I know this one gets a lot of hate, and I'm not sure I can convincingly defend it. It's not top tier Argento, but it's on the tail end of the second tier at worst. It's definitely not the pile of shit most people tend to cite it as. There's a strange charm to the way the plot unfolds. Lack of an interesting villain and for the most part, a second act, leads some pretty serious narrative confusion and poor pacing. But overall I find it watchable, and with the movies Argento is releasing around this time, that's not a bad thing.
The worst thing about Old is how mundane the whole exercise is. M Night took a mediocre graphic novel that was open-ended, added an underwhelming ending and middle-of-the-road suspense and drama is born out of the combination. This isn’t Night going big or going home as some reviews have stated, this is just a film that simply doesn’t work.
This is easily my favorite sequel in the Halloween franchise. It has one of the best casts in the series, Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris being the standouts. It also has a fully fleshed out story, that while paying tribute to the original, has its own things to say. I've always loved how this sequel really brings the town into the picture in an interesting way (unlike The Curse of Michael Myers which tried this tactic and failed.). There is…