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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)


Jamie Lee Curtis
Adam Arkin
Michelle Williams
Adam Hann-Byrd

Directed by Steve Miner

When young I went through all the Halloween franchise even the unnecessary Rob Zombie remakes and now that I am older the only two of the franchise that is worth seeing is the first Halloween (1978) and this one, H20 which was done twenty years after the first one. Since I do not consider any of the movies in the franchise done before this as worth watching, between the only two worth seeing I prefer H20 to the first film in the series.

The first film wasted too many times trying to drag us into a false sense of security that it eventually became boring for me. Just like in the first film and every horror movie the supernatural strength these bad guys have is somewhat annoying and to be honest not necessary to make the movie worth seeing.
That said, H20 for me best the first film in the fact that, the drag of a false sense of security is less. Even though the movie wasted enough time trying to set a foothold with story depth, when things started happening, the started fast and the movie did not drop the pace.

We get to see more of Michael Myes doing his evil deeds and it was cool to see Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) fight back and stand her ground.

The movie makes us know that Laurie has moved on with a new name and now has a son John, a seventeen-year-old. Laurie still suffers from post traumatic stress brought about by her brother still wanting her dead. It was Halloween again and the stress is more apparent marring her relationship with her son.

We get to see him wanting to have a life and she finally gave him to let him do things on his own. It so happens (by some weird coincidence) Michael Myes happens to be on the hunt again.
He is aware of Laurie’s whereabouts and he is not just going after her now, but also his nephew.

If you choose to see this movie, you will be able to guess your way through on who lives and who dies. Slasher movies have a way of just starting well, then falling into a formula which is why many scrape the bottom of the barrel when it comes to box office returns.

In the end Curtis outshines everyone with her performance in this movie. The movie is seen as the best of all sequels done. This is a direct sequel to the first two films in the franchise and was the highest grossing at that time of all the franchise.


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