I haven’t seen the original in quite some time but I remember thinking that having all this background on Michael was a bad move.
So I had enjoyed the second half more than the first, in the original.
But in this version, the first half totally out classes the second half.
That was true horror. That kid could really act.
In the second half, just like in the RZ original, Michael isn’t as ruthless as he should be. He lets Loomis live, had kid gloves with Laurie, and what’s up with showing Laurie that old photo? He had all those years with Loomis to dig up old feelings. The real MM would have killed Laurie right away.
Anyway, the movie is much improved and not much could be done with the second half.
A great edit would be to just have the first half and end it after the disappearing fork trick, when the camera freezes on Michaels insane expression.
Or, call me crazy, use that as the beginning of Carpenter’s original.
I watched this last night, and overall awesome job. The technical skill you have here is great. Picture was nice, audio was nice, and there were no hard cuts of either. DVD setup was great too. I wanted to give this a 5, but I didnt really like how you handled the ending at all. I found the explanation credits after the faux ending was a bit laborious to go through. I already got this information from your info. Also, I dont really like the extra house ending, seems over the top to me. So I was a bit taken out of the experience for the ending. However, the rest of the edit was fantastic. Great job. Keep on editing please!!! Final rating: 4 out of 5 for me. Thanks 3raz0r!