Fans have waited for long to watch the latest installment in the Halloween franchise, but for now, all it seems is that the fans should set their expectations high!
Halloween debuted with a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film had more than 12 reviews on this Rotten Tomatoes page; all of which winning a “Fresh” rating.
This looks really impressive even after the film has faced some rousing reactions on social media. In total, the franchise has had an interesting run on Rotten Tomatoes until now. If we talk about the earlier Halloween films, the original carries a score of 93% while its sequel Halloween II holds a disappointing score of 31% whereas the more recent H2: Halloween II holds just 19%.
Obviously, the score will not stay at 100% for long as most scores usually fall down as more reviews of the film are posted online. However, there is a chance that the film manages to maintain its score ratings before it gets “certified fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes.
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The movie features Laurie Strode played by Jamie Lee Curtis once again facing Michael Myers in a plot that brings back her past in an interesting way. Here’s what Curtis told Comicbook.com in an interview:
“Laurie Strode had something happen to her that no one in our lives should ever have happen and she just reacted in her intelligent way to save her life. Period. End of story, the movie ends. This new movie picks up 40 years later and what happened is, 40 years later, there was no trauma therapy. No one went in and gave her mental health services. She was raised by Midwestern, simple people who said, ‘Baby, you’re okay,’ and she went back to school two days later with just a little scar on her arm and that’s it. Laurie Strode was a 17-year-old high school student who nobody paid any attention to. And now she is demanding a moment, and that’s who we meet 40 years later. It’s powerful. And that’s what [co-writer/director] David [Gordon Green] so beautifully has woven back and you’ve left this woman with nothing but, she’s become the boy who cried wolf. She is that persevering woman who has spent every day of her adulthood…she was 17. Every day of her adult life has been spent preparing for when [Michael Myers is] coming back, where he’s coming back.”
Directed by David Gordon Green, Halloween stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Nick Castle, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, and Virginia Gardner.
Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Halloween is set to hit theaters on October 19, 2018.