I watched this because the director did the upcoming EVIL DEAD movie. This story of an Irish mother worrying that her son is acting weird is solid and well made, though admittedly I didn't feel excited enough to write a full review. Strong lead performance, brief use of a cool monster, part where a child throws an adult across the room, good camerawork and great pacing at first, but it seems to slow down when it really should be escalating.…
I'm telling you, I love this series. Tons of A+ action but I'd watch it just for the story and characters. And what in life is better than a joyfully violent movie about how violence is bad?
Part III is a strong sequel, following up on a cliffhanger by delving more into the characters and melodrama before going hard for the finale.
Chintzy special effects and comic book transitions cannot kill the many joys of this movie about an order of martial artists trained to challenge a mean alien who comes to earth for a fight every six years. Nicolas Cage is great as the wacky headband-wearing sensei who has a cool pad in an underground cave in the jungle, but he's only one part of a great cast. I enjoyed Alain Moussi in the KICKBOXER movies, and here he's on a…
This seems to be a controversial stance, but I think HALLOWEEN KILLS is a really good and ambitious slasher sequel. I go into all kinds of detail in my review, but mainly I like that it's sort of an epic about the town of Haddonfield, that it treats the ramifications of everything that happened in the previous film more seriously than other sequels, and that it deconstructs the genre's usual concepts of heroism. (Also it looks amazing and has another great John Carpenter score.)