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3.0 out of 5 stars NOT THE WORST BUT STILL AN UNNECESSARY REPETITIVE SEQUEL. DONALD PLEASENCE'S ABSENCE IS ALSO A MINUS., 7 July 2014
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THE MOVIE

After the truly terrible HALLOWEEN V - THE REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS and HALLOWEEN 6 - THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS the Halloween curse continued with Part 7, HALLOWEEN H20. While Halloween 1 - 4 were rather tame in the violence section, compared to other slasher films, HALLOWEEN 5 and 6 raised the bar. Other than that these two didn't have much else to offer.
HALLOWEEN H20 goes back to the roots. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode for the first time since HALLOWEEN 2, while Donald Pleasence, who played Myers' nemesis Dr. Loomis in Parts 1-6 unfortunately couldn't make a return, since Pleasence died in 1995. This is quite bad, as I considered Pleasence a vital part of the Halloween franchise.
Besides Curtis, the acting ranges from good (Jodi Lyn O'Keef and Josh Hartnett in his debut) to horrible (LL Cool J - sorry this guy is NOT an actor! - and Michelle Williams).
Descent directing by Steve Miner, who also directed FRIDAY THE 13TH 2 and 3 and WARLOCK.
Written by Robert Zappia, who wisely scrapped the mysterious cult introduced in HALLOWEEN 5 - as a matter of fact H20 completely ignores Halloween 3 - 7- wrote a descent script without adding anything new to the franchise or the genre.
I said it before, personally I don't care for the Myers character, Myers does not deserve the cult status he's received. The original idea that Carpenter had after H2, to make a Halloween movie every year with a different Halloween related story but without Myers would have been the proper path, unfortunately HALLOWEEN 3 was a rather poor movie overall and didn't do well at the box office.
HALLOWEEN H20 is not the worst part of the series, but it still remains an unnecessary sequel to a series that should have ended with HALLOWEEN II. The story is repetitive, so I'm giving it 3 stars (average). Had this one come out a few hundred slashers and a decade earlier it would have been a 4. Also with Pleasence's absence leaves a gap - watching H20 I constantly had the feeling something (or someone) was missing.

RATING: 5 / 10

THE DVD

Reviewed version: 2011 Lionsgate UK DVD
Feature running time: 83 mins. (uncut)
Rating: R (MPAA) / 18 (BBFC)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic)
Audio: English 5.1
Subtitles: English for the Hearing Impaired
Chapters: 13
Extras: Making of, Music Video, Trivia Game
Region: 2

Picture: B
Audio: B
Extras: D-
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Initial post: 7 Jul 2014 23:09:51 BDT
I remember this sequel, I may well have it somewhere within
my collection.
I remember it as an okay watch, not great, but watchable.
(I think like many sequels, they just run out of steam, with
little left to surprise)
Good review of this Sequel, measured and fair.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jul 2014 00:24:14 BDT
Considering S4eve Miner directed this who directed Friday the 13th Part 2 & 3 & the original My Bloody Valentine this lacked inventive kills & gore & why didn't they dub Pleasance voice in titles instead of the poor voice imitator.

Curtis is fine & beheads Myers is a fitting end, I don't class resurrection as canon.

A fair & honest review,

Posted on 8 Jul 2014 08:05:38 BDT
Thanks mates for the feedback.

I wasn't that impressed with H20. I guess it is the best sequel after Part II, but still very far away from the original and the first sequel.
By far the worst were the two remakes from Rob Zombie. Just a horrible watch. I read somewhere is planning a 3rd one, too.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jul 2014 09:26:04 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jul 2014 09:26:12 BDT
They was but it fell through, guess what it's apparently getting another reboot in a bid to kickstart the franchise as is Friday The 13th which is also rumoured to be getting a official Jason tv series.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jul 2014 09:40:08 BDT
O great, an official TV-14 Jason series, just what we need. Although the movies have aired TV-14 with minimal cuts, so I guess it wouldn't make much of a difference.
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