Updated: May 13
To remake a classic genre defining film would have to be approached with a certain reserve and respect for the films message, context, artistic direction. Just kidding this movie was directed by Rob Zombie and you can see his white trash, dirty, rock and roll finger prints all over this movie right from the beginning. That said, this is one of the better remakes of the 2000's. This is the biggest most ruthless Micheal Myers of the entire franchise. His back story is well developed and i like the direction they went.
The first half of this movie is ride through the degenerate mind of the director, it is an over the top depiction of an abusive home, directed by an already disturbed mind. I like the story just not the way its told. Its fun, but not always easy to watch. It is very well cast, and full of unique characters that if you can't relate to them, they at least entertain you. The second half of the movie is much closer to the original. When we are introduced to Lori the movie becomes more moderate with the story sticking so much closer to the original with updated dialog. There is a lot to appreciate about what Rob Zombie did to make Micheal Myers so menacing. It's the vulgarity that leaves little to the imagination. All that in mind I give this film an 8 out of 10. It is not easy to remake a classic or grow the backstory of an icon. This film attempts both and I give it credit for that.