All things considered, director Rob Zombies re-imagining of the John Carpenter classic isnt all that bad. He decides to tell the origin story of Michael Myers, making Myers an explainable serial killer rather than some random demonic entity. The first half of the movie shows Michael as a boy, killing rats and classmates. The second half jams a remake of the originals Halloween-night massacre into too-little time. Zombie gets it right with the look of Myers. (The mask looks great!) However, the last chunk of the movie feels like a preview rather than a film. Too bad, because this actually qualifies as the best Halloween
movie since the original, flaws and all. While its a mixed bag, its nice to see somebody try to do something a different with the horror icon. Myers has been wandering around listlessly in crappy sequels for too many years. Hopefully, Zombie will get the chance to flesh out his film a little more with its DVD release. He needs take a little more time with the finale.