I think it rubs some people the wrong way but I love how absolute no bullshit Jamie Lee is. Queen.
Halloween 5 does get a lot more interesting from Tina’s death onwards, which is no coincidence. Jamie running from Michael around the newly extended Myers McMansion is actually quite exciting. However, the first hour is just unforgivable. Too many unredeemable characters, THAT mask, Jamie auditioning for Strepsil ad for the first half and that fucking clown music wherever those two cops show up.
The man in black was the nail in the coffin for that timeline as well. There was no way they couldn’t reset the clock after that.
The masks in 4 and 5 are terrible.
Introducing Covid in any capacity into a franchise that is mainly based around people getting stabbed to death by a man in a William Shatner mask is massively disrespectful to the people that have been, and continue to be affected by this very real pandemic.
Context, I suppose, and my reaction is very knee jerk. I just don’t think the slasher genre is built for that kind of tact, although I’m happy to be proven wrong.COVID is going to be part of TV, films, and every other form of media for the foreseeable future. In what way is it disrespectful to acknowledge something that has dominated our lives for nearly two years and will have lasting effects for years to come?