"I judge movies on whether or not I'm miserable"
- Mike Stoklasa
I was expecting more of a drama, but it's just a straight up comedy. And while it did manage to get a few yucks out of me, overall it's really just the most bland and generic execution they could have come through with for this great premise. Sad that among all these veteran actors, Zach Braff is the best part of the movie. Not to mention Red Letter Media did this exact premise 15 years ago!
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
On the scale of video game movies, this is definitely one of the better ones. Very competently made, great set design, surprisingly strong CGI effects, and some solid horror scenes.
My major gripe is the fact that the film feels the need to explain fucking everything through exposition. There are some awesome moments of subtle subtext and imagery that lose all of their oomph when explained by the giant exposition dump near the end.
The only moments that felt truly…
Have you ever been walking home along an empty street at night and just couldn't shake the feeling that someone was following you? You turn around to look behind you, no one is there and yet you still feel uneasy. Halloween preys upon that fear. The fear of that unspeakable presence just outside of your line of sight, obscured in the darkness, the boogeyman.
I think what I love most about this movie is the music. John Carpenter is a…