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Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Though there's certainly a little fat around the edges-the film doesn't skimp on laughs amidst all the scares-it's a small price to pay for the truly galvanizing finale, in which three generations of Strode women throw down against the boogeyman.
H40 is actually a gift to a fan of H20. Now I get to see two movies where Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is a survivor with PTSD finally confronting Michael Myers! What other franchise gives you your favorite entry twice!
Grabbing the Scream Queen herself Jamie Lee Curtis, who shows what owning a franchise means, Gordon Green pays homage to 1978 original while still taking risks to reinvent the franchise for a new generation of admirers.
While some of the in-jokes and nostalgic mood-setting come off as a little too pleased with their own cleverness, the real effectiveness of this iteration of Halloween is the engagement with the franchise's treatment of PTSD.
As 'Halloween' begins to play out onscreen, it quickly becomes obvious that this story was not about Myers and Strode-it was a much more important look at how surviving isn't living, and trauma can poison a family for several generations.