David Gordon Green‘s Halloween movie sequel will be released next month but the early reactions from Toronto International Film Festival are in, and they are great. The movie currently has a 79% Rotten Tomatoes rating, and has generated a lot of predominantly positive feedback from viewers. Although the idea of a sequel has been discussed briefly and shrugged off, if Halloween ends up being as successful as is anticipated, the possibility of a sequel is very real.
In an interview with Forbes, Jason Blum confirmed the possibility of a sequel considering the movie performs well. When asked if he was planning to stick to his previous statement about not doing a sequel he said:
“No, I think that got a bit screwed up. I’d love to do sequels, and I hope we do a sequel and we will do a sequel if the movie performs. We’re not going to decide if we do a sequel or not until we see the reaction to this movie. But I really hope to make it.”
If the response so far is anything to go by, a Halloween sequel seems inevitable. However, we will have to wait and see how it does at the box office. The anticipation for this reboot was so high that it could have easily flopped, although it looks like David Gordon Green and writer, Danny McBride have done the original classic justice. John Carpenter himself has said that he believes it is the best one since his 1978 original.
I can understand why a sequel would be on the cards if Halloween ends up being a hit, but I don’t know if i agree that it should go ahead. Rebooting the franchise to a high standard would have been no easy task, and if they really pull it off it might just be better to quit while they’re ahead. In this sequel they are ignoring all of the other Halloween sequels and directly following on from the original movie, which in my opinion was the right choice, and they made that choice for a reason. Another sequel would be completely unnecessary and could ruin the whole thing. This isn’t to say I wouldn’t watch it if they did make it, because I would damn well watch every second of it.
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