Saturday, July 18, 2015

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

 Director: Steve Miner

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams, LL Cool J, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Janet Leigh

Laurie Strode is the dean of a Northern California private school living under an assumed name. Her son attends the school. On Halloween, some of the students ditch a school trip to stay on campus to a Halloween party of their own. Michael Myers has found out where his sister is and heads to the school to finish the job once and for all killing anyone that gets in his way.

When this movie came out, Jamie Lee Curtis even said to ignore movies 3-6. This movie picks up years later after the second one. That is all fine and good, but it was just really weird. I mean we got to see Jamie Lee Curtis back in the Halloween movies. That was a big deal. It was the whole forget about the last few ones that were made. We are going back to the second movie story line. I loved the whole idea of it. I hated the whole Jaime and her whining in 4 &5, but I was in for the long haul with the series. This one was supposed to be the last movie, but we all know what happens there.

Michael Myers is back to kill some more people. Jamie Lee Curtis was great as always, and it was so good to see her back in the role that made her famous. To see her and her mother, Janet Leigh, working in the same movie as adults was a pleasure. Why was LL Cool J playing a guard? I have no idea. They could have saved the money and got just anyone for the part. My problem with the cast was Josh Hartnett. It was not his acting, it was his hair. Just look at it. It looks like a 4 year old cut it with safety scissors. It is all crooked and butchered. It took me out of the movie every time they showed him.

If you just watch the first two then this one, the whole thing will make sense, but who in the world has done that. The movie itself is not bad at all. It is a watchable movie, but just don not expect wonders. Enjoy.

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) Trailer

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