"The perfect scary movie for people who hate scary movies. Huh?"
Alright, enough with the TV stars already!I remember a time when it was a bad idea to put a TV actor into a movie. Movie executives would beat you severely and throw you out of the window if you even suggested that a few years ago.
These days it's like, "So, you served Brandon a beer on an episode of 90210? You would be perfect as Gilligan in 'Gilligan's Island: The Voyage Home'!" Well, ok, its not that bad... yet. But so many movies have this mentality now. And I do think it takes away from the movie, in most cases.
Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later, utilizes this latest fad. You have Joseph Gordon-Levitt from "3rd Rock from the Sun" playing what I think is supposed to be a cool tough guy. But he's just MichaelFodder. Then you have Michelle Williams from "Dawson's Creek" playing the teen romantic interest or something. I wasn't really paying attention. I was just waiting for Mr. Myers to cut them all to pieces. Most of the people that run this site are Dawson's Creekites, so I shouldn't trash her too much anyway.
(Trash away - She's a PIG-GIRL!! -ED)
And if you don't mention the rapper-turned-TV-sitcom-star -turned-movie-star fad, then neither will I. I'll get into that some other time.
I don't have enough time for all the bad things, so lets skip to some good things. It wasn't as boring as I had expected to be. But I don't know why. The body count is very low, and after 6 other movies, Mikey M. just isn't that scary anymore. He is just a pale Captain Kirk without a phaser or a comb.But it does have Jamie Lee Curtis, and that always adds a star in my book. There will always be a place in my heart for "Anything But Love."