Never have I had so much fun laughing at the acting of the main character (and his ridiculously plastic face), the atrocious script and the poor special effects (although fair enough for the early eighties). Tim Dalton and Brian Blessed gave fantastic performances (of course) and Von Sydow wasn't too bad. But the whole film just reeked of cheesy class and childish enjoyment.
So bad, watching it is a timeless pleasure. Heartily recommended.
The graceful and yet perfectly ugly movements of the young talents draw you in, and the piece manages to be beautiful and terrifying at the same time.
The film was just so... stupid! But by NO means is that a bad thing! Its a great summer movie, it was easy to watch, GREAT fun to watch and really entertaining, which is what you watch films for, innit?
All in all, a bit of '80s fun that CANNOT be missed.
OK, Halloween was absolutely great. A horror masterpiece and the father of the slasher film. Halloween 2 wasn't bad, but really added nothing to the series and was more of the same.
So while it may have been a risky decision to make a third film completely seperate from the other two, I think it was quite a good one. With the second film, the series was looking a tad worse for wear, so this seperate story was needed in a way. You just need to make sure, before you watch it, that you're not expecting Michael and Laurie to run across your screen (apart from the Halloween trailer cameo).
The plot was great, and revealed itself well, and while it was quite silly in places, and completely off the wall in others, I personally think that this was a great addition to the series, and a highly enjoyable horror film.
Guess I'd better go and buy Halloween 4...
I am of course, lying.
The Matrix really wasn't all that great. The special effects, while being pretty good as they were, were: A) first seen in Gap adverts B) just there for the sake of it, and they really added nothing.
As for the plot, I could see about three films from which it was seemingly stolen, the far superior Dark City on particular.
The pathetic attempt at romance was disastrously tacked on at the end, for no reason, and Reeves's performance wasn't really that great.
Just another big bad Hollywood nothing. Shame.
Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 really is a great sequel. Possibly better than the first (but much MUCH sicker), and although it has some rather poor special effects, its damn clever, and reveals a lot of interesting stuff about where Cenobites come from and who they are.
Be warned: This is a very very gory film, but if you can stand it, you'll see its great.