I will say this, I like Rob Zombie's White Zombie stuff, but when it comes to making movies, other than Devil's Rejects, NOT SO MUCH!
Right now it's obvious I don't really care for his version of HALLOWEEN!The reasons why I briefly or try to make briefly go into.
The problem that arises with "Halloween" is that it comes into conflict with the concept of Michael being purely evil like many reviews have said before me. What made Michael Myers so scary(in my opinion) was that u didn't know why he was the way he was. There was no explanation,he was just PURE EVIL! If u see the beginning of the original Halloween, his family seemed pretty normal when u saw them whereas in the REMAKE hisfamily is White TRASH, mom is a stripper and his stepdad is a Drunken waste of life, HOW ORIGINAL!!! How the FUCK is that SCARY? The more they go into a backstory of MM, the more I feel it weakened him. He just was another messed up kid from a messed up family who kills people, I mean u might as well have his mom cut off his MANHOOD!
Another thing is I believe was eerie bout the ORIGINAL MM was how he moved. He didnt walk like a SANE HUMAN BEING,he moved almost like a ROBOT where the recent MM walks pretty normal but thats a minor comment.
A bigger complaint was the fact that the modern MM is a Hulking figure that just makes him almost seem like a Gentle Giant type. That wasnt scary to me. A better example to make it more clear; in Terminator 2, the new villain(ROBERT PATRICK) was basically a midsize average looking guy that somehow gave Arnold a run for his money. It was better to have someone that look like ur neighbor as that VILLAIN than some ANDRE the Giant type where it just looks silly.
Malcolm McDowell who plays Dr. Loomis unlike Donald Pleasance who played the original just seems outta place here saying Ridiculous dialogue and looking like he wishes he weren't in this movie. (Taylor Compton's) Laurie Strode is kind of annoying and her character in this Halloween kinda sounds like an overthought that was put in this film because she was our main HERO in the Original, I mean she doesnt show up til Halfway though.I also notice that there are many cameos in this film from actors who have appeared in many classic horror films like DEE WALLACE(Cujo, Howling, Hills Have Eyes,etc.),Brad Duriff(Child's Play),Ken Foree(Dawn of the Dead),and Bill Moseley(TCM 2,Devil's Rejects,etc.) but I don't feel they added anything to the story in fact I found it a distraction.
Now I like Blood and Guts like the next guy, but if it doesnt have the Intensity,Thrills,Believability,Entertanment,etc than it just becomes Reduntant and Dull.
I know Zombie loves 70's horror like I do but that doesnt mean he has to make films based on 70's classics. Id write more but I feelI've written enough.