can well and truly say that all those previous efforts in the franchise shit bricks on this misfire.
Fuck me. I was really looking forward to this…